Many people looking to create and sell online training courses using WordPress find themselves searching for the right theme. In reality, this can be a never ending process as the grass somehow always seems “greener” on the other side.
You know what I mean. You spend hours looking over theme directories, testing all the demos and reading about the features until you are finally ready to make a purchase. After spending days with the new theme, you realize that it isn’t as easy as it looks, and support is a bit lacking, so out of frustration you end up moving onto the next one.
It can be easy to get distracted by themes boasting hundreds of features – but who actually needs 10 different slider options anyway? Truth is, you probably will only leverage a fraction of the total functionality for your site.
With this in mind, you would be better off searching for themes with a different set of criteria. From my experience in helping people select a theme for their LearnDash powered courses, I always end up recommending the same three things. They should choose a theme that:
- Looks pleasing
- Isn’t bloated
- Has “Rockstar” support
So Which Theme Has All These Elements?
There are many themes that match this criteria, so don’t feel like your options are limited. By way of example though, Web Savvy Marketing has released a Training theme (called “Derrick“) that satisfies the three criteria above.
The design is clean and minimalist, and because it is built on the Genesis Framework you know that it is well coded (not bloated!), which gives you plenty of customization options.
Most important of the three criteria above is the support provided for the theme because you know you will at least have a couple of questions. When it comes to positive support reputations, Web Savvy Marketing is up there with the best. Rebecca Gill and her team are on standby to assist you with any questions you may have along the way.
If you’re in the market for a theme for your LearnDash courses, then this is definitely one option you should check out.