When selecting a theme or framework, we recommend doing your research. Here are a few basic guidelines to follow when choosing a theme.
- Make sure the theme author/shop is reputable and uses current WordPress coding standards.
- Read reviews. There are millions of themes available. Find out what others from the WordPress community have experienced.
- Look at the authors'/shop update release logs. Do they push out updates when needed to support new core releases?
- Are the authors active in the community? Do they contribute to WordPress core and/or the theme, plugin repository?
- Support, is there a strong community of theme support? Do the authors actively engage their customers through support forums?