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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a WordPress Theme for Business

There’s no shortage of WordPress themes out there. Every now and then, you see a new WordPress theme coming out all jam-packed with its list of astounding features and worth-considering add-ons…

And, heading over to marketplaces like Envato Themeforest, Mojo Marketplace, and Template Monster is probably the first thing you do to search for your dream theme, right?

Undoubtedly, these are some of the top sources to look for, but have you ever double-checked your process? Umm…by process, we just don’t mean your WordPress theme selection process but your thought process as well while doing so…

To your surprise, you might be making some silly mistakes that we don’t want you to go forward with. Yes, the common mistakes while choosing a theme for your business. So, let’s find out what you can call ‘common mistakes’ after our extensive research!

#1 Neglecting your requirements

Let’s suppose you have decided to start a personal blog. Now, these kinds of websites are all about content and don’t contain many features. What if you select a WordPress theme that suffers from bloating here? 

Yes, a theme bloats when it’s made too heavy with features and features just stacked up… You don’t want that even your business requirements want more features, right? 

For a personal blog, a free WordPress theme like Neve can work for you. You might not even need to run behind a premium theme here in this situation. 

However, premium themes are built for purpose and they also justify their purpose very well. So, we’re not discouraging investing in premium themes in any way. 

What we’re trying to say is not to neglect your basic requirements. Even if your requirements are heavy, remember not to commit the next mistake listed below.

#2 Forgetting the purpose of themes

You need to always keep in mind that the theme is for design whereas the plugin is for functionality. Do not ever mix them to find yourself in more trouble. 

And, that’s why we were saying even if your requirements demand heavy, go for plugins rather than searching for everything in your theme. Note down that more the features the theme has, the more complexities it will come up with…

So, you need to think quite logically here so as not to mug up those complexities. And, we can’t stress enough the WordPress theme developers who are way responsible to build add-ons to offer with their themes. 

It means they are keeping the WordPress themes lightweight but offering you additional functionality as per your needs with addons or plugins. Isn’t that great? And, such developers even offer compatibility with some famous plugins if they haven’t developed their own plugins yet…

#3 The tag ‘premium’ might not always works as it should!

Hear it out! Some of the so-called ‘premium’ themes absolutely suck from terrible backends to glitchy pages…

It simply means that every premium theme isn’t worth investing in unless you figure out some green flags to go forward with. Okay, so the major green flag we’re talking about here is quality support. This isn’t a luxury but a necessity!

Just step back if your theme is offering support but that isn’t quality support. And, you would now ask how would you get to know it. Well, reviews from where buy the theme play a major role here. 

Don’t forget to check out what people are talking about, especially the issues they’re facing with the theme and how developers are responding… 

Some other factors that you need to check for are page speed score, mobile responsiveness, plugin compatibility, ease of customization, etc.

#4 Not peeping into their updates

We understand that a particular theme qualifies for everything you’re looking for but have you just had an eye over their updates???

Is a theme regularly updated? If yes, you’re in good hands! And, if not, welcome to the world that just sucks! Just check out the last updated thing for a theme before purchasing it. 

If the developers aren’t offering regular updates, it’s not wrong to call them just irresponsible for their products. It signifies that there isn’t any work going on after a product is released… So, make sure not to become a victim of such products!

#5 Overlooking accessibility

Creating a website that’s accessible is not only a nice thing to do but also a necessity. Luckily, most modern themes come with built-in features to ensure accessibility, but it’s always a good idea to double-check the theme’s compliance before you use it on your site.

Remember, by making your website accessible, you’re making it easier for everyone to use and navigate. 

So, take a moment to review the accessibility features of the theme you’re considering before you dive into building your website. It’s a small effort that can make a big difference in reaching a wider audience.

As we wrap up, let’s just recall that you need to screen themes as best as you can if you don’t want to end up having a nightmare experience after purchasing a theme.

Happy Theme-ing 😃


One response to “Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a WordPress Theme for Business”

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    Isiah Chapple

    I appreciate the work to create this article. It’s well-written and informative. Nice job!

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