How to Best become a WordPress Template Developer

WordPress is the most preferred choice in Content Management System. It is because of its user friendliness and easily manageable features that make it popular among its users. It is blessed with interactive themes and templates which make it one of the most demanding platforms on the internet. So, to fulfill the needs of the user requirements, WordPress Template Development is growing at a fast pace. A plethora of templates are being developed daily, it is not easy to get your presence noticed.

To be a standout template you can give the following points a consideration:


WordPress templates have customized standard dashboards. A professional template is customized and reduces the efforts of the WordPress developers and it further helps in building the professional WordPress website easily.


When it comes to SEO, WordPress is one of the most SEO friendly platforms. This is the major benefit of WordPress; that will hold your interest. Search engines highly recognize WordPress websites. It implements multiple search engine friendly techniques and principle. Apart from this, there are many extensions which keep your WordPress website more search engine friendly.

Yoast, All-in-one SEO pack, etc. are few excellent SEO WordPress plugins which improve the performance with the caching plugins, enhances user experience with the responsive theme.


You should not use the template which is limiting the speed of your WordPress website. It is one of the most important aspects of a WordPress template. Many things impact the loading speed of the WordPress site. If the template is too feature heavy, then it may decrease the loading speed. Poor coding has a significant impact on the speed performance. You have to take care of these factors while developing an impressive template.


Everyone has a different taste! It is quite natural you may like a color, and someone else may not like the same. While developing an effective template, you must consider that what is your target audience. You should consider whom you’re trying to charm. If you are not using the right color scheme, then it may be a discouraging thing for the customers. You should be aware of the color theory and use colors effectively to serve the purpose of your development.


A good layout always impresses the users. How the website owners put the things and arrange the content on the template is a major concerned. If your template is not proper, it may misguide the visitors.
If you are making the users to hunt for the content they might not find it and leave the site ultimately.


While buying a template, the people are first concerned with the security. A template’s safety is important as users first read what other customers say about it. Unless a template is created by a trustworthy developer and doesn’t have many downloads or positive reviews, people avoid that. So it is another important aspect you have to take care while your development.

Wrapping up

So these were some of the important factors that are required to build a successful WordPress template. Try implementing these steps in your routine practice and I’m sure you can be a good WordPress template developer.

Author: sophiaphill

I am Sophia, my forte is WordPress and my work exists at the intersection of web development and technology blogging.

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