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How To Choose A WordPress Theme : Episode 13 Marketing Press TV

Finding the best theme for your WordPress site doesn’t need to be that difficult.

  • Think about the out of the box functionality you need to move toward the goals of your site.
  • Is the theme you’re looking at well-supported. How good is the theme documentation. Does the theme developer have a good business and reputation? These are all important questions to ask.
  • Is there a community built around the theme you are looking at? What have other people done with the theme? All good sources of inspiration and information for your next project.

This 2 minute edition of Marketing Press TV will help you make the best decision for your next WordPress project.


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Transcript:

Hey, everybody. Thanks for watching. Today, I want to talk about how to choose a theme for your WordPress site.

Hey, I’m Greg Taylor from MarketingPress, and I want to talk to you a little about how to choose a theme for your WordPress project. So, a lot of projects that people do start with a pre-designed or pre-developed theme. For the most part, that keeps a project under a certain budget constraint, or it allows you, someone who is not as technical as a professional, to go ahead and work on it yourself.

So, a couple of things to look for when you want to choose a pre-developed theme. A, the first thing that we look for is the functionality. Does it have the type of post types, does it have the type of areas, does it have a portfolio, does it have the things that meet your business requirements and kind of meets the goals that you’re setting for the site. The other thing that we look at is look for support. How is support given on a theme? How often is it, does it cost for support, are they readily available, and one of the last things we look at is look at the community around, you know, either the theme framework or the theme developer. Do they have a good reputation, are they there for their clients, do they leave them hanging, are they there to answer questions, are there good support forums.

So the three keys to look for is look at the functionality, make sure that the functionality meets your brand’s goals, look for the support, make sure that the support is in place, and the third thing is look at the community that is around the themes and around the solution. Make sure that, you know, there are other people adding to it, make sure that there are people contributing to it, and letting that theme or that framework grow.

So thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time. Thanks for watching. If you like our videos, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel or you can subscribe to this as a podcast in iTunes.

About Greg Taylor

Hopelessly addicted to music. Phoenix Suns Fan. Founder of Marketing Press. Rutgers Grad. Manchester United Supporter. Originally from NJ, now San Diego, CA is home.