Choosing a new theme for your website is not an easy process. There is always the temptation to go with a flashy design you can buy for cheap from ThemeForest or other premium shops. You should always test multiple themes carefully to find the one that works best for your site. These 6 plugins allow you to test WordPress themes, their code, and performance and save you some time in the process:
Theme Check: tests your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. It is a great tool for theme developers but also gives webmasters an idea whether they have the right theme.
Theme Mentor: a cousin of Theme-Check, this plugin provides you with more information you need to know about your theme. It might help you improve your code or find flaws in it faster.
Theme Test Drive: just because you like a theme when you are seeing it on someone else’s site does not mean you should install and start using it right away. Theme Test Drive allows you to test drive any new theme without disturbing your visitors. Once you have settled on a theme, you can push it live.
Theme Tweaker: a simple tool that lets you modify your theme colors with no CSS or PHP editing. When you are happy with your changes, you can activate them. The pro version offers even more features.
SES Theme Split Test: we have covered the benefits of split testing here in the past a number of times. This plugin lets you split test your WordPress themes to improve conversion rates and increase user engagement.
Theme Authenticity Checker: this is useful for those of you who like downloading themes from less known places. It goes through your files to identify malicious code.
Choosing a new theme for your site is a serious business. Not all flashy and good looking theme are worth trying. Always do your homework before making a gigantic mistake for your business and brand. The above plugins help you test the themes you are planning to adopt faster.