I get it – you want your website to look a certain way and you prioritize that over everything else. But, when it comes to picking the best WordPress theme for your coaching company, looks can be deceiving.
I’ve worked with a ton of clients who come to me because they bought a theme because it looked good to them, and they thought that they’d be able to install it and customize the demo content, no problem.
But then they go to install it.
First, installing the theme, authenticating it and importing demo content is like a twenty-step process.
Second, once the demo content is imported, they can’t figure out how to organize the pages or how to edit them.
Third, they give up and seek the services of a professional – something they had been trying to avoid from the get-go.
If any of that sounds familiar to you, I’m here for you. I too have experienced the dashed dreams of a promising theme that I simply could not get to work for me.
That’s why I only work with two WordPress themes now.
If you’re really attached to your theme, I may be able to help you. Depending on the theme, I do offer what I call ‘container’ set up, where I install the theme and demo content, and provide some guidance for editing it. If interested, you can contact me here.
If you’re ready to throw in the towel on your theme, here’s how to pick a new one:
Make sure the theme is updating frequently.
When you choose a theme, you want to make sure that you pick something that is up to date and compatible with the latest version of WordPress. You should be able to see a log of all recent updates.
Look for a front-end page builder.
If you’re going to have any hope of creating the pages on your own, you’re going to need to work with a front-end page builder. A good theme will come with one installed. Look for WP Bakery or Elementor. There is also a great theme, Divi, which comes with its own unique page builder (more on that later).
Make sure the theme comes with support.
Whether the theme offers support and how you should contact support should be readily available on the theme’s information page.
You should also look for support videos on YouTube. A popular theme should have a number of tutorials available on YouTube.
Seek out information on the ease of installation.
This can be harder to figure out, but you should look to see if you can find a video of the installation process. Some theme’s will provide one in their sales content. For others, you may need to look into finding a YouTube tutorial. This should give you and idea of if you can handle the setup process.
Looking for the best WordPress theme for your coaching business?
My recommendation is Divi or Creativo. Both are updated often, come with great support and have great demo content. Divi uses the Divi Builder, and Creativo uses WP Bakery.
Here’s a little video run-down of Divi:
Here’s a Creativo overview: