For WordPress themes, looks are important, but they aren’t everything. You also need a theme that’s well built, so that it works well across different browsers and devices, lets your website run super-fast, and more.
Customizing existing WordPress themes is a great way to get the look you’re going for, but if you’re not careful, when you update your theme, you can easily lose all of the customizations you’ve made.
A website, first and foremost, must be user-friendly. At the very basic level, that means visitors to your site should be able to navigate through its content with ease. How users interact with various elements should be intuitive and content should be easy to read. Above all, the goal is to help guide users to where they want to go.
When you’re creating a WordPress theme, you’ll need to have solid documentation, especially if you’ll be handing it over to your clients where they’ll be the ones installing and maintaining it.
WordPress is often cited as being the most-used CMS (Content Management System) on the planet. Because it’s used by everyone from small bloggers to large corporations, it stands to reason that most any hosting company can meet the somewhat meagre minimum requirements for running the platform. Still, there’s more to consider than just meeting the bare minimum when choosing a host for your website.
Performance is one of the most important aspects of any website, but it’s something people rarely seem to take into account when buying WordPress themes. In this roundup we’ll take the ten best selling themes on ThemeKeeper, in order of appearance, run them through some basic performance tests, and rank them top to bottom.
When it comes to plugins for laying out the pages on your WordPress site, Visual Composer is a hard one to beat. This easy-to-use drag-and-drop page builder with over 200 uniqueaddons will help the developer and the novice alike create just about any layout imaginable.
When it comes to magazine and news websites, WordPress is top of the bill.
The evolution of music consumption has gone from physical (think CD’s, cassettes, minidiscs? and vinyl) to digital. And, while a good website has long been an important part of a musician’s repertoire, in this day and age it’s downright vital.
As online learning continues to expand in both K-12 and postsecondary education, WordPress has become a natural choice for educators. Its ease-of-use and variety of potential uses allow for the creation of a powerful medium to reach students outside of a traditional classroom.
Conferences and networking events are one of the best ways to promote your business and establish relationships with potential clients as well as business partners.
Adding events to your WordPress website is simple enough; there are several excellent calendar plugins to choose from. But to take things to the next level, adding event registration capabilities will bring another layer of functionality and convenience. Event registrations and RSVPs are also a great way to increase customer interaction and loyalty.
Keeping functionality separate from presentation is a WordPress theme development best practice. In this post you will learn how to do just that, providing your users with a packaged plugin unique to your themes.
Besides features that are continuously being developed and improved, localization (l10n), according to Petya Raykovskain her talkat WordCamp Switzerland 2015, is one of the factors that makes WordPress and its community grow so much year on year.