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Tactics for Choosing a
Theme
Presented by Jasmine Vesque

@Jasmine Vesque 2013

#wpottawa
@jasmineVesque
A little about me
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Communications/Marketing/Webmaster
Nedlaw Group
Forget for a Moment Foundation
Co-organizer o...
What are you Building?
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Blog
Business
Portfolio
eCommerce

@Jasmine Vesque 2013

#wpottawa
@jasmineVesque
What do you Need?
 Consider layout, templates, and
functionality over colour scheme
 Build a list of required and “nice ...
Website Structure
 Layout
– How many columns?
– Slider
– Responsive

 Templates
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Home page
Inner page
Blog
P...
Where to get your Theme?
 General Google Search is not recommended
 WordPress Theme Directory:
http://wordpress.org/them...
Other Things to Consider
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Ease of Configuration/Customization
Documentation
Support
Read reviews, not just the sta...
A Word of Caution
 Premium themes often use Custom Post
Types which you will lose when you
change themes.

@Jasmine Vesqu...
Thank you!
Jasmine Vesque
@jasmineVesque

@Jasmine Vesque 2013

#wpottawa
@jasmineVesque
Questions?

@Jasmine Vesque 2013

#wpottawa
@jasmineVesque
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Tactics for choosing a theme

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This is a "mini" presentation on how to choose the right theme for your WordPress website or blog. I first gave this presentation at the Ottawa WordPress Group's Workshop on Customizing Themes in October 2013.

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Tactics for choosing a theme

  1. 1. Tactics for Choosing a Theme Presented by Jasmine Vesque @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  2. 2. A little about me      Communications/Marketing/Webmaster Nedlaw Group Forget for a Moment Foundation Co-organizer of WordCamp Ottawa 2013 Social Media Junkie: @jasmineVesque @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wcottawa @jasmineVesque
  3. 3. What are you Building?     Blog Business Portfolio eCommerce @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  4. 4. What do you Need?  Consider layout, templates, and functionality over colour scheme  Build a list of required and “nice to have” functionality  Don’t be afraid to sketch out your layout  How much customization do you require? – It may be better to choose a simple theme and augment it with plugins @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  5. 5. Website Structure  Layout – How many columns? – Slider – Responsive  Templates – – – – – – Home page Inner page Blog Portfolio Landing page Contact @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  6. 6. Where to get your Theme?  General Google Search is not recommended  WordPress Theme Directory: http://wordpress.org/themes/  WooThemes: http://www.woothemes.com/  iThemes: http://ithemes.com/find/themes/  Elegant Themes: https://www.elegantthemes.com/  ThemeForest: http://themeforest.net/  StudioPress: http://www.studiopress.com/  Frameworks: Genesis, Thesis, etc. @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  7. 7. Other Things to Consider     Ease of Configuration/Customization Documentation Support Read reviews, not just the star rating @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  8. 8. A Word of Caution  Premium themes often use Custom Post Types which you will lose when you change themes. @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  9. 9. Thank you! Jasmine Vesque @jasmineVesque @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque
  10. 10. Questions? @Jasmine Vesque 2013 #wpottawa @jasmineVesque

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