Many WordPress Themes are available in various designs or layouts. While choosing a WordPress Theme few factors should be avoided for getting the best result out of it.
Here are some tips you might check before buying or choosing the best WordPress Theme.
Images for Navigation in some WordPress Themes
Many WordPress Theme uses Icons (some without any image alt) as navigation : for example a home icon for home. It is unlikely that you will get Sitelinks from Google, simply because Google Crawler can not see the images in such WordPress Theme’s navigation, that area of such WordPress Theme will be seen as blank if no image alt is used.
Function of Tag Cloud is made false from the core of the WordPress Theme
Previously, we said that how important Tag Cloud can be. in some WordPress Theme it is, however disabled.
Administrative Panel usability of the WordPress theme
It is obvious, if the WordPress theme offers a complex cockpit like controls with lot of options to tweak, it becomes unusable to most users, specially the starters. Also look how much load it is giving to the server. For a busy blog the Administrators may remain online 24 x 7, if it is a shared server, condition can be made be worse by such WordPress theme.
More on choosing a good WordPress Theme:
In a previous article, we wrote how to choose a good WordPress theme. Choose from the most used WordPress themes either like Platform based WordPress theme Thesis, Genesis or standalone themes like those from Elegant Themes, Woo Themes etc.
Poor usage of image sprites or not compressed
Image sprites in a WordPress theme can decrease page loading time and also the number of http requests. In general, do not allow more than 10 images for any WordPress blog (best is within 5). Also, individual images might not be compressed in some WordPress theme.
Poor indication of hyper links, hover, visited
In many WordPress theme you can find no difference between hover, visited and normal state of hyper links. It can be troublesome for the visitors and they might leave the blog early.