Listening to music or podcasts is now fun and a trend. You too, as a web designer, might be excited to create a radio or podcast-themed WordPress website because it will definitely be highly sought after. But before you do that, here are some tips we’ve quoted from Tutsplus and Astra that you can follow so you can make the most of the theme of your radio station or podcast.
1. Use Vibrant Colors and Gradients
Music is often the opposite of boring and lifeless. That’s why it’s important to match a lively mood in your color choices. A modern color scheme for 2023 is moving away from pastels. Find bright, energetic colors and use them in gradients. You can use the color wheel tool from Adobe to find the right color combination.
2. Play With White Space
When it comes to creating useful pages, many amateur designers fall into the trap of cramming in too much content. Don’t get caught up in being too enthusiastic about designing a website by cramming in too many elements or content on your website. Even if the page you create is very useful, it’s still best to use white space to your advantage. White space is the space between page elements. Minimize and limit the number of elements you use per page and place them properly. It makes your site look great while being easier to interact with.
3. Typography is Important
Many great pages don’t live up to their full potential by using unflattering fonts. In 2023, bold and large typography is a great way to attract visitors to your WordPress radio theme. But be careful! Many fonts that look great are not compatible with the web. Look for the right font recommendations for your radio station website.
4. Design For Mobile
Did you know that according to Statista, more than half of global website traffic comes from mobile devices? That means designing your WordPress radio station theme for the desktop leaves only a large number of potential visitors. Make sure you find a fully responsive template. That means your listeners can enjoy your website regardless of device. Read our article on How to make a mobile-friendly website.
5. Must have Streaming Options
Streaming is the most vital element on a radio station website. We recommend that you choose a theme that has a music player or is compatible with one that can play your music or content for smooth streaming.
6. List of ‘Show Schedules’
Having a program schedule on a radio station or broadcasting website is useful for increasing listenership and generating anticipation. Listeners can preview shows and make sure they watch the desired program on time.
7. Media Management Sounds Good
It may be useful for storing media on your website for future use or as a back catalog for visitors. If that sounds like what you want, choose a theme with solid media management features or opt for a WordPress plugin that does the work for you.
Pre-showing media such as podcasts, images, and videos can make your website more appealing to your visitors. Using great images in your radio WordPress theme also instantly improves the appearance of your website. Try out a variety of layouts that let you use photos to complement the music you’re performing.
8. Presto Player compatible
Presto Player is a WordPress audio and video player plugin. It gives your website a powerful and stylish way to play and send live audio. A theme that works with Presto Player can help you quickly build a website for your online radio station.
Maybe some of our tips can increase visitors and loyal listeners to your radio station and podcast, there’s no harm in trying, right?