How do you usually go about shopping for products online? What is the first thing that you check out? Of course, it is the product you wish to buy. But, what next? Do you immediately buy that product? If you are a smart buyer, your answer will be a ‘no’. The next thing you do is to go through the user reviews of the product on a product review site. Product review sites are considered to be the most trusted information resources by online shoppers. Probably this is what makes likes of Mouthshut, CNET and Wired Reviews so popular.
Developing and maintaining a product review website is a tough grind. You need a platform that incorporates all the requisites features and functionalities. This is where WordPress comes handy. The WP community renders an array of themes that support product review sites and lend them the look and feel and functionality that they need to engage readers and reviewers alike. Here’s a comprehensive listing of 4 such WP themes that are most suited for designing highly functional review site.
Planning to review multiple products in a single domain? This theme can prove to be the apt development partner. InReview theme has been set up to work feature multiple products and it’s in-built graphics make product reviewing a worthwhile experience. It incorporates a slideshow at the top, which gives you a chance to showcase the latest products of your site on the landing page. This theme is an ultimate resource to create polished review sites.
Create a Review site powered by wordpress, provide your own ratings and get ratings from your visitors as well. Reviews is a visually stunning WordPress theme; suitable for enthusiasts to review movies, books, etc and provide ratings to them.
If you are planning to launch a review site that will include multiple products catering to a single niche, then this WP theme will be the most suited for you. Though, you can use it for multiple niche products as well. The designs and graphics used in the theme are vibrant and eye-catchy. Furthermore, it comes with a professional formatting that allows you to create long and professional looking reviews.
Advertising is one of the major review generation sources of most product reviewers. If you also wish to include ads in your review site, Review Engine lets you do so. This theme has been designed to target niche sites that use advertisements for earning revenue. It makes it dead-simple to place ads anywhere on the site. Moreover, the theme facilitates ease of designing and launching and makes A/B split testing simplistic, without the need of creating duplicate content.
This WP theme developed in association with BuddyPress renders amazing community and review features. The theme comes laden with 7 custom widgets, innumerable custom shortcodes, an extensive admin panel, unlimited sidebars and image resizing features that make it a stupendous theme for any upcoming review site.
With the aim of managing multiple products at hand, developing and promoting a review site becomes an uphill battle. But with WP themes at disposal, rendering such sites becomes easier than ever before. Try this amazing collection of themes from the WP repository and make your product review experience worthwhile.
Jason Roiz is a web editor cum developer for a leading web development company & provides concrete information about all open source CMS’s for advanced Joomla Development Services.