Today it’s easy for anyone and everyone to get themselves a smart looking website.
If you’re limited by your budget, or want a website real fast, one great option is to go down the WordPress Theme route. If you’re unfamiliar with what a WordPress theme is, and whether using one for your own website would be the right choice, then this article is for you.
A WordPress theme is actually a website design that has already been created by someone. It’s a lot more than that though as it contains most of components that make up a website which includes the design, page layouts, typography and colour palettes etc. Most people choosing a WordPress theme will need to use the services of a web developer to fully complete their websites.
There are literally thousands of themes out there for you to browse through, so no matter what industry you’re in, there will certainly be a theme design that fits the bill. Website themes vary in cost, but you can expect to pay at least $50+, but keep in mind that you’ll need to pay the web developer for their time on top of that as well..
Below we look at some of the main benefits to be had by using a WordPress theme for your new website…
By using a WordPress theme for your website you are immediately bypassing most of the design stages of creating a brand new website, which means of course your website will costs less. I say ‘most’ of the designs stages, as people often choose to have elements of their chosen themes customized so that that the look and feel of the design fits in better with their business.
As the design has already been done, you’re cutting out one of the main stages of website design process. This means you’re reducing the amount of man hours needed to complete your project, which is perfect if you need to get your website up and running as soon as possible. A quick project turnaround by your chosen web designer shouldn’t mean a shoddy looking website design either.
As mentioned above, there are thousands of themes for you to choose from, whatever type of business you’re in, or whatever type of website you want. From simple brochure style websites, to ecommerce stores, you will be surprised at what’s available. When looking through WordPress themes ignore the placed images on them as these are just sample images which can of course be replaced by your own.
As mentioned above, using a WordPress theme doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the look of your website. In fact, it’s very hard to tell which websites out there actually use a theme! Using a WordPress theme you can achieve a fantastic, professional looking website at a fraction of the cost of having one custom designed from scratch.
Of course just having a great looking website isn’t enough; you’ll also want your new website to be a hit with the search engines too. Another great thing about WordPress themes is that the majority of them have been created to be SEO friendly. You will also have the ability to further optimize your own website pages using the WordPress CMS.
Just because you have used a WordPress theme for your website doesn’t mean you constricted to your current website’s features and functionality. There are a whole host of WordPress software plugins available that can be installed into your website to take it in any direction you wish. Keep in mind that you may need the advice and assistance of a web developer to do this.
WordPress themes have rightly established their place in the web design market and are commonly used by all kinds of businesses. What’s not to love, if you can achieve the website of your dreams whilst keeping your costs down? If you think using a WordPress theme could work well for you and would like some more information please get in touch with us today!