The Difference Changing Your Theme Can Make

Last Update: October 05, 2017

Hey guys,

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.

Best

Brandon

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viyee Premium
Really useful info.
I had not thought of speeding up the web-site operation this way.
Thanks Brandon.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Brandon,
Thanks for the reminders of upgrades that we can make.
Often we get comfortable with where we are and what we are doing.
Sami
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Dmorrow Premium
Great point!
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AlexEvans Premium
Thanks for the reminder Brandon something to take on board for sure.
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