In yesterday’s post, we shared 4 tips for developing outstanding WordPress themes people will actually want to buy. Today, we’ve got 3 more tips to help you stand out from the crowd and build a reputation of an established developer.
Offer Something Different
In the previous post, we mentioned that you need to do your homework and do some research before developing outstanding WordPress themes and provide your buyers with everything they need to set up an effective website. However, in order to stand out, you need to figure out what it is that your theme can offer no other theme can.
Look what’s already out there and find an opening for something new. Is there a particular feature your potential buyers need but hasn’t already been developed? Or if you don’t feel like spending hours working on developing a new feature, have you stumbled upon a new plugin you know will appeal to your buyers but hasn’t been implemented in too many themes? When everything else fails, look for particular niches with great theme demand other developers haven’t started developing for.
Documentation Is Vital For Developing Outstanding WordPress Themes
Creating theme documentation is vital for good user experience, so it’s no wonder that it trickles into the code itself. Writing concise and clear comments throughout your code will help not only other developers make sense of the code, but it will also help you if you decide to revisit your theme and implement a new feature or fix a bug. You’ll also want to include a readme file with your theme explaining your buyers what particular features do and how to use them, or even publish a video tutorial or two showing how to customize the theme. Understanding the importance of documentation will get you a step closer to developing outstanding WordPress themes your potential buyers won’t be able to resist buying.
Presentation Can Make Or Break Your Theme
When it comes to boosting the sales, presentation is just as important as developing outstanding WordPress themes that have all the features your buyers are looking for. From the pictures and videos you use in the demo preview to the dummy text you choose to use, even the smallest details can make or break your theme. You don’t need to tell your buyers what they can do with your theme, you need to show them. Invest in high-quality stock imagery and make sure the demo version grabs your potential buyer’s attention from the second they lay their eyes on it.