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What You Need To Know To Pick A Word Press Theme

Picking a Word Press theme can be hard. But you can always change your mind so pick one and play with it fora bit.
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If you’re thinking of jumping into the online business world, Word Press is a must. Your website is your storefront and where your clients will seek you out. They’ll want to see what you’re offering.

Of course, a website needs a theme.

What is A Word Press Theme?

It’s what will define your business and what will help you to build your website. Different themes will do different things. Therefore, you’ll need to pick the one that will represent your business as you want it to showcase your business.

There are free themes that Word Press includes, but there are themes you can pay for also that you can purchase elsewhere. You may want to start with free if you are in the beginning stages until you feel them out and know what they do for you. But as you grow, there may be more features that you want, and these might come from a paid theme.

SEO Plug in is a must for your website.
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Start On Word Press Site

After you have installed your Word Press website and are in the building stage, you will need to pick a theme. As you can see in the link below, there are many different themes. But how do you choose?

To see what that particular theme includes click more info, it’ll give you the information you need and tell you what it offers. It’s essential to see what it plugins it is compatible with so you know that your theme will support them.

It will also give you ratings of the theme. At the top right, you can click preview, and it’ll show what it’ll look like on your website. Even so, I have to warn you, it’s a bit hard to visualize it. However, I would still preview it because it will give you a bit of an idea of how it’ll look.

If it’s free, you can grab it by selecting the download option. 

On your Word Press Org site, you can have different themes downloaded even if you decide to let them be a doormat for the time being.

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This process can get overwhelming because you don’t know what you’ll be getting until you download it and start to play with it.

Therefore, you’ll need to be a bit patient with yourself. If you pick the wrong theme and decide you don’t like it, go back and select a different one. 

I have 12 different themes that I had used at one time or another. You don’t have to pick the perfect one to get started. And you can always get fancier later. I would choose the one that has the most features you’d like on your site for now.

And make sure that it’ll enhance your business set up.

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The Main Plugins For Compatability

Akismet Anti-Spam

The reason this is a useful plugin is that it helps to block the spam on your website. Especially if you allow comments on your blog

W3 Total Cache

With this plugin, it’ll help improve the speed on your site. When visitors come, there is nothing more frustrating when the site is slow to load.

Yoast SEO

Everyone needs more help with SEO. Search Engine Optimize is key words or a series of words that google uses to push your blog to page one. These words are words that people use to search for a particular topic. If you blog, the plugin will give you suggestions on how to improve your blog so the readers can find it.

Those are only three of the plugins that I use for my blog. But it’s essential when you pick a theme that you look to see that these plugins are compatible with it.

Download a few themes and play around with them to see which one will work best for you.

Don’t Overthink

Overthinking will make this worse. As I said, your theme on your website can be changed. If this is what is holding you back from making your storefront for your business, then pick one and move forward.

I have a blog to help you with overthinking here.

Drop a comment below if you struggle with what theme to choose.

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