Choose a New Theme
If you're reading this or watching the video then chances are that you chose your theme when you first created your WordPress website and you're not happy with that first choice. But how to choose a different theme from the thousands of free (and premium) themes available? The answer is the 'Feature Filter'.
Everyone who takes their online business seriously should have a test website for trying out new themes and plugins without breaking their real (live) website. Free members can have two SiteRubix sub-domains and Premium members can have lots. You only need one website to be a successful affiliate marketer but you don't want to wreck that by trying out different themes and plugins on your live website. What would your visitors think if your website changed its appearance every few minutes?
If you don't already have a test website on SiteRubix then go ahead and make one now - just select the first theme you see. It doesn't matter which theme you choose because we're going to change it.
In your test website you'll want to go to Appearance > Themes. You can select 'Add New' at the top of the page or 'Add New Theme' at the bottom of the page. Either will take you to the 'Add Themes' page where you'll want to select 'Feature Filter'.
Under the 'Layout' section you'll need 'Responsive Layout' as Google wants your website to be mobile-friendly. Currently over 60% of online browsing is done from a smart phone or tablet so you'll want to capture that market.
Now you can consider the 'must haves' for your website's appearance. Do you want one, two, three or four columns? If two columns then do you want the sidebar on the left or right? People read from left to right so which is more important your content or your widgets? Content is King.
Remember every box you check will reduce the number of results and make your theme selection easier. Check too many boxes and there won't be very many themes that meet your criteria. Let's go for a balance. Remember that the choices are yours not mine I'm just showing you examples.
Now you can choose something that catches your eye. Install it on your test website and then customize it.
Once you have your test website looking just the way you want then you can apply the customization to your real website. Some themes have an Export feature so if the one you chose has that then you can Export all your customization and Import it to your real website.
If you're not happy with your new theme choice for any reason there's a money back guarantee (just kidding, it's a free theme) so you can go back to 'Add Themes' and try a different one.
Thanks for watching and happy theme hunting.
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