Is It Worth Buying A WordPress Theme?
It seems to be a never-ending discussion about whether or not it is worth buying a WordPress theme.
Would you just like to test the water and see how simple it is setting up a page? Maybe you are just starting out and do not know yet about the design of your online presence. In these particular cases, going with a free WordPress theme will do the trick.
Then again, you know already what you want to do and dedicate your time to – if that is the case, avoid the inconvenience and buy a WordPress theme.
Moreover, if you truly want to experience the true potential of a WordPress theme, you will only witness it with a premium alternative.
That’s right, all the free version are quite limited. Sure, some are more powerful than the others, still, you cannot really benefit from all the features. And in the rare cases that you can, you at least need to keep the footer copyright intact.
Now here’s the question. If you are serious about your online project, you have your branding sorted out. Who would want to have someone else’s name in the footer?
But hey, this is just me, you might not really care about that, you just want to start as fast as possible with as little cost as possible.
It is up to you to decide whether to buy a WordPress theme or pick a free version
To get back to the query, is it worth buying a WordPress theme, you are the only one who truly knows the answer.
Of course, you can always start with the free version. There are well over seven thousand alternatives alone, just on the official WordPress.org website. Around the web, you can find thousands and thousands more.
For the most part, the majority of them offer you to upgrade to the premium version at any time you want. You also need to know that the upgrade is usually very smooth and hassle-free.
Needless to say, if you are unsure, you can get in touch with the theme’s author first and go from there. They will be happy to assist you in getting the upgrade sorted out seamlessly.
I want to buy the theme!
Okay, if you decided to go with the premium WordPress theme, here are a few key points to know before taking the plunge.
1. Only buy from a reliable resource. If you are using a marketplace, like ThemeForest, I would advise you to either go with the popular ones in the niche. Also, make sure the theme is updated regularly – avoid the outdated ones.
And if you are supporting a theme shop directly, make sure first that they are still actively involved in the business. You can simply send them an email, as well as check how regularly they are releasing new themes and updating existing ones.
2. Decide whether you would like a theme that sports heaps of features and fancy stuff or you would like to stick to a more basic alternative.
3. Do you want a design that is clean and simple or you want something that will pop and make everyone’s eyes go as big as saucers? If you are in doubt, always lean toward the clean and simple look.
4. Know that you are buying the premium WordPress theme only. There is no one who will set things up but you. Yes, the theme’s support team is there to assist you, but they will not build a website using it. Sometimes, that option is available but comes with a fee.
5. Even though every modern WordPress theme should be flexible and high performing, still, make sure you check everything out first. Troubleshoot if you will. How well does it perform on mobile? Does it appear with crystal clarity on retina screens? Is it light and fast loading?
At this point, you should have a better understanding of whether to start your project with a free or with a paid WordPress theme.
Free: For everyone who is new to building pages, those who would like to create a quick prototype, all of you who would like to test the waters of a new industry/niche, etc.
We have a broad collection of free WordPress themes that you can download and put to use immediately.
Premium: small businesses, agencies and all of you who already have a long-term plan with your project.
Our custom-made premium WordPress themes cover anything, from blogs and online stores to portfolios and businesses.