What Are WordPress Themes (And Where to Find Them) – DreamHost
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They usually include multiple kinds of pages, extensions, codes, widgets, and tools to provide more options for customizing your site, regardless of its focus. For example, you can see how many active installations a theme has, check when it was last updated, read customer reviews and ratings, as well as access the themeâs support forum. in addition, you can preview the theme directly from its listing using default data (and also using your actual site content if browsing within Word Press).
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Themes are an inherent part of WordPress. In fact, the platform includes a number of themes out of the box. However, there are a few reasons why you may want to choose and install a fresh theme on your site: To improve your siteâs visual appeal. If you have a specific vision for your site, you can choose a suitable theme and customize it to meet your requirements. To enable more design customization. If you have no design or coding experience, many themes offer a wealth of customizations to help you create the right design. To implement additional functionality. Depending on your needs, a theme may include functionality related to your niche that canât be found elsewhere. while the default or a customized version of a theme can work for plenty of websites, there are actually thousands of themes available to choose from, covering specific niches and purposes. Letâs discuss this in more depth now. multipurpose vs. niche Themes in short, there are two loose categories of themes. First, a multipurpose theme caters to a number of different niches and site types. They usually include multiple kinds of pages, extensions, codes, widgets, and tools to provide more options for customizing your site, regardless of its focus. While niche-specific themes are also customizable, theyâll often be tailored to one specific topic or industry. They wonât include as much scope for customization as multipurpose themes, but the refined functionality will usually be laser-focused on the exact requirements youâll have for your site. For the most part, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing your WordPress theme. However, it is important to ascertain your requirements before making a choice â and your budget is one of those elements. Free vs. Premium WordPress Themes Before we talk spending money, itâs important to know that there are plenty of high-quality WordPress themes that donât cost a penny. Weâll get to where to find them later, but the themes found in the theme directory must pass a rigorous review process in order to be included. This assures quality and leaves you to opt for a theme purely on design, functionality, and user reviews. However, there are drawbacks to free themes. For starters, support is usually minimal. many themes offer support through dedicated forums, usually leaving you to carry out the solution. Whatâs more, updates can be more âad-hocâ, depending on the developerâs priorities. While theyâre developed in the same way as free WordPress themes, premium solutions are a different beast. Youâll often find support and updates are vastly improved, along with increased features and functionality. However, youâll find this requires a regular subscription depending on the developer. Of course, this cost is justified if you believe youâll need regular support and updates â and weâd recommend keeping your theme updated to make sure itâs safe and secure. Ultimately, choosing a free or premium theme will always be based on your unique requirements. If you have the time and expertise, along with a minimal budget, a free theme could be ideal. However, in most cases, a premium theme will likely be your best option, given the vast number available. 2 Quality Places to Find WordPress Themes As we briefly alluded to, there are a wealth of places to find WordPress themes, covering all manner of budgets and niches. Letâs discuss two of them, starting with one weâve already mentioned. one The theme Directory The WordPress Theme Directory is the official repository for free WordPress themes. You can access this via the web, or alternatively peruse it from your WordPress dashboard. All of the themes have been manually checked via a stringent review process before being listed. As such, we recommend you start here when looking for a budget-friendly new theme. For each theme, youâll be able to access information that can help you make an informed choice. For example, you can see how many active installations a theme has, check when it was last updated, read customer reviews and ratings, as well as access the themeâs support forum. in addition, you can preview the theme directly from its listing using default data (and also using your actual site content if browsing within WordPress). For a fuller live demo, youâll often find a link to the developerâs website. This free text article has been written automatically with the Text Generator Software https://www.artikelschreiber.com/en/ - Try it for yourself!