0:00 – 0:06 Introduction
0:07 – 0:44 WordPress themes
0:45 – 1:16 Comfort is key
1:17 – 1:33 Get professional
1:34 – 1:53 The wrap up
Andrew here for LeanMeanMarketing.com. In today’s video we’re going to talk about web design more specifically WordPress themes. Let’s get right to it.
One of the questions that I get asked actually quite a bit, “Is there a big difference with using like a child theme for Thesis or Genesis which are specific frameworks for WordPress or using kind of one of these all in one themes that’s built by one of these third party developers that sometimes come with these really nice custom dashboards and user-friendly menus, all of those extra things that you see in these third party premium themes? Is there any benefit to going with something like that opposed to building something or using a child theme with Genesis or thesis which again provide a great framework but don’t provide that nice admin dashboard.
The way I would answer that is it’s really up to you if you’re comfortable using WordPress as is then you know you can go with the Genesis or a Thesis child theme. But if you’re a new user to it and you still want to have all of the controls without having to do all of the programming or knowing how to code HTML, PHP, CSS or anything like that, then you know you may want to look at one of those themes. They’re approximately the same price so price most often is not gonna be a factor that will make you pick one or the other. It really comes down to what your comfort level is.
iConnect Media can build you a custom child theme using Thesis or Genesis. We can also setup and deploy a pre-made WordPress theme for you as well. If that’s something that you’d like to discuss, click the link below this video, get in touch with us and we can discuss some of the options with you.
In terms of the overall difference between using a child theme on a framework like Genesis or Thesis versus an all in one third party theme, it really comes down to your comfort level and the comfort level of the person who’s gonna be administering the site going forward.
Again, this is Andrew Hiddleston for LeanMeanMarketing.com. I hope you found this video useful, I’ll talk to you soon.