The first obvious mistake you should avoid is using a web template that is very popular. If a ton of people are using the exact same template, your website will not be unique at all and your credibility as a unique or original will be tarnished. In other words, you will come off as a generic or simple carbon copy of other websites. You don’t want to look just like your next-door neighbors.
The whole point of using a web template is to save time and effort. You just change the title, colors, maybe the font style, add your content and images and you’re done. The biggest mistake one makes is to customize the template beyond recognition. While that may be good in the sense that you’re creating a unique graphic, you’re defying the very purpose of using a web template — saving time and effort.
However, on the opposite side, if the web template you purchase is suitable, but some changes must be made to suit your site’s theme, then you will have to take some time to make the changes. For example, you can find a very nice template that suits your hobby site except the original designer has put an image of stamps in the header. You can find images of garden plants and spades to replace the stamps for your gardening hobby site. However, do only make the necessary changes and don’t redesign the whole template.
In some circumstances, some people simply make the wrong choice of web templates. This is a very subjective issue, but you have to be careful in selecting templates to suit your audience. Do not choose templates just because they are pretty, choose them because they serve your purpose.
THe best way to get the right wesite templates that you can customize and make them match your theme with ease is using a professional page builder like Elementor Pro. This Plugin comes with built in templates and has many other plugins that have compatible templates that are made to customize with Elementor Pro. You will be able to build everything from pages, posts and even landing pages and funnels using additional plugins like cartflows.