The average user takes about 3 seconds to get an idea of the validity of a website. This datum is fundamental in the choice of the layout to propose to the users. Of course, a website (especially an e-commerce platform) must be usable, fast and must offer a pleasant browsing experience. Here are some tips on how to choose the right Template (some of these tips are valid regardless of the CMS used.).
Let’s start by saying that there are many marketplaces where you can buy or download a Template. There is a real “hub” of graphics of all kinds, even if they are often expensive (but there are also excellent ones in the official Template repository). You can also go for the free website templates also.
Very often, you fall into the trap of buying the most successful theme; the one that was best sold or rated by those who bought it.
Although this is a first guarantee of quality, it must be said that if a theme has been downloaded thousands of times, it means that there are thousands of websites all the same around.
Therefore, if you are a beginner and you cannot customize the theme much, choose a theme that is as original as possible.
Templates: watch out for the version
Another mistake that many make is that of not evaluating the version of the theme. Template, as well as many other open source CMS issue continuous updates of the core.
So be careful to download an updated version of the theme in question, otherwise compatibility problems could almost certainly arise.
Support of the developer of the Template
If there is an advantage in using CMS like Template it is surely being able to count on a very large community of designers, developers and end users.
- We enter a more technical aspect and we also evaluate the code cleanup.
- A theme is a package that contains several files and folders: php files, javscript, jquery, html, style sheets and so on.
- You should always check if the theme has been correctly encoded.
- The reason is obvious: most of the traffic comes from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Templates: where to find them?
In the search for the best theme for Template, you will come across one or more marketplace websites that propose different solutions, some of which are very valid and performing. Our advice is to opt for an ecommerce layout that meets the characteristics listed above and is easy to customize (not to create websites with carbon paper).