A/B Test WordPress Themes with A/B Testing Plugin

February 20th in Premium Plug-ins by .

No matter how experienced you are in the world of the Internet, you should take time to learn about testing every aspect of your website. Not all themes are created equal. Some convert better than others. You can define conversion as almost anything. Maybe you just need more people to click on your Adsense ads. Or you would like to pick up a theme that promotes the affiliate products you have on your website more effectively. That’s what A/B Theme Testing Plugin offers.

How to: automate WordPresss tasks

A/B Theme Testing Plugin is based on a simple concept but quite powerful at the same time. It rotates themes among your visitors evenly, allowing you to test multiple theme designs on your website and choose the best one for your website (based on the conversion rate or user feedback). It is compatible with analytics apps such as Google Analytics. You probably need to know how to read your Google Analytics data. Other than that, you can just add multiple themes to this plugin and see which one performs the best.

This plugin creates a custom segment for each theme you decide to test on your website. That way you can keep track of each theme’s performance in Google Analytics. You won’t need to be a WordPress genius to get this plugin to work. At the same time, you probably need basic knowledge of Google Analytics to get the most out of A/B Theme Testing Plugin. It is an awesome plugin to help you find the best theme for your website.

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Jeremy March 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Hi,

Do you know whether this plugin works with the latest version of wordpress (3.1)? There doesn't seem to be any compatibility, or release date details on the purchase site, and it says the creator can't be contacted.

So would appreciate any insight you have.

Great site by the way, very helpful resource.

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Cyrus March 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

Jeremy.

It seems to work fine on my side. But you can try one of these: http://www.wpjedi.com/wordpress-ab-testing/

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Daniel Roch September 21, 2011 at 3:09 am

Can we use This WordPress plugin with a caching system like WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache ?

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Cyrus September 21, 2011 at 5:26 am

It works fine with my WP Super Cache. It is going to depend on your server settings. I have had situations where plugins work fine on my side but never work on my clients\’ servers. Other than that, this should work fine with WP Super Cache. I have not tested it with W3 Total Cache.

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Ollie March 27, 2012 at 2:43 am

It's a very cool plugin. I test my themes directly in the browser by using Lubith, an online WP theme editor which is very efficient if you want to make quick and safe changes to the design and appearance without having any compatibility problems. I make separate changes however to additional plugins.

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