Testing a theme for mobile compatibility is the easiest way to test if a theme is responsive or not is to resize your browser screen. When you resize your browser screen, you will notice that the theme layout will adapt to the width of the screen. For further testing, you can copy the theme demo page URL and paste it into Google’s mobile optimization test page. The perfect choice for Theme Authority now.
Compatibility with browsers
Your users will use different browsers. Your theme may look perfect on the browser you are using, but there may be some issues with the others. This is where browser compatibility comes in. Most WordPress theme developers rigorously test their themes using fairly sophisticated browser compatibility testing tools. They can clearly mention these tests on their website. But if they don’t, you can still run basic tests to check the theme on the main browsers namely Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Do not forget to also perform this test on different browsers on mobile.
The real power of WordPress comes from its plugins. These plugins allow you to do just about anything you want with your WordPress site. Although there are many WordPress plugins, some are essential for all websites, like Gravity Forms, Yoast SEO, W3 Total Cache, etc. Make sure your WordPress theme supports all of the most popular plugins. If you are unsure, ask the theme developer for more information on this.
Translation plus multilingual ready to use
A large number of WordPress sites are not in French. You may be creating a website in a language other than French. Perhaps you even plan to create a multilingual site in the future. Make sure your WordPress theme is ready for translation and supports multilingual WordPress plugins.
The page builders
Pages Builders are WordPress plugins that allow you to create layouts using the drag and drop interface. Many premium WordPress themes come with pre-installed page builders. Some of these page builders are used only by the theme in question. Using such a constructor to create landing pages can produce a lot of unwanted code. If you change the theme, these pages will require a lot of cleaning. You must choose the themes delivered with one of the most used page creation plugins, for example, Beaver Builder, Divi or Elementor. You can also purchase these page builders separately for use with other themes as well.
Support options when you need help
One drawback to using a free WordPress theme is that there is no guaranteed support. While some developers offer excellent support for their themes, many others do not have this very important option. If a problem occurs on your WordPress theme, you will have to solve it by yourself. You can also end up paying a third-party developer to solve the more complex problems. So be sure to select a WordPress theme with good documentation and a good support option. Most premium WordPress themes offer detailed documentation with 1 year of email support.
Your WordPress theme plays a crucial role in the SEO friendliness of your site. A beautiful theme can always generate poorly made HTML code, which could affect the performance of your site on search engines. It can be difficult for beginners to analyze the source code of a theme for themselves. This is why many developers of premium WordPress themes will let you know directly that their pages are optimized for SEO.