Do You Know How to Choose the Right Wordpress Templates for Your Business Website?
For most businesses, the decision to make a business website is a large and important step. Whether for direct response or pure branding and identity, there’s a lot that can be said with a company website. Sales can be made, an online identity and communications platform can be launched, and a business that was once only an offline venture can take the huge, and in many cases, hugely profitable, step into online business.
However, all too often a great business website can turn into a letdown. Pages of copy built to sell end up producing very little in the way of conversions. Images that were crisp and clean look to be full of compression artifacts and grime. And most often, and most annoyingly, a design that seems amazing offline just fails to translate, resulting in poor site navigation and frustrated users.
There’s a way around this, however. By using WordPress to make a business website, you gain access to a huge range of WordPress designs that are ready to use. This can cut out the otherwise frustrating process of testing a design for your business, working with a professional, or even hiring a team of web designers and developers to produce your website for you.
There are hundreds of WordPress business templates available, many of which are built to cater to a specific type of business. Some are clean and relatively regal in their appearance, built for legal firms and other high-value prestige businesses. Others are action-driven, built to appeal to direct or response-based marketers and businesses in need of instant results from their online marketing.
The type of design isn’t something that can be summed up an a single-sentence adage; instead, it’s a decision that your business will have to make on its own. Depending on your website’s purpose, it’s best to either present a brand with your chosen WordPress business templates, or to inspire action. Think about how an otherwise tiny difference in the two designs could produce a big difference in your business’s sales.
Alongside the WordPress designs and templates that you choose, it’s also important to consider how it may be helped or hindered by your user’s browser type. Corporate websites that deal with a computer-savvy crowd may be able to choose from among the available WordPress business templates that that incorporate HTML5 and other ‘new’ features. In contrast, direct marketers that appeal to all users may with to leave out advanced features in place of compatibility.
While choosing from available WordPress designs and templates can be time-consuming and relatively stressful when having to make a business website, it can result in large improvement for your business when done correctly. Take the time to stress-test your template before making a decision, as a poor choice could hurt your business’s brand or results. For optimum results, it’s worth thinking long and hard before committing to a single design or template.
Andrea is a Wordpress Virtual Assistant based out of the Denver area of Colorado, yet serves the global entrepreneur.
Written by Andrea Kalli
Andrea Kalli is the owner of Andrea Kalli Virtual Trainer and Assistant, LLC, the Productivity Club, and the Small Business Podcast Directory. Her focus is on Internet and Social Media Marketing, Creating Wordpress Websites and Blogs, Keyword Research and SEO, Product Launch Support, Content Management and Repurposing, and Audio and Video Editing.
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