Either you are a small business owner or a big ones. Nowadays It is essential to have your online presence and here is, where themes come into picture. WordPress themes are the reflection of your personality as well as your online business.
Here, I won’t go in deep as I have already covered a complete guide on Themes and It’s Installation. In this post I will be explaining about the upsides and downsides of both free and premium themes and after reading this guide, you will be smart enough to choose the best one for yourself.
WORDPRESS THEMES – FREE
First of all, we’ll start with Merits.
Let me tell you that these are the WordPress themes which are free of cost & you don’t have to pay a penny to get that. Just search for your favorite ones, hit the download button and you’re done.
You know that online market is huge and Enormous. Thousand of free themes are available around so you can quick switch to any of them which best suits your style, passion and choice.
- Check Out: Official WordPress Themes ( FREE)
Coming down to demerits, We all love free stuffs but with free things, there comes insecurity, headache, tension and much more. If you have been using free themes, you must be knowing that how frequent it’s updates are released. In-fact it is rarely or never updated because most of free themes are created as a project and once it’s over, it’s updates are gone.
Now, I have got a question for you : Will your website would be safe without your theme updates? Surely NO, updating your theme is just like installing antivirus into your laptop or mobile phones. Lacking your theme updates means your website is more vulnerable to attacks.
I have been using WordPress and as I would say it releases it’s updates frequently. If you are using free theme over WordPress, then you will have the following two options.
1. Either you update your WordPress to higher versions and free theme will become incompatible resulting in choosing a new theme and setting around your website again.
2. Or leave your WordPress without updating which will further be more vulnerable to attacks.
Both the cases are Do or Die. I would never recommend you to go for free themes because free stuffs, only looks good when it doesn’t harm you or gifts you losses.
On thing which is forgot to mention over here is that while setting up your free theme, It might happen that you encounter some problem or error.
In that case, neither creator nor their support staffs will be there to help or assist you. You would need to be a technical person yourself else nothing will be working.
WORDPRESS THEMES – PREMIUM
Previously, GraspMyGizmo was using premium WordPress theme Genesis which is excellent.
On 28th Oct 2016, I switched to elegant themes (premium) to check out their package of themes, plugins and many other stuffs which they are providing, so that I can share my views and assist you further.
Below are the Top 3 WordPress Premium Themes (A Must Have a Look) !
Check Out: Genesis Framework
Check Out: Elegant Themes (87 Themes For $69)
Check Out: ThemeIsle Themes ( All Themes For $149)
Premium WordPress Themes are one of my favorites because they’re definitely worth it. One thing which I like about premium themes are that most of them are one time purchase means once you buy you can use it on several other websites as long as you wish at no extra cost.
If we talk about SUPPORT, the executives are available round the clock for your service. All you have to do is just drop an e-mail with your query and you will be responded shortly. They can help you regarding your theme setup or you can even ask to get it done through their experts.
Websites need to load faster. You must be knowing that big companies like Amazon with online presence loose their customers if their websites didn’t load within 10 seconds and it is only possible with premium WordPress themes which are lightning fast with blazing speeds.
Premium Themes are created and maintained by professional expert designers and developers and from Search Engine Optimization (SEO) point of view, themes are well optimized and clean coded to achieve higher possible rankings in search engines.
Most Importantly, you can customize each and every content on your website according to your choice. You can edit and replace footers, delete sidebars,customize fonts, place headers and many many more.
The price is an issue but it’s OK to pay for things which matter to us and rest all is good. Up til now I haven’t faced any issues regarding Premium Themes. I definitely hope for the best and will let you all know that everything is good 🙂