So you’ve made the right decision with your website and WordPress is going to take it to the next level. Now you just need to decide on the design. If you don’t have a huge budget for your project, then going with a WordPress theme is the way to go. Most people think of themes as very boring designs that can’t be customized. This is definitely not the case here. There are many theme design companies out there such as Themeforest and 1000’s of beautiful designs to choose from with just the functionality you’re looking for. So how do you choose the right theme for you?

Here are some things to consider.

Design

Think about the overall design that you are looking to achieve. Consider the graphics included in the template. Look for widget placements and unlimited color options. For advanced use, some templates also include the PSD files.

Responsiveness

A responsive design will let your website adjust to the user’s screen size. So the site will look good on any device including tablets and mobile phones.

Current

The theme you choose should be up to date and compatible with the latest version of WordPress as well as work with the most popular browsers available such as Chrome, Safari and Explorer.

Support

There is no doubt that no theme is perfect and updates are often released. Make sure that you choose a theme that offers excellent customer support and makes it easy to update.

Functionality

What is it that you expect your site to do? Think about the features that you will need such as a blog, contact forms, slideshows, galleries, customized menus and widgets, shopping and even shortcodes to make editing your content easier.