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WordPress Themes: What some Developers do not Want You to Know

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by samsuung, Jan 22, 2018.

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    Many people do not know that some theme makers (of WordPress and Blogger, etc.) make themes out of a 'base theme'. The base theme could be a very simple theme or even an existing theme; what they do is only changing its appearance using some HTML and CSS.

    They may also add some functionalities by integrating some ready javascript code from GitHub.

    The result? - Some themes are not optimized for search engines.

    So, before purchasing any WP theme or Blogger template, always try to diagnose it using SEO tools.
    SEMrush
    If you're new to SEO and you do not know how to do that, I suggest that you read two article that will show you the essential tools for diagnosing themes:

    1) Before you Buy a WordPress Theme: Check its Structure: https://www.clevious.com/2018/01/before-you-buy-wordpress-or-blogger-theme.html
    2) Before you Buy a WordPress Theme: Check its Speed: https://www.clevious.com/2018/01/before-you-buy-wordpress-theme-blogger-template-check-its-speed.html
     
    samsuung, Jan 22, 2018 IP
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  2. mrb1129

    mrb1129 Active Member

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    Good to know.
     
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  3. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    some themes? You are being nice...
    most themes are not optimized, period...

    my guess is that theme designers simply do not know how
    to optimize their themes, and badly designed themes can
    cause google to turn against your site....

    my theme shop knows their shit, and they know how
    to truly optimize themes for speed. You can also test
    their themes via pingdom. They are the only people that I know
    of that has optimized themes and plugins for WP.
    (and I mean useful themes and plugins, not crap...)

    You can buy a $50 theme on Theme Forest if you want, however,
    if the theme is not optimized, then you paid $50 for nothing, but
    if optimization and speed is not your concern, then no big deal....

    also, using poor quality shared hosting can also cause
    problems, use a real host, get a real SSL certificate...

    shared hosting, along with free SSL junk will not go
    very far when it comes to google, and the only people
    you will be leaping ahead of are the same people that
    are using the same junk that you are using....

    Just by using:

    a super quality theme...
    a super fast host...

    then you leap past all those others still using slower hosts,
    and still using cheap, low quality, unoptimized themes...


     
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  4. samsuung

    samsuung Greenhorn

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    haha.

    I just don't like extrapolation/generalization out of a number of my own observations.

    But yeah,

    I agree with you if you say that most are unoptimized because until now, most themes I tried were unoptimized (from the same market) -- (However, this is just an opinion, a real statistical approach varies its sources, and uses the right sampling techniques for a better result, this is why I choose to avoid generalizing my own observation.).

    Yeah, and I'm surprised at how many people buy those unoptimized themes.
     
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