One of the things we do is training, and some of that training is related to WordPress, a popular web design software.
It happens that every time we train people, at least one in the group is going to ask me to help pick out a WordPress theme.
Now it’s not that I don’t want to help… but there are a couple things to know:
- There are literally hundreds of thousands of themes and there is no way I can personally be familiar enough to comment offhand about most of them.
- Part of what people pay a web designer to do is wade through these options.
So without getting super detailed (and spending about 30-60 minutes of my paid time researching), I couldn’t necessarily recommend (or disqualify) a specific theme. Besides knowing you can Google ‘best wordpress theme insert-your-profession-or-business-here’, here are a few other things to know about evaluating a theme:
Love Something? Stalk It
I will say if there is a website you like (assuming it runs WordPress), you can put the URL in this website: http://
With one client, she sent me three or four websites she really liked and we found that two of them were running the same theme (with customizations of course). Problem solved!
Think General In Search
Basic Themes Will Give You Options… And Options Mean Decisions
All Things Equal, Pick The Better Company
You also want to look at the name of the company making the theme. Do they have documentation? Do they seem fly by night? How are their reviews?
Support is a good thing to have so all things being equal, pick the company that seems better on the support side. If your theme provider has a support page like this, that not only has general information but also a way to get specific questions answered, you are on the right track: