Some Tips for Wordpress themes and Optimizations

Wordpress themes are a great building block for any aspiring blogger who wants to put up his/her own blogging website. Of course, you need to download Wordpress themes from the Internet if you want to use a theme that looks different from the standard default theme that comes with the Wordpress installation package. However, themes are not always supposed to be used straight from the box. Some customizations are necessary to implement style and compatibility with your Wordpress themes and your web content (like images, links, text, and other multimedia that you may want to integrate into your blog).

You can optimize your web content and your Wordpress themes in order to make it easier for users to view your site, as well as make it look as professional as possible.

Optimizing your website to take up less bandwidth can improve the page response times for your website. The most usual way to do this is by optimizing the images on your website. If you use an advanced image manipulation program like Photoshop, you can set the quality settings of your images to a lower configuration so that they will not take up as much space. However, be careful not to set it too low; the setting should be at the point just before the image quality drop becomes too noticeable.

Another thing that you may want to add to your webpage is a Favicon (the icon that shows up beside your website’s URL). This can help make your page look a little more professional and distinguishable from other websites (like having your own web logo). You can make your own Favicon using Favicon generators that are available for free on the Internet. Afterwards, you only need to reference it in your theme’s header.php that can be found in your theme’s folder. You do that by adding the following code to the header.php.

<link rel = “icon” href = “yourfavicon.ico” type = “image/x-icon” />

Just change the “yourfavicon.ico” to point at the resource location of your Favicon.