These days everyone has a website! Identity and exposure has become the basic imperative for every business irrespective of their size or line of production. Having a website is the easiest way to promote your business and attraction increasing attention from the online visitors. WordPress websites are viewed by over 409 million people each month. These views come from a variety of sources including marketing campaigns, direct URL entry, and a number of other methods for searching online.
Although WordPress started out as a tool for creating blogs, over the years new features have been added to the software which have seen it become increasingly used for building regular websites. The types of website built in this way could include a business site, a portfolio, or an online store, to name just a few.
Some of the usable tips which should be kept in mind for making a website with wordpress as user friendly and attractive are as follows:
Create A Custom Homepage: By using a WordPress Dashboard (Page builder), you can totally change the first impression of a visitor gets when he/she visits your site. Dashboard makes the process of creating a custom website manageable for WordPress users who aren’t developers. The easy to use interface allows users to build pages on the front-end, so you can see your page on your live site as you’re building it.
Use Optimized Images: Images will make or break the appearance of your site. Poor image choice is the most common mistake I encounter in new websites. If you plan to use images, don’t cheap out — it will reflect poorly on your brand. Use Google Images or buy image form different website.
Customizable Themes: If you don’t feel like learning how to code to have some creative control over your WordPress site, or hiring a professional developer, one of the best things you can do is choose a theme with design options. But when it comes to allowing you the freedom to customize your theme – no coding required – to stand out from all the other users of said theme, not all themes are created equal. There are a lot of themes that allow for almost 0 customization outside of the customization options built into WordPress.
Coloring the impression you make: Do be careful though to make sure that these colours don’t effect the chances of your visitors effectively using your site. Therefore, dark copy on dark tinted backgrounds, a series of clashing bold shades, an explosion of too many colors for the eye to be comfortable with, all hamper performance.
Widgets/Sidebar is most important: Another easy way to change the look and feel of your website, is by placing key visual elements in the sidebar. These can be self-designed mini-banners, or simply good looking and useful widget plugins that fit well with the rest of your site’s design. For example a widget plugin that showcases popular posts and shows their featured images. Checkout the WordPress.Org plugin repository – they have tons of great free widget plugins that you can use to change up your website look.
Font Choices: Making great font choices is very important to the design, professionalism and above all else, the legibility of your site. If you want people to read your content make it easy for them. When in doubt, use Helvetica, Arial or Georgia. They are widely recognized as legible fonts online that have stood the test of time. If you’re not a professional designer, and a font looks “boring“, that’s probably the easiest way to recognize it as being a good font.
SEO for WordPress: If you want to make your WordPress site even more SEO-friendly, the plugin is a must-have. It’s free, and it’s awesome. You’ll be able to edit your title tags, meta descriptions and more, all from within the page itself no more fussing with WordPress settings.
It’s mobile & tablet friendly: The website you build will be responsive, looking great on every mobile device, smartphone and tablet.