Musicians of the world are branching out and starting to establish a presence on the web, only to ensure that they connect to a larger band of audience. And helping them in the cause are various content management systems.
However, it won’t be an overstatement to state that when we talk of CMS platforms, the first name that springs up is WordPress. This most sough-after platform has always responded with great effect and urgency to the diverse needs of the folks who plan to set up their own websites. And for those looking to create a website for their music club or a personal blog for that matter, WordPress offers options plenty.
To begin with, let’s take a glance on some of the WordPress themes and ideas you can use to let your website make a serious boast:
A slightly twisted version of the legend (only in respect to the name), Beatheaven is a dynamic WordPress theme that swings a host of options at the webmaster. While you can use the theme to create a website centered on promoting music events online, it can also be used by music artists. The visual appeal of the theme is pretty much unrivalled.
As the name suggests, the theme has been tailormade for music professionals who wish to create a personalized website around their work. The theme is elegantly designed and can be effectively used to promote music events, live shows, etc.
Professionalism personified, Speaker is a theme with some fascinatingly simple hues, but a stunning appeal. The theme would appeal to the webmasters who want to keep things subtle on their website and at the same time, get hold of the visitor.
Now that we have scrolled through some of the most recommended themes and plugins in WordPress for you to choose, we cannot glide past by the basic tips that should be kept in mind before you go ahead and add the finishing touches to your website.
There is no dearth of experts who would vouch for managed hosting, since it really eliminates certain tasks like the security of the website, the backups, speed, etc. The WordPress developers also prefer the managed hosting since it gives webmasters a wherewithal to manage their websites in their own way, without having to seek the help of developers for every sort of issue they encounter.
On the other hand, managed hosting is expensive, and particularly when you have your own team of developers and designers, it might serve you well to go for comparatively economical hosting services. The developers you have can customize your website and theme to suit your needs. But any service you choose, be sure you duly check the reviews before signing up. The online reviews about the hosting providers can give you a fair insight into their standards of service.
While we have provided some names to the best themes can install for your music blog, you can also go ahead and hire developers and designers to create custom themes that will be totally in sync with what your business requirements are. There are hordes of talented developers out here, and you only have to ensure that your research is comprehensive enough to grab the best ones. As for installing the existing ones, be sure that the websites you are about to install has been updated in last few months. Again, look at the ratings awarded to them by users and read the reviews as well to determine their quality and authenticity.
Speed matters abundantly on the Internet. A website with slow loading times ensure poor user experience, and that is something you do not want at any cost. Poor user experience will only lead to your visitors heading off to your competitor’s website.
Some of the websites you can look up to for checking your site’s speed include:
Run a test on such websites and you will get a fair idea of what your website lacks and what it needs.
So, when a successful music-based website is on the agenda, download one of the suggested themes and follow the right practices all along.
Author Bio: Ben Wilson is professional writer and WordPress savvy programmer. Presently he is working with WordPrax Ltd. His core expertises are PSD to WP theme conversion and HTML to WordPress conversion. Along that he loves sharing useful and relevant knowledge about wordpress online. You can contact him on Twitter, Facebook.