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What Makes Minimalist WordPress Themes Stand Out from the Rest

Sandeep Kumar Mishra
Sandeep Kumar Mishra
in Posts > Tech
November 28, 2012
5 minutes read
What Makes Minimalist WordPress Themes Stand Out from the Rest

You may have become a fan of minimalist WordPress themes from the experience they make your website look. One of the good things about minimalist themes is they keep it simple. There are many other great reasons why using minimalist WordPress themes is good for your site. But let us look at the core reasons why you should go for minimalist themes when designing your WordPress blog

The Rate of Loading Pages will be Faster

A typical bloated WordPress design has lots of junk. Think of what happens when you get rid of all this junk; your blog will load faster. Those with a slow internet connection will be the first ones to be grateful. Well, with a minimalist theme, it eliminates bloat typically found in WordPress design to keep it simple. Every extra image, extra JavaScript inline, and extra style sheet together with every embedded application slows down a site both on the server and user end. With minimalist themes, you get rid of all those extras. Rendering a bloated non-minimalist WordPress theme is a heavy load for a typical web browser. it downloads the theme with all that extra material in it then parses thousands of lines of HTML and CSS to put everything in place for the end user. With a Minimalist theme, you avoid all the extraneous material to make a browser take very little time like fractions of seconds to render a web page. People using older computers, mobile phones and first generation tablets and netbooks will not be slowed down. People hate blogs which take a long time to load, they may even leave before it finishes loading and not follow the internal link to save on time. So to keep a blog first in such cases, use minimalist WordPress Themes.

For a Better Look and Feel

With their cleaner, simpler designs, minimalist themes look and feel better than heavily loaded, complex designs. A complex theme can look as good as a minimalist theme but think of how easy it is to maintain a minimalist theme since it’s going to be easy customizing it compared to a complex theme. Setting up a minimalist theme is as easy as 1-2-3, in minutes you will impress your visitors with their beauty and simplicity. A good example is the range of Elegant Themes products; they are simple and clean.

It Makes it Easy for People to Use a Site

Minimalist WordPress themes invite people to use your site due to the fact that they are not cluttered with unnecessary information, so people will find it easy locating important links, and what is easy to find is clicked first. A good example that has worked is creating a stripped-down version of a site using minimalist themes then use a DNS trick to direct half of your traffic the minimalist site. The outcome most of the time was visitors stayed longer on the site with most of them clicking on links that lead to other content.

Sandeep Kumar Mishra

Sandeep Kumar Mishra writes about WordPress and Artificial Intelligence, offering tips and guides to help you master your website and stay updated with the latest tech trends.

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