Finding the right WordPress theme – that’s how it works

Which WordPress theme for your website?

you are looking for WordPress theme for your new homepage, blog or company website? Then you are now faced with thousands of themes and probably do not know how to choose the right one from the large number? On the one hand it’s great that there is so much choice. On the other hand, it makes the decision all the more difficult. One could spend days or weeks dealing with the theme search.

In any case, when looking for the right theme, you shouldn’t just limit yourself to beautiful design. There are a few things to consider and they will help you to choose the right WordPress theme for you in a more structured and faster waywith which you will be happy for a long time.

You should definitely consider these points when choosing your WordPress theme:

1. Features

determine what functions your website definitely should have. For example: Do you need a shop, should the website be multilingual, etc.?
When choosing your theme, make sure it is compatible with the features you want. (e.g. if you want a shop, your theme must be compatible with Woocommerce)

2. Responsive design

Only select themes that are mobile-friendly. This is called “responsive”. This means that your theme must automatically adapt to the respective screen size and your website must look good on mobile devices. This is not only important for a good Google ranking. A high percentage (and counting) will visit your website from mobile devices. Before you buy a theme, check out the demo website and see if it looks good on mobile and is easy to use.

3. Free or Paid

There are many free themeswhich you can find at wordpress.org. (Under Popular you will find the most used themes, these are usually good too, especially Twentyeleven, etc.) For a private blog or to get to know WordPress for the first time that’s enough.

But as soon as you company website want to create, take a paid theme. Paid themes can do more, have more design options and theme options, come with at least 6 months of support and are regularly updated. With a good, paid theme, you will also be happy in the long term.

4. Find out about the theme

Analyze all info about the theme

  • When was the theme created and when was the last time updated?
  • Does it have good reviews and which Comments does it have
  • which functions does the theme come with it and are these already available in the free version, for example, or only with a paid upgrade?
  • Does the style suit your project? Check out the demo pages. They give you insight into the style of a theme.
  • If you want to integrate a shop, make sure that your theme is compatible with Woocommerce compatible is.
  • Would you like your site with a Page builder design, pay attention to whether one (and which one) in the theme included is.
  • look at the demo pages at.
  • look at you YouTube videos where operation is explained. Do you find it easy and user-friendly to use?

5. Only get themes from selected, well-known providers

Free themes you get it directly from wordpress.org
Quality Sources for paid themes are eg

*Affiliate link, which means I get a commission if you buy the theme. But it doesn’t cost you more.

If you download the theme from a dubious provider, you can run into a lot of problems. It is better to rely on well-known, proven providers.

6. What should you not pay attention to?

Don’t be influenced too much by the look of the demo website (live preview). You have different images, different colors, fonts, texts, elements. The demo website is also just an example page that you could recreate with many other themes as well. Colors, fonts, images are easy to customize for each theme. The website also looks completely different with your own images, text and colors.

7. The spy tool to find out which WordPress theme is used

If you like a website and you want to find out what theme is used thereyou can find it with this tool: http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/ Of course, the prerequisite is that it is a WordPress theme and the information on the theme has not been hidden.

8. My personal theme recommendation

In my time as a web designer I got to know quite a few themes. But since I started using the Divi Theme, I got stuck with it and only create websites with Divi.

divi theme examples

Why Divi Theme?

Because I know that I can rely on this theme well, that it works well and that I can use it for a long time. With the many functions that Divi brings, I can implement almost anything that I or my customers imagine. The support is great and always helps immediately if questions or problems arise.

But what is even more important: My customers find their way around Divi quickly and easily. Customers who have already worked with other themes are enthusiastic that it is so much easier with Divi. Here you can make changes to texts, images, etc. directly on your live page. That means you can see immediately what a change looks like. This saves an enormous amount of time compared to jumping back and forth between the frontend and backend.

Here is the link to my favorite theme DIVI, if you want to learn more about it or buy it yourself: to the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes*
*Affiliate link, which means I get a commission if you buy the theme. But it doesn’t cost you more.

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