How to Choose a WordPress theme: 8 great helpful tips to choose from Themeforest

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Choosing a right WordPress theme is pretty difficult among thousand of themes on the internet. And it’s a very important task before starting your new website or redesigns your old website. Today I’m here to help you with this issue. In this post, I’ll show you how to choose a WordPress theme on ThemeForest.

I want to introduce with you the biggest WordPress themes and plugins selling marketplace. However, you may know a little bit about this marketplace. In this post, I’m going to talk about only one specific marketplace which is called ThemeForest.

In this article, you have to follow just 8 simple easy steps to find out your best WordPress themes in this marketplace.

1. How to Choose a Quality theme on Themeforest

ThemeForest is one of the most popular marketplaces for buying and selling WordPress themes and Plugins. When I was writing this post, there over more than 11,600 WordPress themes on the different category.

So it’s going to be a very critical part as a newbie when he/she going to find the perfect theme for their specific niche. Don’t have to worry about this 😉 here I’ll show you.

Let’s Start !!

Go to this url ThemeForest.net there you have to go to the WordPress category. Then you have to use filter option from the left sidebar. There are different filter options that will help you to find the perfect product.

how to choose a wordpress theme

how to choose a wordpress theme by category

From the left sidebar, you can choose your niche related themes, category, tags, price, rating etc easily and once you have done filtering. You can search for specific products from the above search box.

search themes on themeforest

Using this easy first step you can easily narrow down your result with some of the best themes among thousand of them.

If you think you have found some perfect theme for your website then you are wrong. There still need some research before purchasing any theme. Let’s take a look at the next step.

2. Take a look at the themes review/rating

Now it’s time to take a look at some of the themes ratings which you think it’s perfect for your niche. ThemeForest has a public rating option on every single product. So I think it’s a very quick and easy step to get instant result and choose some of them very quickly.

Here is just an example of how it looks:

review example

Moreover, you have to notice on the number of average rating on the themes. Because if you see there is only 3 reviews with 5-star rating but the sales is more than 50 then I think you have to wait before selecting that theme.

There might be wrong or something else. The theme should be at least 15+ reviews based on their total sales. Also, it’s doesn’t mean that all reviews should be positive and 5 stars. There some might be 4 stars or so on.

So how do you know what the average rating and good rating?

In my 4 years working experience I suggest you to choose themes on ThemeForest which has at least above 4.5-star rating. Most of the quality and the popular theme has the same range of reviews and they have above 4.5 rating.

Here is some example that you can take a look:

 

3. See how many sales they have

After checking the review it’s time to take a look at the number of sales. If you see there is a good number of sales then you can think it’s pretty good and positive sign to buy that theme.

In the ThemeForest market, they always make their items sales data public for their visitor. So that anyone can take a look at their progress and reputation.

theme sales total

4. Take a look at their comments

The number of sales and Good review is quite enough to judge a theme quality and other necessary things how they are doing. But personally, I recommend you to take a look at their comment section. Which will help you to get more information about the theme.

You have to think outside of the box. Question your self! Why people comments there? and Which type of people are comments on their comment section?

As you can see the screenshot! there is the number of people who purchased the theme and comments in the comment section.

loot at their comments

Basically, you will see most of the people ask the question and get a helpful answer from the author. And they are currently using that theme and recommend other people also.

From the comment section, you can also see the Author response. It’s very important if you see no one response then there something wrong. And I recommend you to don’t purchase that theme.

5. Check when last update the theme

It’s very important to check the update section. If the theme doesn’t update regularly then you should avoid that theme. Because of WordPress core changing day by day.

So, if your theme is not updated following the WordPress version then there you will see lots of problems using that theme. There you will face lots of security problem with that theme.

For this reason, make sure that your chosen theme is regularly updated their function following WordPress core function.

When they update their themes

6. Verify your theme

Now it’s time to verify your chosen theme it’s very simple you have to follow two-step. Let’s do it right now 😉 You can complete all the process using Theme Check service.

Theme Check is complete a free service. Using their website you can easily verify any kind of WordPress themes. And this is a fully automated process which is build based on WordPress.org theme guideline.

verify your themes

As you can see in the above image there is two options.

First: You can put the theme name directly the input field then click on the Search icon.

Second: If you already have the theme then you can just choose the upload option and just upload your theme.

You can choose any of the steps. But I prefer to check the theme put their name into the search field. Because if you want to check the theme health before buy then you have to use this field. Because you don’t have the theme file to upload into the upload option.

I recommend you to do it before purchasing the theme. After purchase, if you see any wrong then there is no way to return it.

7. Take a look on the demo and documentation

Now it’s time to take a look at their demo properly and also if they have online documentation with their theme then this is one of the plus points for you. This will helps you to take a look at their documentation before purchase their theme.

Documentation is one of the most powerful things if you are newbie. But you don’t have to worry about this. You will get dedicated support after purchase any theme from ThemeForest. However, online documentation let you to take a look just how they include their information.

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For the demo page you have to check each and every single page. Also the header and footer how much flexibility they give you to change each and every single part.

8. Check mobile responsive

Don’t forget to check the mobile responsive issue. However, most the theme is verified by ThemeForest professional team but you have to check it manually sometimes there might be wrong with their code.

It’s pretty easy to check your theme on different devices. Just go to this website mobiletest.me and put your link on the input field and select your desired device. Follow the below step:

check mobile responsive

Now you have to put your address here and click go button. This is very simple and easy process. You don’t have to buy any credit and no need any registration process. It’s completely free and you can do without registration.

mobile responsive test

Final Thoughts

Hey, you are almost done. If you follow each and every single step then I think you will get you to desire theme for your website and any other specific niche.
Make sure you don’t look at their design only. You have to take a look at each and every single function what they include with their theme. So, if you didn’t start yet then start now Browse themes On ThemeForest

If you have any tips or any new idea to choose the best theme from ThemeForest then feel free to comments below. Which will help us to include more information and if we think your suggestion is perfect then obviously we include in this post.

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