BASIC AUTOMATED WEBSITE TESTING

Basic Automated Website Testing

UX Design

The scenario

You just finished building your company’s website. You have tested it yourself and had other company employees test it. The site now goes live. A few weeks later you start getting emails from irate customers who complain that they are unable to place their orders because specific steps in the Buy Now process give errors. You quickly fix the problem. A few days later you get complaints about some other issue, and you again react rapidly to set the website. This continues for a few months till the charges finally halt, and things stabilize. At this point, you make some enhancements to your site. A few days later a customer email alerts you to the fact that in the process of making this enhancement you broke something else on the website. Again you spend the time to find and fix the problem, but by now you are perplexed and not a little frustrated. These issues have cost you many customers in the last few months and potentially spread ill will across the broader customer community. It seems to you that the only way to have detected these issues before they went live was to have employed a massive army of software testers, something your company is unable to afford.

Automated software testing

Enter automated software testing. While nothing can replace good human testers, broad test coverage requires some degree of software automation for it to be economically feasible. Automated testing tools can provide a considerable workforce multiplier and do an excellent job complimenting human testers. Every change to your website no matter how small requires thorough testing to ensure that nothing else was affected. This becomes very time consuming very quickly due to the large number of possible cases to test. A strategy whereby tests are automated using software becomes an economic necessity.

Functional and regression testing tools

There are two classes of automated testing tools. The first kind, functional and regression testing tools, helps to make sure that the website behaves as it should: for example if a customer clicks on button X, page Y is displayed without errors. Functional and regression testing tools can automate a large number of scenarios to ensure that your website works as intended. The second type, load testing tools gauge how well your site performs when subjected to significant stress, such as a large number of simultaneous users. I will be discussing load testing in a separate article.

I will now give you an overview of the essential characteristics of functional testing. Before you can begin any functional test automation, you will need to identify the test scenarios you wish to automate. Once this is done, you will need to generate test scripts that cover these scenarios.

A functional testing tool will typically record user interactions with a website. As you perform various operations on your site or application, the device marks every step. When you finish recording, it generates an automated script from your interactions with your website. Alternatively, you could use the tool to construct the scenario by hand. Typically testers tend to do a combination of the two. They will use the recorder to generate the necessary framework of their scripts and then tweak the scripts by hand to incorporate individual cases.

Scripts can be graphical and text-based. An excellent functional testing tool does not require users to have a programming background. Users not proficient in programming will work predominantly with graphical scripts. In most devices, graphical texts will typically show all interactions in a tree structure and users can edit any node of the tree to modify the script. Some users, however, who have programming backgrounds may wish to program their scripts. These users will typically work with a text script written in a standard language such as JavaScript or VBScript.

Once you have generated your script, you will need to insert checks in your scripts to test if your website is functioning correctly. Such checks are usually called checkpoints. A checkpoint verifies that values of property obtained when testing the website match expected costs. Inspections enable you to set the criteria for comparing expected values with obtained values. The expected value of a property is derived from recording interactions with the website. It is viewed and modified from checkpoints. The current value is retrieved during replay (i.e., during the execution of the test case).

Kinds of checkpoints

There are many different kinds of checkpoints. A page checkpoint verifies the source of a page or frame as well as its statistical properties. You can check for broken links, verify link URLs, image sources, the hierarchy of HTML tags or even the entire HTML source of the Web page or frame. You can also set thresholds for the loading time of a page. A text checkpoint verifies that a given text is displayed or is not displayed in a specified area on a web page. A web object checkpoint checks the properties of a web object, e.g., the value of an HTML INPUT field. A database checkpoint verifies the contents of a database used by your website.

When you replay a test script, the testing tool will open the recorded application and perform the documented steps in the same sequence they were specified in the text. As it replays the script, it will also run through all the checkpoints you have inserted into the script. Also, you can test the behavior of your application with varying data inputs. For example, you can try to submit a page after entering different values in the edit box of a web page. At the end of the replay, a detailed report is typically be generated.

Functional test automation allows you to automate the repetitive testing of a large number of scenarios across your website. Practical testing tools are an essential weapon in your development arsenal whose use provides a huge productivity gain and allows for small testing groups to accomplish significantly more work. There is an extreme economic case for Functional Testing Tools as part of the development and deployment cycle of a website.

WordPress as CMS

Can WordPress Be Used As A Content Management System?

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The default WordPress

There has been talking about using WordPress beyond the typical blog set-up, into the realms of a full-fledged content management system or CMS or even an application development framework. Yet, most people have no idea how this is even possible. I have to stress that the default WordPress software was intended to be a blogging tool, so if you’re trying to make it work like a different type of content management tool you’ll have to use the correct plugins (enhancements) and have a clear idea of what you want to achieve.

While the exact step-by-step method is out of the scope of this article, let’s explore some of the ways you can use WordPress, as I have personally done before.

1) WordPress as Business Directory

To make WordPress work as a business directory, you’ll need a special plugin and a source for the articles. The Business Directory Plugins is the perfect tool for this, as the business, there are usually human-approved.

Business Directory Plugin allows you to build a local directory, a directory of business providers, a Yellow-Pages style business directory, Yelp-like review sections, create a church directory, build an address book directory and much more. You can add any kind of directory using Business Directory plugin.

 

2) WordPress as a Membership Site

You can set-up a free or paid membership site using WordPress. All it takes is a few simple plugins to get the job done. Once you’ve installed the plugins, members will need to login to your site in order to view the content. You can also place a login form in your WordPress theme files to make it easy for users sign in and out of your membership site.

However, the plugins only create a simple membership system, so if you’re looking to create different membership levels and more advanced features, you’d probably want to sign-up with a professional membership system.

3) WordPress as a Classified Ads System

WordPress can work like any other classifieds website too. Users can sign-up on your site and place classifieds in the form of new blog posts. They can even set expiry dates for their ads and specify listings or “wanted” ads.

However, you will need to create all the necessary categories and even create a sign-up information page to teach your users how to place ads. The upside of using WordPress as a classifieds site is that you can also use tagging tactics to get traffic from social bookmarking sites.

4) WordPress as an Audio / Video Training Site

Using the membership plugins or WordPress compatibility plugins, you can create a membership site with WordPress. Then, all you need to do is to add the “Podcast or Videocast” plugin which takes care of all audio and video elements on your website.

You will be able to display and stream MP3 audio or FLV video using their built-in players. The Podcast plugin is really robust and allows you to specify setting on iTunes, so you can make this commercially and available to the entire iPod / iTunes community.

As you can see by now, there’s a lot of possibilities when it comes to using WordPress to the extreme. Every day brings new possibilities to using WordPress as a complex CMS instead of the modest blogging tool it was designed to be.

What About WordPress Plugins?

What About WordPress Plugins?

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Huge range of WordPress plugins

The function of WordPress has opened up endless possibilities recently, taking it to a new level no longer limited to a blog site. With a huge range of WordPress plugins already available, and many more being added constantly, website owners can put up custom designed pages in a few minutes with a little help.

WordPress plugins are scripts developed by various programmers to give users more options for their blog pages. For example, a WordPress plugin can be used to display recent comments, or as a spam prevention tool. WordPress templates are proving to be extremely popular for externally hosted websites, so having the ability to add more features makes the WordPress plugins a very handy source of free programming!

While many people set up WordPress blog pages to share personal and social stories, blogging has become an essential part of the marketing and promotion sector. With a separately hosted website, WordPress users can include advertising links or Adsense, and promote affiliate products. WordPress plugins provide excellent tools for customizing these types of sites, with add-ons in a wide range of categories including:

  • Adsense management
  • Advertisement rotator
  • Search engine optimization
  • User restrictions and password options
  • Visitor and click statistics
  • Search boxes
  • Tracking tools
  • Social bookmark tags

Since there are a large variety of WordPress plugins to suit all sorts of users, the level of expertise required to install some of these varies. You’ll need an understanding of FTP, and Zip files, and some knowledge of HTML. More advanced website owners can even develop their own plugins. A degree of PHP programming is required, and some WordPress plugins also use JavaScript or CHMOD to function properly.

A note about WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Although these two sites sound the same, the services offered by each one are different and this often causes confusion for people. The difference lies mainly in the hosting side of things. While a free WordPress blog will be hosted on WordPress.com, the themes and templates are limited and users are not allowed to include advertising or affiliate links. WordPress.org on the other hand requires you to have your own domain and hosting in place, but is a better option for advertising and marketing purposes, and this is where the WordPress plugins come into the equation!

Self-hosting website owners can make light work of designing their sites with WordPress plugins, creating unique personalized pages to attract their visitors!

How to Make Your WordPress Install Spam Proof

How to Make Your WordPress Install Spam Proof

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There will be spam

As long as there is Internet marketing, there will be spam. A lot of it comes from overseas, but some of it is from people who just don’t know any better. They learn to go about doing things the wrong way, and some of them can get into trouble, as with email spamming. But the people who spam blogs, are, by and large, just wasting their time.

Rather than waste valuable Internet marketing effort, people should do something much more effective like writing articles or posting on their own blogs. But some spend their money on “blog blasters,” which randomly spam blog comments throughout the blogging universe. What these people don’t realize is that they’ve wasted their money. But then, for every Internet marketing success story, there will be thousands of Internet marketing failures. People just don’t get it. Spamming WordPress blogs, at least, is a total waste of time.

Activate Akismet

WordPress blogs come with a plugin, already installed, called “Akismet,” and it will automatically pick out the spam comments and hold them for you until you delete them. It’s pretty efficient and catches about 90% of the spam comments that come in. To activate the plugin, click on the “Plugins” tab from your WordPress dashboard. You’ll see Akismet in a grey or green bar. If the bar is grey, you’ll need to activate the plugin so click on the link on the right-hand side that says, “Activate.”

API Key

To complete the process, you’ll need to get an API key from WordPress. This is a simple line of letters and numbers, and to get it, you just need to register with Word Press at http://wordpress.org. Once you’ve signed up, WordPress will email the API key to you. When you see it in your Inbox, go back to your blog and click on the Plugins tab again. To the far right, you’ll see “Akismet Configuration.” That will take you to a page that has an empty box for that API key. Fill it in and click “Update API Key.” Bang! No more spam.

Manage from your Dashboard

Now, you’ll have to monitor the spam, so go to “Manage,” from your Dashboard screen. You’ll then see that “Akismet Spam” link. When you see there are spam comments, if there are only a few, you can check to see that they’re all spam. If so, then, click on “Delete All!” and they’re gone. Before my blog had so many spam comments, I found some legitimate comments and could weed them out to be approved. Now, we get hundreds of spam comments every day, so they’re just all deleted. Anyone wanting to spam my Internet marketing blog is out of luck.

If you have a blog, you need that spam control. So, it’s not enough to just activate the spam filter. You have to approve your comments. From the WordPress dashboard, click on “Options,” and then “Discussion.” Set your preference to: “An administrator must approve the comment.” Then, you’ll be able to see every comment before it hits your blog. Akismet is a great blocker, but not 100%.

Akismet will handle most of the problem. When your blog is new, you may not have much spam, but once it hits the search engines, you’ll see it grow daily. Akismet is one great way to control this quickly and easily. Let someone else waste their Internet marketing time on stupid tricks. You won’t have to.

Do Search Engines Care About Valid HTML?

Do Search Engines Care About Valid HTML?

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Valid HTML

Like most web developers I’ve heard a lot about the importance of valid HTML recently. I’ve read about how it makes it easier for people with disabilities to access your site, how it’s more stable for browsers, and how it will make your site easier to be indexed by the search engines.

So when I set out to design my most recent site, I made sure that I validated each and every page of the site. But then I got to thinking while it may make my site easier to index, does that mean that it will improve my search engine rankings? How many of the top sites have valid HTML?

HTML Validator

To get a feel for how much value the search engines place on being HTML validated, I decided to do a little experiment. I started by downloading the handy Firefox HTML Validator Extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/html-5-validator/) that shows in the corner of the browser whether or not the current page you are on is valid HTML. It shows a green check when the page is valid, an exclamation point when there are warnings, and a red x when there are serious errors.

I decided to use Google trends to determine the top 5 most searched terms for the day. I then searched each term in the big three search engines (Google, Bing, and Yahoo) and checked the top 10 results for each with the validator. That gave me 150 of the most important data points on the web for that day.

HTML results

The results were particularly shocking to me only 7 of the 150 resulting pages had valid HTML (4.7%). 97 of the 150 had warnings (64.7%) while 46 of the 150 received the red x (30.7%). The results were pretty much independent of the search engine or term. Google had only 4 out of 50 results validate (8%), Bing had 3 of 50 (6%), and Yahoo! had none. Now I realize that this isn’t a completely exhaustive study, but it at least shows that valid HTML doesn’t seem to be much of a factor for the top searches on the top search engines.

Even more surprising was that none of the three search engines home pages validated! How important is valid HTML if Google, Yahoo!, and Bidon’tont even practice it themselves? It should be noted, however, that MSNs results page was valid HTML. Yahoos homepage had 154 warnings, MSNs had 65, and Googles had 22. Googles search results page not only didnt validate, it had 6 errors!

In perusing the web I also noticed that immensely popular sites like ESPN.com, IMDB, and Facebook don’t validate. So what is one to conclude from all of this?

It’s reasonable to conclude that at this time valid HTML isn’t going to help you improve your search position. If it has any impact on results, it is minimal compared to other factors. The other reasons to use valid HTML are strong and I would still recommend all developers begin validating their sites; just don’t expect that doing it will catapult you up the search rankings right now.

Are WordPress Templates Difficult To Understand

Are WordPress Themes Difficult?

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Are WordPress Themes Hard to Understand?

One of the things that seem to put people off using the WordPress software on their own site (as opposed to the hosted WordPress blog site) is the technical side of the process involving WordPress templates and themes. There’s a lot of talk about code, PHP, CSS, and plenty of other confusing abbreviations that don’t mean a lot to many people! This is unfortunate, as a WordPress blog can make such a big impact on web pages, and can even be used as a standalone website once you get your domain name and hosting sorted out.

Understanding the way WordPress works, installing the software, and figuring out how the templates fit into themes does require a bit of techie know-how. It is not as hard as it first appears though, and thankfully, for those of us who are a bit technically challenged, there are some excellent guides and resources that can help make the process a whole lot smoother.

The WordPress templates are the backbone of the themes used to build the WordPress blog pages. Themes come in all manner of styles and designs and can be customized by altering the layouts, installing WordPress plugins and by adding or changing the templates. WordPress templates are basically just a bunch of files that together make up the themes for your WordPress blog site.

Essential WordPress Theme Files

Generally, a default set of templates for WordPress themes would include some of these essential files:

-> index.php this is the main template file for your WordPress blog
-> header.php the header template
-> footer.php the footer template
-> page.php for creating WordPress pages
-> single.php for creating WordPress posts
-> sidebar.php the WordPress blog page navigation
-> style.css the stylesheet that makes up the layout for your WordPress blog.

These are just the basics; there are much more WordPress templates that can be added to customize your blog; for example, links, search forms, archive posts, and WordPress blog comments.

Another confusing aspect for some people is the mention of template tags. Again, these are not as difficult to understand as they first seem. They are basically just bits of code to help the WordPress templates to perform their job properly. The tags within the templates contain the instructions to make your WordPress blog a cleverly designed set of pages!

Customize WordPress Pages

One of the great things about WordPress templates is that you can customize them to design individual blog pages as well as post pages. The pre-defined templates will usually apply to all the pages on your WordPress blog, but you can add, remove or change the other template files to create unique items on each page.

If you consider the WordPress templates as the mechanics of the themes, you can hopefully begin to understand how they work together to create a WordPress blog.

VS Code

Found My New Text Editor for Code and It’s from Microsoft!

Technology

A Look Back at Text Editors

When I started writing “code” there was not a plethora of text editors that there are today. It started with Adobe Dreamweaver for me. Back then Dreamweaver was owned by Macromedia for those that remember, and I was even part of Macromedia User Group, learning to use Flash too. Later on it was Coda and Text Wrangler for me.

Text Editors of the Future

Then I wanted to use what all the cool kids were using Sublime Text, Brackets and or Atom. Loved the look of Sublime Text but was too frugal to want to pay for a text editor. At first I was big fan of Brackets because of its integration with Adobe Photoshop and because the first release of Atom was little slow for me. But for the last year or so I have been using Atom as performance has improved. Although now and then I finding it crashing particular on my older Macbook Pro.

Many different types of text editors mean that there are several different types of programmers. JavaScript, VisualBASIC and C++ programming are a few of the computer languages one can become schooled in; or one may become schooled in any number or combination. Many of these languages have their own specialized editors or IDE, think of Eclipse – boring!

The New Text Editor from the Future

But lately on the twitter, I have been reading and seeing about a new text editor called Visual Studio Code. And all I can think of is, “Isn’t that from Microsoft?” and “Is it just for VBScript?” – you may have had these same thoughts or not. But man, was I blown away by the first tutorial I watched with a built-in debugger that had call stacks, variables and breakpoints all right there to use. And for someone who’s biggest problem language is JavaScript this is a huge help.

Bravo Microsoft! Well done sir, keep up the good work. For now I am switching to Visual Studio Code and see how this goes.

CSS And Semantic Markup

CSS And Semantic Markup

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Advancements in CSS and semantic markup

One thing that I have learned in over 10 years creating sites is that the ‘web is persistently changing, and to keep up you have to change with it. One of the later advancements in website composition is the utilization of CSS and semantic markup. CSS and semantic website composition have a few advantages: lucidity in code, program and other web-empowered gadgets similarity, separation of substance and introduction, littler weight on bandwidth, and better permeability to web crawlers.

Once upon a time, we outlined locales with divs and hacked those divs into doing things that they were never intended to do. The div tag was intended to show unthinkable information, not as an approach to rendering the design of a site. Lamentably, a superior option did not exist, so we utilized divs. This made for wasteful, moderate stacking destinations with code that was difficult to peruse and keep up. characterizes semantic markup like this:

Sematic pages “supply data for web indexes utilizing web crawlers. This could be machine-lucid data about the comprehensible substance of the record, (for example, the designer, title, portrayal, and so on., of the report) or it could be absolutely metadata speaking to an arrangement of certainties, (for example, assets and administrations somewhere else in the site). (Take note of that anything that can be related to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) can be depicted, so the semantic web can reason about individuals, places, thoughts, felines and so forth.)”

Nowadays, hip fashioners and engineers utilize CSS broadly to make lovely, completely guidelines agreeable locales. CSS-based design permits us to create destinations that will corrupt viably – that will be that they will be perceptible to a wide range of gadgets, for example, PDA’s, phones, T. V.’s- – and will work accurately on gadgets that don’t exist yet the length of they are guidelines agreeable.

CSS Isolation

Above all, creating destinations with CSS permits us to adequately isolate substance and introduction. Have you ever taken a gander at the source code of HTML pages that were made with a div-based format and pondered “what the hell is going ahead here?” You see heaps of opening and shutting of divs and div lines all combined with literary substance and representation. With a clean, CSS-based design you can make pages that are effectively comprehended by taking a gander at the source, making them less demanding to comprehend, keep up, and refresh.

On the off chance that you have a site with high activity, you can essentially lessen the measure of bandwidth utilized by transitioning from a div-based site to a CSS-based design. In the event that a guest to your site doesn’t need to load the greater part of the code expected to render those divs and spacer gifs, you are transmitting less information.

CSS likewise offers site improvement benefits over divs. In the event that you have divs construct a business website that relies on the light of Internet activity to turn a benefit or acquire new customers, you will see genuinely favorable circumstances by changing to CSS. At the point when a web index insects your divs-based web page, they recover a lot of substance that has nothing to do with your business. At the point when web search tools arachnids a clean CSS-based website, the larger part of substance recovered will be a literary substance that depicts your business. The proportion of substance to code is higher with CSS-based designs.

We’ve all observed web search tool depictions that don’t bode well; that is on account of web search tool creepy crawlies utilize a top-down technique for recovering data. Whatever is highest on your record, the web crawlers will believe is the most vital piece of the archive, and in this manner ought to be utilized as the depiction. Since we separate substance and introduction with CSS, we can put the most critical data at the highest point of a report regardless of where it is really shown on the page. Attempt that with divs!

I trust this article gives you an outline of why it is imperative to move from your present divs-based format to a completely substantial CSS usage. On the off chance that you don’t have a site, yet are anticipating propelling one sooner rather than later, ensure you tell your engineers you need a CSS-based usage.

Privacy And Security in the Age of 1984

Privacy And Security in the Age of 1984

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Privilege of Privacy and Protection

The privilege of protection is a difficult issue for all on the web. No formal law exists inside the internet, and Internet clients can discover response just through the pertinent laws of their own legislature. It is your duty to guarantee the security of your site guests. You need to make a value-based or intelligent condition that ensures the protection of your clients.

Many individuals neglect to wind up distinctly online customers since they fear their own data could be abused or traded off. Data fraud, charge card extortion, rupture of individual data are among the more basic shopper concerns. As indicated by Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC, “The nonappearance of customer security assurance may in actuality be the main hindrance to the development of the web-based business.”

Trusting Security

Security is one of the main issues confronting the future accomplishment of internet business. One of your most imperative undertakings as an online business is to set up trusting associations with your site guests. Make sure to noticeably show a security approach on your site that points of interest how client data is gathered, utilized, and ensured.

Gain from the stars, in the event that you are uncertain about what your protection explanation ought to resemble. There are numerous exceptionally fruitful online organizations you can gain from. Try not to duplicate their protection proclamations, yet utilize them as learning apparatuses. In the event that there is an industry pioneer in your field, concentrate their site. There is nothing amiss with a smidgen of aggressive insight.

As you study security approaches search for regular patterns. Take notes, and make a blueprint. Make inquiries as you are composing your framework. What does their protection explanation incorporate? Where is the security explanation found? Is it simple to discover? Utilizing the insight you have accumulated amid your exploration procedure, compose your own particular protection proclamation.

Security Strategy

The body of your security strategy ought to have a few segments, for example, how basic the gathered client data is ensured, the safety efforts you take to secure the data, on the off chance that you impart that data to an outsider. Likewise, incorporate security data particular to your field. For instance, in case you’re gathering client email locations be particular about how you plan to utilize them.

Continuously incorporate the organization contact data in your security arrangement with the goal that clients can get in touch with you in the event that they have any inquiries. Ensure that a connection to your protection approach is unmistakably noticeable on your site. In any event, you ought to have a connection to the protection strategy from your landing page however it doesn’t hurt to have a connection to it from all website pages.

5 Factors Of Effective WordPress Themes

5 Factors Of Effective WordPress Themes

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In case you’re building on the WordPress, I’ll wager my whole life funds that the primary thing you ever did was an attempt to introduce another WordPress themes. I’ll wager my future profit that even today you’re still once in a while changing themes and squandering a great deal of time doing minor adjustments that when summed up just diverts you from blogging itself.

However, it’s straightforward why subjects ask for so much consideration. With the right subject, you can suit all the clever little gadgets and codes, and may likewise mean better web search tool rankings and huge amounts of crisp activity consistently.

So what components do you have to consider to make this entire topic chasing business simpler? Here are five critical components for your WordPress Theme:

1) Theme Layout

Normally, WordPress subjects come in 2-segment or 3-segment positions, with widths running from 500 pixels to 960 pixels wide. In case you’re blogging for non-benefit purposes, a 2-segment topic can look smaller and peruse benevolently. Since you have fewer pictures of items or connections to different destinations to show, you can concentrate only on the substance without driving perusers far from your site.

Then again, in case you’re blogging revenue driven, you might need to consider a 3-section WordPress subject that will have the capacity to oblige your Google Adsense, Chitika and Text Link Ads codes easily without crushing everything in the substance zone. 3-segment topics permit space for development, yet in the occasion that you’ve topped off all accessible space with advertisements, then it’s an opportunity you expelled the non-entertainers and utilize just the promoting administrations that work for that specific blog.

2) Use of Images and Icons

A topic with pictures and symbols can look great, however, it seldom expands your web movement or supporter base. Truth be told, most “A-rundown” bloggers have plain vanilla subjects with a basic logo on top. Lessening the measure of pictures likewise implies quicker stacking time and less weight on your servers. This essential part of server load gets to be distinctly obvious just on the off chance that you have a huge number of guests a day, yet it merits planning for what’s to come.

A picture loaded subject likewise occupies perusers from the substance itself. This is the motivation behind why web journals like Engadget and Tech Crunch utilize pictures seriously in the substance territories to increase the value of a post, yet the topic itself is straightforward and rather moderate.

In a perfect world, a subject ought to permit you to utilize your own particular header picture for more grounded marking purposes, yet supplant pictures and symbols with connections and content, or just not utilize them at all unless completely essential.

3) Compatibility with Plugins

Some other time-sucking action is introducing modules that enhance the usefulness of your site. There’s a module out there for nearly all that you need to do with your blog, yet while the majority of them are free and effortlessly reachable, it’s not generally simple to introduce the modules and embed the codes into your WordPress subject.

In the event that your subject is excessively muddled, it might be a cerebral pain to try and embed that one line of code you have to make a module work. This is regularly the case with cutting-edge AJAX-based WordPress topics that have an excessive number of records and overwhelming coding. I’ve generally favored less complex subjects that adhere to the default WordPress topic however much as could be expected, so I can reduce the expectation to learn and adapt and simply move on.

Keep in mind that the reason for your blog is to convey auspicious, pertinent substance to your perusers, Any subject that jam or enhances the per-user experience is great, any topic that subtracts from the experience is terrible.

4) Search Engine Optimization

A considerable measure can be said in regards to website improvement, however toward the day’s end on the off chance that you have content worth perusing, in the long run, you’ll get the rankings you merit. Nonetheless, that doesn’t imply that you needn’t bother with SEO; it just implies that to the extent streamlining is concerned you should simply to ensure:

(a) Your labels are organized appropriately, with the name of the post initially took after by the name of the blog – a few subjects can do this naturally without alteration to the code or utilization of a module

(b) All your blog content titles utilize the H1 tag, with the primary watchwords utilized rather than non-engaging content for better SEO importance

(b) Your topic has clean source codes, and if conceivable all organizing is connected to an outer CSS document which you can alter autonomously

5) Plug-And-Play Ease of Use

Will the topic be introduced effectively on a current blog without moving things around? Could a similar subject be utilized and altered effortlessly on your different websites? These are some extra things you might need to consider when topic shopping, particularly if each moment of downtime on your blog may mean lost income.

While it’s difficult to make correlations because of the sheer measure of free and paid subjects out there, it’s still a smart thought to have a test blog web page. Test any topic you anticipate utilizing, and ensure your test blog is likewise fitted with all the modules and various gadgets utilized on your genuine blog. The exact opposite thing you need is for your perusers begin seeing irregular blunder messages on your blog.

By the day’s end, a topic is only a topic. Rather than investing your energy introducing them, it might be more shrewd to outsource the undertaking and concentrate more on your perusers. On the other hand, you may likewise need to consider purchasing “attachment and play” subjects at a sensible cost. Dennis De’ Bernardy of ProWordpress.com has most likely one of the best topics around, however, in the event that you’re short on money, there are positively less expensive options.