I build WordPress websites. As a result I’ve dealt with a lot of WordPress themes. I’ve had some great experiences that have made building a site a dream and I’ve had some utterly awful experiences that have resulted in me wanting to tear my own hair out. This is especially painful when you realise you’ve paid for the pleasure.
In an effort to spare others some of the frustrations I have experienced, I want to share my process of how to choose a theme. There are a series of checks I run the theme by to see if it will be up for the job.
This is a list of those checks and questions. I’ve made it in order of what I find important. It may look pretty but if it’s a dog in the backed then you may be creating more work for yourself than needs be.