A couple of months ago we met with some lovely bloggers in person and over skype to get a better idea of, “What Bloggers Want” Before we started our Word Press one to ones. We wanted to get an idea about the kind of topics that needed to be covered, and what were the main WordPress Problems and questions. In this post we will cover how to get started with Word Press Themes. This topic came up a lot as the appearance and how a blog responds is now as important to bloggers as the blog content.
A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software
WordPress Sites are fully customisable, which means if you know how you can code your way to exactly the kind of site you want. That takes a lot of time and knowledge. Luckily for all the non-coders out there is an enormous selection of pre-prepared Themes available. It is just a matter of choosing one that suits you. Depending on what you choose, a paid or free theme they can vary hugely from the elements you can change, to the support you receive and also the features you can change and adjust.
Picking Wordpress Themes
Experimenting with different sites is a great way to get started, and picking a basic theme design leaves you with plenty of options to add your personal taste, fonts, colours etc to really make the site yours. If you click on the feature filter on the themes page, that will bring a range of options to custom search the themes with the features you want. That way when you search through all of the available themes, you know that the one you pick will have the features you have selected.
Free WordPress Themes or Paid Themes
This topic quite debatable, as there are a lot of pros and cons to both. Over all if you have a business with your WordPress site it’s recommended to invest in a paid theme. Once you pay for a theme you have a direct contact for any problems that may happen with the theme, so basically you have a better support team. If you have a free site the only support you really have is the main WordPress site support. In general the paid themes are better quality as usually a lot more time has gone into the development stages and they can usually have a lot more functions over the free sites. Its worth researching both options depending on what you use your WordPress site for.