Protip: Premium vs Free Themes
Premium vs Free Themes – What do you need?
A lot of people new to building a site end up coming to the conclusion that WordPress is the right choice for them. Very rarely will WordPress be unable to accomplish the site you want. The question that makes all the difference in what your site can do is which theme you choose, so you’ll have to ask yourself “Should I spend 50$ on a theme or should I go with the free themes WordPress offers?”
Before making this important decision, you should put together a basic vision of what you want to accomplish. What you expect from your website as far as functionality is key into what theme you’re going to get.
Free themes can be great for someone just looking to write blog posts to share with friends and family, or other personal pet projects. Free themes are less maintained than premium ones, which means updates aren’t released as often. They’re also not monitored to ensure they don’t break. Because they’re updated less often, it’s likely they won’t work with a large portion of the available WordPress plugins. If you’re unsure what your long term needs are, you can always use a free theme now and upgrade to a premium theme later.
A lot of questions come into play when looking for a theme. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should heavily consider a premium WordPress theme.
- Are you building a business site?
- Do you want your site to be fully customizable?
- Are you selling anything?
- Do you need your site to appear professional and establish reputability?
Premium WordPress themes can be a huge benefit to those new to WordPress by offering extra functionality, flexibility, and overall freedom on your site.
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Another huge benefit of premium themes is most of them have the ability to self set up, out of the box. This allows you to begin changing the images and text of your website a few minutes after installing the theme.
Overall, the goal is to weigh your options determine how much your website is really worth to you. If functionality, a professional appearance, and usability are not important to you, free is probably the way to go.
But if your plan is to generate revenue or run a business, then investing in a premium WordPress theme will help you hit the ground running, be easier to manage day to day, and grow with you over time.
Have you decided to go with a premium WordPress theme, but having difficulty choosing which one? Check out our post on how to choose the right WordPress theme