Today's post is about beauty

Last Update: February 12, 2020

Beauty is how you look at things. It is in your eyes. It is all in your eyes, in our eyes!

But there are basics that you can apply to make your website more beautiful. Beauty appeals to people. So if you could attract them with your beautiful website to dive in your content with a good UX, otherwise known as User Experience, that would create a true client.

We can add this additional value of a beautiful looking website. I am inspired by the last lesson I learned from Jay, also known as Magi studios.


What are the elements to consider on a WordPress theme?

Payed or free would be the first big discussion. Free is awesome but without much support for the customer. It is mostly forums where other users might give some advice. Or may not. Payed themes offer you support for any need of customization. That is more valuable than you think.

Another issue is update and updating of the themes. Jay recommends generate press as the free theme. Updated constantly and lightweight from a technical standpoint.

Jay's number one recommendation for a premium payed theme is still generated press. It would be 50 dollars for a year. Support and updates constantly, super light and easy to use. Simple layout as well. Clients' websites, minimal blog content, seems to be good on Yootheme.com. It has a website builder into it and over 90 different themes to choose from. Studiopress is also interesting as it offers demos and helps to construct your website. It is more driven to business as well, like Yoothemes, but it also offers blog style structured themes.

Creating a good visual experience is key. You need to be able to customize every part that interests that experience. Fonts, sizes, colors, widgets.

Output side, that is what your users should experience: No distractions, keep it simple.

Input, how you can use it: diversity, more possibilities, easy to install, dashboard for customization, places where to put widgets. Especially the after entry positions such as calls to action.

So you need to consider that the User Experience is clear and clean, but on your side, the importance is how you can customize it.

It was such an interesting lesson that I wished to share what I learned,

Have a great day

Janie

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CordeliaN Premium
Hello JanieT,

Sorry it’s been so long....😳 I am guilty of being a stranger to my WAmily....😢
But your post encouraged me to break the drought, it was Informative, “beautiful” image, and i really like how you put the post into a really succinct format. I am sure Jay would be dead impressed... 👍
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JanieTH Premium
You are too kind!!! My dear friend, the queen and the residents...how are you?
Thank you so much for your loving words and support,
You are awesome!
Now that you are back, I can feel the lady again.
Love
Lady J
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CordeliaN Premium
❤️🤗❤️
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Janie
Lots of interesting points. I have considered a paid theme but then I use Thrive Architect for building pages so I probably couldnt justify it for the blog only.
I like Generatepress too although the free version has some limitations. But it will do for now!

Thanks
Dave
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JanieTH Premium
Wow, good to know!! Thank you so much. Thrive Architect is also something I am considering. Is it true that I could include video lessons for sale? Directly embedded in the theme??
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Janie
Embedding videos on your site would not be a good idea as they would take up huge amounts of data and make it very slow loading.
Best to host videos on Youtube (private upload) or Vimeo if you want them as part of your course

Cheers
Dave
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JanieTH Premium
Oh that is awesome advice!! Thank you so much. I'm such a newbie still!
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Dave07 Premium
I am excited to see how you create your course. Let me know if I can help with anything!
Maybe I'll even learn to play a few notes! (Lol - no chance!)
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JanieTH Premium
I am sure we will insert a triangle special somewhere😜
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JanieTH Premium
Anyway, thank you so much for offering support!!
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Dave07 Premium
Lol - I initially misunderstood what you were referring to when you said about inserting a triangle somewhere!

I am very impressed with your intention to create a course. I think this is a great way for you to teach people your musical skills!
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JanieTH Premium
You are such a good friend and I will definitely do a video conference with you and the triangle! LOL
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balilux Premium
Very insightful. Quick question, I just started my website and started with my first post. If as I go along with my tuition and continue developing the site, will it be easy to migrate what I have added to it as it is in free, to upgrade to a paid theme?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Mariella,

Yes, upgrading and transferring your website content to another domain name in most cases requires doing a backup first (just in case – you never know what could happen).

Then once the paid domain is ready to build on a simple click of one button and wait a minute or so (depending on how much content you have added already to your free website).

That’s it, it’s all done for you (there is no manual material that you will have to transfer) done complete and ready for you to pick the theme of your dreams and customize it as you fill fit and the theme will allow.

So until you decide on a domain name, add as much content to the free website as you can: it will not make it any harder once you want to change it over to a paid-for domain name.

Good luck and happy writing,

Calvin
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JanieTH Premium
You can always change your theme. Be sure to back up all files. But then there is no problem at all. Going along and learning I have changed the theme like 10times already😉
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JanieTH Premium
Thanks for helping out!
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Ross57 Premium
Hi Janie

I use generated press the free version as recommended by Jay

I find it ok but now with seeing what you said about the payed version I might just have to look into it

Thank you for Moore great info

Enjoy your day

Ross
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JanieTH Premium
Thank you so much Ross!
Let us know how it works out for you.
I still need to try it.
cheers
Janie
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Ross57 Premium
Yes not a problem, I'm away at till next week so will loook at it once I'm home and let you know
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JanieTH Premium
I changed my theme to the free version and am liking it a lot so far!!
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Ross57 Premium
Yes I like it as well
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JanieTH Premium
Thanks
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NnurseBecca Premium
If you flute like you blog I bet it's beautiful
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JanieTH Premium
Awwwe, thank you so much!!
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Oscar37 Premium
hey I having problem with affiliate links got any advice
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JanieTH Premium
You'd have to elaborate that. What is your problem?
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