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Choosing a Theme for Your Blog

One of the beautiful things about the WordPress ecosystem is that you have an unlimited number of options when it comes to choosing a theme for your blog.

I only use one theme for my blogs: GeneratePress.

Why?

It’s lightweight meaning it runs really fast.

It’s customizable.

It’s awesome.

You can grab it for free, but I use GeneratePress Premium because I love the added features.

What’s great about GeneratePress Premium is that it’s only $49.95 and you get full access to everything and can use it on an unlimited number of sites.

So I’ve purchased it once and it’s now being used on 30+ sites.

Amazing.

But as I mentioned there are a ton of themes out there for you to try just don’t get so lost in the theme wasteland that you can find your way out.

Things to Look for in a Theme

There are a couple of things that you should look for in a theme:

  • Something that makes you happy. That comes first. GeneratePress Premium has a site library where you can try different looks.
  • Mobile-optimized. If it doesn’t work well on mobile devices you don’t stand a chance ranking in Google and you’ll annoy a majority of your audience.
  • SEO-optimized right out of the box.
  • Easy to change settings. This is where GeneratePress Premium shines for me. It’s so easy to jump in and change a couple of things around.

Default WordPress Themes Are Fine

If you want to hold off on choosing a theme then the default themes that come with WordPress are just fine.

The key is that your audience can come to a site where the content is easy to read.

The user experience must always come first.

Okay, you have content, you have a blog, and you have a theme.

Let’s launch this sucker.