There’s nothing like finding the perfect theme to set your message off and running on the right foot.
Go find that. Let me know how the search went for you.
There are tens of thousands of potential themes to choose from when designing your site. The options are endless:
- The skill level needed to run or manipulate each is widely varied
- The price points go from free to many thousands
- Sometimes there’s a time limited license
- Sometimes not
- Some let you have access to behind the scenes (if you know how to do that kind of work)
- And some won’t let you in even if you do know how
- And on and on…
But let’s back up and find Step One before we engage that headache scenario above.
It all starts with WordPress
That’s the skeleton you hang everything else on. Like the two-by-fours and foundation of a home.
Then there’s the theme (Studiopress)
Your theme is general beautification and functionality. It’s a new house that hasn’t been interior decorated yet. Just sheet rock, some paint, molding, windows, and outlets.
Next come plugins and third party softwares
This is where you make your site do very specific jobs at specific points. Like having a thermostat, water softener, automatic lawn sprinklers, window dressings, special carpets, solar panels, etc.
And setting up the feeder services like Cable, electric, oil, water, phone, etc.
But the theme directs how it all will fit together and flow
So it’s important to pick a theme that allows for expansion in more areas than you might even be currently aware.
You have to plan for future growth.
And you’re going to need help managing it all
That’s where the Studiopress support staff and members forum really shine.
If you reach out directly to the staff, they respond relatively quick and leave no stone unturned.
As your abilities as a designer grow, you’ll dig deeper and deeper into the forums.
And that’s where the true gold is hiding
Between others having questions already answered that you may have and the pros who give away incredibly detailed and complex help, you’re going to go from a novice web designer to intermediate rather quick.
And if you keep your thinking wide and loose, you’ll start making connections from the pro’s advice that lead to multiple non-Studiopress resources that will help you solve any problem you come up against.
Lastly, having a Studiopress theme sets you up for future Rainmaker success
If you’re digging what I’m saying, then you’re going to want to become a Rainmaker member as fast as possible.
Rainmaker runs exclusively on Studiopress themes. I don’t want to say more than that here, as it will be on the Rainmaker page too.
Just know that using Studiopress now is a smart move for what comes next, as your online platform evolves and grows.