Best WordPress Themes for Agencies, Developers and Website Builders
Best WordPress Themes
WordPress themes can be the foundation of a whole line of business for individual Web Developers and Agencies, but when considering WordPress theme options as a basis of a “done-for-you” service, we need to consider more than aesthetics.
Let’s go through each item in turn.
Built to Last
While DIY tinkerers can risk a bet on their framework quickly becoming “abandonware”, software without support, or switch to the buzzworthy technology of the week, if you build for clients then you need to know your technological foundations are going to stick around.
As well as giving your customers confidence in your ecosystem choices, it also allows you to develop a deeper understanding of your tools, and helps you capitalize on that education investment over the longer term.
Flexibility and Capability
Once you have chosen a development stack that you know is going to stay active for as long as you need it to, the next question to ask is can it help you get where you need to go?
More importantly, do you get tools that make your life easier, or does it fight you every step of the way?
Crucially, does the tool developer keep abreast of major changes and deliver you fresh and useful new abilities and updates, or do they stubbornly stick to old, outdated models …
Speed and Ease of Development
Of course, the point for many people of choosing a framework is to get projects delivered faster, easier, and with fewer bugs.
Once a project is delivered, it will often have future cycles of new additions, improvements, and tweaks.
You need to know your tools are going to assist you, make you more efficient, and create a productive working environment.
Security and Maintenance
Most clients are not going to be saying goodbye at the end of a project. They will expect you to at minimum keep your delivered project secure and up to date, and they won’t be too happy if your work suddenly stops working because of a point update from WordPress core.
Beyond that, will you be able to easily incorporate changes that you never anticipated? Just recently we have seen WordPress deliver a whole new editing experience, and there have been a lot of people adopting Google AMP. What if the client requests support for WooCommerce?
The Need for Speed …
All of this is for nothing if the site loads so slowly that visitors hit the back button or Google downgrades it in search rankings due to lousy page load times.
There can be an ongoing battle between capability and bloat, with many solutions out there deciding to forget about efficiency in favor of flexibility, or vice versa.
The Genesis Framework and StudioPress Themes
Since 2010, StudioPress has offered world-class themes that excel in both design and infrastructure: all of our themes are built on the Genesis Framework, which makes your site faster, more secure, and more SEO-friendly.
In addition, there is a growing base of third party developers also creating exciting themes on top of Genesis.
Thousands of developers choose the Genesis Framework because it provides exactly what they need to build a secure, SEO-friendly, powerful WordPress site without the bloat. All our products are built on Genesis — and yours could be, too.
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