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What to Expect from Good Free WordPress Themes?

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Posted by YDS on February 15, 2016 10 comments

Internet is flooded with Free WordPress Themes, but there are very few we can choose for an eye catching website. Choosing a right theme is the most important decision you have to make as a bad theme may confuse the audience and can harm your SEO.

At Y Design Services, we always try to provide valuable information to our readers and that is why we want to explore this topic in more depth. We hope you find this post useful. So, let’s have a look at what you must expect from a good Free WordPress Theme.

Choose a Reliable Source

Plenty of WordPress themes are available online, but choosing a right provider is a little tricky. It is true that many WP theme providers offer themes that may contain malicious malware-type code included inside.

However, there are ways to test a free theme for this, but honestly that is more trouble than it’s worth in many cases. The easier solution is to build up a list of reputable WordPress theme providers that have been in business for a long time (not a site that just sprung up last week!) to source your latest theme download.

It is suggested to choose reputable sites like WordPress.org, ThemeForest.net, and YDesignServices.com to buy both free and premium themes. These are trusted sources and ensure easy installation that does more than you expect.

Premium WordPress Theme Providers

It is always suggested that one should choose Free WordPress Themes which have a premium version as well. In this way, you cannot only unlock few premium features that you like, but it also ensures the reputation of theme provider.

Such theme providers are professional and you can purchase the premium theme if you like the other features of it. There could be hidden motives of developers who create only free WP themes. Therefore, make sure to choose providers with a separate version of premium theme.

Responsiveness

It is essential to choose the latest theme for your website (theme which is 5 to 6 months old) so that you can ensure the responsiveness of the theme. Older free themes that were made three+ years ago often didn’t include responsive features (it’s only become popular in the last 2 – 3 years) and likely haven’t been updated since as the original developer has moved on to other things since then.

Sliders

The best free themes include one or more graphical slider. This allows you to add your own images, some captions, and set animation effects. It also reduces the clutter on your home page and thus makes it more appealing. Users can feel more control and great interactivity with slider like features.

Thoughtful Widgets & Plugins

The usual widgets and plugins like a Related Posts or a Recent Posts widget may be included with a free theme. Occasionally, a developer who has access to a developer license for a particular premium plugin or widget may include this extra too.

It is great to utilize one or two premium feature of the theme into your free theme in order to increase its effectiveness.

Y Design Services have been offering WordPress themes from the last 6 – 7 years to its clients. We also offer Free WordPress Themes every month so that the whole community can take advantage of this.

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