The Difference Changing Your Theme Can Make
real quick, I just did something that I wanted to point out for you.
My first website that I made, I haven't touched in 2 years. I did the occasional update, but overall I put my website on the back-burner.
Well, I decided to come back to my old site and reorganize it with my new experience so I can get back to work on it. One of the things I did was change the theme. My original theme that I used was one of the free themes provided for starter members here.
While it did do it's job for a longtime, the theme was pretty basic and didn't have much features built into it. Because of this I had a lot of extra plugins.
While I am undecided if I will keep this theme or pick another one, the new theme allowed me to delete three plugins that I was using for the features that are now built into my new theme.
Some of the plugins had features I didn't use so there was a lot of bloating that I felt was coming from them.
One example is I now have some built in social media icons.
Because I got rid of these plugins my website is now a lot faster, which equates to a better user experience for the visitor.
While I am not telling you to find themes with every feature imaginable, do keep in mind that a vary basic theme will equate to more plugins, which will equal slower websites, which will equal bad user experience, which bad UI will equal less money in your pocket.