Thinking of a customizing your site, here are some things to check before buying a WordPress theme as too many options can create confusions. Themes are one-time buy and should be chosen very carefully, regular theme changes can be difficult at times.
Write the goal of the website in front of you, never forget what is the aim of the website. There are seriously good looking templates on the web right now and they are just mind-blowing. Looks don’t matter when inside content is too good, seriously if you are a manufacturing firm then a news blogging site template is difficult to digest.
Checking your system is no harm, Look for all the variable you have on your WordPress root, your server details, your PHP running version, most important WordPress version. Update them to the latest version for more stability and support.
There would be more than a billion WordPress themes available online, from free to fully customized. Some of the sites give supported premium and free premium as I would call them for a fact that one you buy from the creator and get full support from the creator, which one should try and support but yet again for price factor we have GPL (General Public License).
Free Premium, Before buying a WordPress theme
Compatibility & Style
Some authors sometimes forget to update their theme which can be a major setback on the security front. Look for the most updated theme that satisfies your “GOAL”. Look very carefully the demos which most of the themes provide the spacing with the length, blog placement, picture display, design as much detail as a possible check via cell phone as well if not shown in the demo.
Most of the themes require WordPress plugins to work properly, Check which are these plugins before buying if there is any premium plugin this will only be updated once the whole theme is updated and gets no key for registry or updates.
WordPress is a powerful web application which has the capability to cater to any web domain it is an open-source app and is being served on more than a million websites around the world. Millions of websites are customized and built on the WordPress platform on a daily basis. Lastly, keep your system safe and updated.
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