How to Choose an E-Commerce Theme for WordPress [video]

Teri’s question is about choosing an e-commerce theme for WordPress. Enjoy! This is the first video in our new “You Ask, I Answer (on video!)” series. These are brief (3 minutes or shorter) videos. If you have a burning WordPress question, send an email and put “video question” in the subject line.

8 of the Best WordPress Themes for Solopreneurs and Freelancers

How do solopreneurs and freelancers choose the best WordPress themes for their businesses? Of course, it depends on the type of business, but there are some things that most freelancers and solopreneurs want. A good solopreneur/freelancer theme should: Be easy to set up Showcase the owner’s personality Look up-to-date Be appropriate for the type of […]

WordPress Theme Styles: How to Easily Pick the Right One

When picking out a WordPress theme, it’s important to choose a theme that will showcase your business. Just as there are different styles of houses — colonial, A-frame (remember those?), ranch, bungalow, etc. — there are different WordPress theme styles that are suitable for different types of businesses. Knowing which theme style will work well […]

How to Improve Your WordPress Site and Save Time with a Theme Framework

Some theme designers, like StudioPress [aff], use a two-tier strategy for theme development. Tier one is a theme framework. It’s where they put most of the functionality. Tier two is the child theme. That’s where the embellishments go. From the designer’s point of view, there are lots of advantages to building themes in this way. […]

How to Choose the Best WordPress Theme Designers (and Why It’s Important!)

With all the hundreds of WordPress theme designers out there, and thousands of themes, how do you choose? What should you look for in a WordPress theme? This was a question I asked myself when I started this website, not only because I needed a theme for the site I planned to build, but also because […]

You Need to Fix This NOW or Pay the Google Penalty

Recently Google implement two important changes in the way it serves up search results. The first requires immediate action from you. The second isn’t quite so urgent. #1. Mobile Responsiveness now Required If you want your site found when someone searches for it on a smartphone, it must be mobile friendly. There are some misconceptions […]

Google’s Gonna Getcha (if you Don’t Do This)

A while back I wrote an articled titled What is a Mobile Responsive WordPress Theme and Why Should You Use It? When I wrote it, about 30% of readers visited websites on mobile devices — tablets and smartphones. Today it’s more — lots more. According to Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, those numbers, at least for […]

So you Want to Change your WordPress Theme? A Bit of Preparation Makes it Easier. . .

WordPress Theme Tutorial As your business evolves and grows, you may want to completely change your WordPress theme. While it’s super easy to activate a new theme, tweaking it to make sure it works with your existing content can be very time consuming. Be very sure that changing your theme will help you accomplish your […]

How to Make your WordPress Site Mobile Responsive

As a website owner, you can’t ignore this segment of potential site visitors. I’m talking mobile. More than 30% of web views happen on phones or tablets instead of traditional computers, and that number is growing. On one of my websites, nearly 20% of visitors view the site on a phone, and another 14% on […]

StudioPress vs Elegant Themes: Which One Should a Newbie Choose?

“I’m new to WordPress. Which is easier for a newbie, a StudioPress theme or an Elegant Themes theme?” Let’s take a look, at the inside workings of both themes. Installing the Theme Installation is straightforward and the same for both. Download your theme Log into your WordPress Dashboard Select Appearance / Themes Click Add new […]