Should You Use a Free WP Theme, Premium WP Theme Or a Unique WordPress Theme?

August 1, 2010 No Comments »

One of the first question bloggers ask – before, during and after launching their blogs is, “Which type of WordPress Theme should I use?” For some, it’s a never ending quest because their blog:

  • Doesn’t look the way they want it to look
  • Doesn’t have the functionality they would like
  • Has a layout that doesn’t really fit their niche
  • Doesn’t have all the features they would like
  • Offers no flexibility in terms of design
  • Requires a coder to make even little changes
  • Came with backlinks they cannot remove
  • Looks cheap, cheesy and half professional
  • Is being used by thousands of other blog sites

There may be other issues, but those primary concerns are experienced by the masses. To sort things out and find exactly what you are seeking, here’s what you need to know. Essentially, there are currently three types of WordPress Themes available for your blog.

  • Free WP Themes
  • Premium WP Themes
  • Custom WP Themes

Your decision of which one to go with is going to be based on these crucial factors:

How Much Money You Can Afford To Invest In Your Blog
This is actually the first and most important factor because if are looking for a custom WordPress Theme but you only have fifty dollars to spend, you’ll spend a lot of time dreaming and hoping. Custom WP Themes usually run in the $1000s of dollars. If you have no money to spend, then of course the free WP themes are your only choices at the moment.

How You Want Visitors To Perceive You and Your Blog
This factor is often overlooked by many bloggers. But rest assured, ignoring how people perceive your blog is a dangerous proposition. The wrong type of WP theme could have people thinking your site was designed by an unlucky site designer who was having a really bad day.

The bottom line is this: if you want to be perceived as a Pro Blogger rather than a novice waving the “Free WP Theme” flag, then start looking at the Premium WP Themes and potentially even a Custom WP Theme.

If pricing is a issue or concern, you can acquire sweet [and I mean really sweet] premium WP Themes by using the Elegant Themes. These WP Themes are the answer to the question, “What do I do if I can’t afford a premium theme at the moment but I want a premium theme?”

The answer is, “You can!” Check out Elegant Themes!

Giles, The Crew Chief

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