Designing your site

Designing a website can be a great deal of fun, but it also comes with a lot of challenges. In most cases, your website is going to have to please your visitors but at the same time meet the requirements of the search engines. One of the important components that will help you accomplish this is your design. This also means having to make some important decisions for your website to help make it a success.

WordPress Designs

You will have the option of building your website from scratch. This, however, requires a good deal of technical knowledge. A much better alternative is to rely on templates that have all the technical aspects already built into them. There is a great selection of these to choose from and the Scandi minimilist design is taking the world by storm.

Getting help for your WordPress design

Loading your site onto the WordPress platform is a fairly easy process, but some people are just too busy to become involved with this. They don’t want to go through a learning process so they may want to hire help to assist them with the installation of the theme and the initial setup.

Choosing your WordPress design

Not only will you have different options of WordPress templates to choose from, but there will also be choices as to where you can get these. One choice is by using the free templates that WordPress itself offers. They also offer some that you can buy. But there are some other great options for buying these types of WordPress themes.

There are a lot of web designers that specialize in developing WordPress designed templates. Each of these developers will have their own unique designs that they hold the rights to based on their development of the design. This is why it is important to check out the different design developers to see what they have to offer.

Categories of WordPress Themes

When choosing your WordPress template, you will find that the selections for the themes are often separated into categories that the templates are most applicable to. You will want to choose a template that is most applicable to your business. Some examples are:

  • Corporate templates
  • Magazine templates
  • Blog templates
  • Video templates

These are just a few of the many choices available.

How to Install a WordPress Theme

If you are going to take on the task of installing your WordPress theme, there are a few steps that you will need to complete. The steps will be different depending on where you get your theme from. If you are buying or using a free one provided by WordPress, then you will be able to install it from the WordPress directory once you log into your WordPress account. If you are downloading a theme that you have purchased elsewhere the steps will be a little different.

  • Log into the WordPress admin area and go to appearances in the drop-down menu then to themes.
  • Click on add new
  • Upload theme
  • Install file (which is the zip file you received when you purchased your template)

Once this is done successfully, you will receive a message stating this with an option to activate and preview the theme. Now you are ready to start building out the theme by enhancing it with plug-ins and adding content.