Everyday there are new website are publishing over the internet. Majority of the website uses WordPress as we all know its popularity and easy to use with more than 15000 plugins and many of them WordPress Premium Themes. It takes many efforts to choose the right theme provider as WordPress theme is one of the important part in WordPress development. And that we gone discuss about top 5 things to consider when you choose the perfect theme for your WordPress development.
1. Theme Compatibility and Responsiveness
Your website must be compatible with most of the ideal devices from mobile, tablet, portable computers and other devices. You have to make sure every aspects are covered and no scripts specially the java scripts conflicts with each other and accumulate non-functions. So you should ask or find out first whether it is responsive or not.
2. Theme Updates
Now this is ideal question and very few asks to the provider before they buy and the question is “How often you provide WordPress theme update?” Now to have uptime and maintain your WordPress site it must be updated with the latest security patch to make sure your WordPress website be the safe and secured.
3. PHP Compatibility
Many of us does not know there are php versions which is rapidly updating across the internet. Right now the most demanded version in php 7 while I guess PHP 8 is on the way. PHP version is one of the very important thing to ask cause many of the plugins variable and themes variables are depending on that and as you know WordPress is highly dependable on third party plugins so it is very vital that it should be compatible with latest php versions.
4. Customization or Advance CSS
Here is another addition that as a developer we require. A freedom to customize the style and functions. There are very few companies who provide full control on their theme and its CSS so one can use it to match their companies branding colors or even to make any changes in the design architect. SoloStream
offers 100% customization on their themes and full freedom to alter any php codes.
5. Last but not the least Continuity
What if there are new php version launched and your theme provider have already stopped providing any updates on that particular theme? Now in this condition you have to either higher another developer and ask them to migrate and pay them good money. Now one should always ask how long particular theme will be supported? So over the time you can have latest updates and advance codes which works with your current theme and make sure you have all the new features and security measurements over the years and your website will serve you on and on.
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