I have talked about WordPress themes earlier in the article on how to install WordPress themes. It was only a glimpse of WordPress themes. There is much more about it than I will share in this article. In this article, you will know more about responsive WordPress themes and also how important these themes are for your site ranking in the search engines. So let’s dive in and discuss responsive WordPress themes.
What Are Responsive WordPress Themes?
It’s not rocket science to understand responsive themes. If you browse the web from several devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, then you’re already familiar with responsive themes. A responsive theme layout adjusts itself to your screen size whether it be a mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.
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TheITstuff.com theme is an example of a responsive WordPress theme. Here are the screenshots browsing TheITstuff.com from different devices –
TheITstuff.com from 27-inch monitor –
TheITstuff.com from 19-inch monitor –
TheITstuff.com from iPhone portrait view –
As you can see all the components of TheITstuff.com transform themselves according to the screen size of the device. On the 27-inch monitor view, the left sidebar is visible but in the 19-inch monitor, the view on the left sidebar adjusts itself into the menu and only pops out on clicking browse. In the iPhone portrait view, the left sidebar is not visible at all because the screen size is small so the sidebar won’t provide good interaction. Check here whether your site is responsive or not.
In the same way, all the image’s sizes are different in all three views. The featured posts slideshow provides good interaction in all three views.
All other blog elements such as titles, headings, and paragraphs have different font sizes on all three views. It’s very important for all the texts to transform their size depending on the screen size otherwise the user interaction will be bad.
So now it’s very clear that what responsive themes are. Now let’s talk about how important responsive themes are for your blog or website. Is it important to use a responsive theme? Does it benefit in improving SEO or search engine ranking? Let’s find answers to all of these questions.
How Important Responsive Themes Are For Your Blog Or Website?
From the screenshots of the TheITstuff responsive theme, it’s clear that the responsive theme is a lot user friendly. Visitors can visit your website from any device and if your website theme is responsive then on all the devices the user interaction will be seamless. So responsive themes are very important to improve user interaction.
It’s no doubt responsive themes are useful in improving user interaction but now it’s also a factor that search engines like Google base their search ranking. Recently Google notified all the Google Webmaster account admins that now site responsiveness is one of the factors of Google search ranking. So to get more traffic from Google and other search engines a responsive theme can help you a lot. When you use responsive themes, users can see all content on your site which decreases the bounce rate. Users click on the links within your site and stay at your site longer. It builds authority and improves search engine ranking.
Where To Get Responsive Themes?
WordPress themes directory has responsive themes that are free. But free themes might not provide you full functionalities. You can purchase themes at a smaller cost. Premium themes have many benefits such as quick updates, more features, and instant support from developers. Here are some developer’s premium themes that are WordPress specialized themes with full support.
ElegantThemes provides a variety of premium themes for WordPress blogs or websites. They have themes for blogs, App, Business sites, eCommerce sites, Magazine sites, and many more. Below is an example of ElegantThemes responsive WordPress themes.
Nimble Responsive Theme
ThemeForest At EnvatoMarket
ThemeForest at EnvatoMarket is another place to purchase responsive themes. They have a really large number of WordPress themes. Click here to browse all the Envato
Flash Responsive WordPress Theme
In this article, I am not reviewing themes but two of the themes markets mentioned above can give you the exact theme for your WordPress blog or Website. And one more thing if you purchase using any of the above links then I’ll also get some commission. But that commission will never come before my experience and writing.
As a blogger or webmaster, you must take care of your site look. Visitors will first see how your site looks then they’ll look for the content that they want. I also mentioned how important responsive themes are for search engine ranking so don’t miss this important factor as it can really improve your search ranking & traffic.
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Please suggest me a personal theme for WordPress website http://www.syedusman.com
Hi Usman, I checked out your blog, Good work. Your current theme is also not bad. You can try changing color to look more beautiful and attractive. And I’m searching a theme for you if you really want it. I’ll send it over your email id or here in the comment.
Hello Usman, here I’ve come up with three different themes that will suit your blog.
1. Herald Magazine WP Theme
2. Super News WP Theme
Magazine themes seem to be a good choice for your blog because you post weekly which means more articles, so you can easily manage your different posts categories on your front page. If you have any trouble setting up your theme, then hire me. I can do it for you. If you need more free themes or want to hire me, then don’t hesitate to leave me a mail at [email protected]