Top 5 Optimization Tips To Make Your WordPress Site Responsive
Article by Paul
Creating a website from scratch used to be one hell of a task for the developers. They had to take care of both the frontend and backend while writing the code. However, times have changed and with the introduction of WordPress, (and its latest plugins) creating a website has now become a lot easier. This platform allows even people with no technical knowledge to develop amazing and responsive websites.
However, when it comes to a custom website development, then there is a requirement of little coding skills and theme & plugin management knowledge. So if you are looking to develop a professional website, we recommend you to hire a WordPress designer, that will not only create a smooth and responsive website but also add some custom features exclusively for your website.
Creating a simple website is one thing, but to be able to create a responsive website, which can be used on almost all the devices is an accomplishment. But this can be done by optimizing your website using WordPress. So, to help you out with your WordPress website here we bring top optimization tips to make your WordPress site responsive.
A responsive website needs a responsive theme, so your website must work smoothly on every device, irrespective of the device screen size. Well since you are using WordPress for developing your website, you won’t have to work that hard in finding a perfect theme meeting your requirements. As a matter of fact, there are various famous websites offering custom WordPress themes, plugins, and other WordPress elements support. So you can use these websites to look for a theme that is not only responsive but also complements your website’s design. Some of the major sites you can use are –
- Themeforest – the best, trusted and most recommended website for WordPress themes.
- Elegant Themes
- StudioPress, etc
Although all the websites have great services and a number of themes to offer, still we would recommend you to go with Themeforest having more 3000 WordPress themes options for you. But before you invest in any of the themes, make sure that this is exactly what you are looking for. Customer review and rating of the theme you are thinking of buying is a great way of checking out, whether the theme is working smoothly as a WordPress extension or not. Other things you need to keep an eye on is the theme compatibility with WordPress version, theme layout, is theme widget ready or not, etc. So some of the best and most famous responsive WordPress themes are –
- Divi- A responsive WordPress theme, which works on a drag and drop scheme and has an inbuilt page builder with various layouts and templates.
- Hestia- A free responsive WordPress theme that is extremely easy to set up and add testimonials, services, and homepage to your website in an instant.
- Astra- a multipurpose theme used to build a website and blogs that run perfectly across all the devices.
- OceanWP- a responsive WordPress theme majorly used for building, big websites like eCommerce, blogging sites, etc.
- Ultra- a responsive WordPress theme with a similar drag and drop feature like divi.
- Other themes you can choose for are- Authority Pro, Guten Theme, Prime News, Essence Pro, Allegiant, etc.
Yes, we know that creating a website has become a lot easier with the introduction of WordPress, however, this would not have been possible if it was not for the plugins. The same plugins serve quite an important role in developing responsive websites and solving major issues as well. One of the major issues that can be easily countered, just by using some custom plugins is making columns and tables responsive in WordPress. This can be easily accomplished by importing the right plug-in. Well, you can find various plugins specially made for this purpose only and if you can’t then we would recommend to check out Advanced WP column plugin for WordPress.
THE advance WP column is an amazing WordPress plugin and super easy to use. The official developer of the plugin also provides an explanatory video on how to use this plugin. You can simply install it just by clicking the add plugin option from the plugin option in WordPress. The plugin is completely based on the drag and drop option making it extremely easy to use without any knowledge of coding. Apart from these plugins can also be used to improve the content, media files on your website. It necessary that your content and media (images, videos, gifs) are also responsive to the devices for a better user experience across all the devices.
Well, it might seem a lot easier to improvise all the website elements to create a responsive website. But it’s far away from what it looks like. So if you are working on a professional website, then it is highly recommended to hire a WordPress designer, which will take care of your website development.
Use Minimal Graphics
Having a lot of animation on your website might seem a good idea from a distance. But this is not true for all the devices. Unlike desktop, other devices have a small screen, hence it increases a lot of time and makes your website slower. So when you are adding animation to your site keep in mind the range of devices your website is to be used on.
Content Text Size
Like we said not all devices have large screens. So if you are adding a lot of larger text to your site, then you are just making your website difficult to use on small devices. So make sure to choose a font that makes your content fit the screen, even when you are going for a responsive site.
Optimizing navigation system is really important or else your website will be used from a different device other than a desktop, then the navigation system is going to be messed up. WordPress has a large number of options to solve this problem.