I have just set up the WordPress Themes section of this blog. The focus is clearly on premium themes. But which is better? Premium or free?
The question, whether one should prefer to grab a paid theme or initially a free sufficient, I used to busy. After all, we spend money without taking anything and who says it is better that way? Is that it or does it matter what we choose?
Our new blog has barely any visitors in the first few weeks, and those who speak to us stay in just a few clicks. They leave no comment and hardly seem to be interested in our content. Does it make any sense to go straight to the top and even grab your own bag? All questions, which torment beginners and their answer is not necessarily obvious.
However, I decided to explain the benefits of premium themes in this article and why I think they are the better choice …
Premium Themes for WordPress: A Choice?
Frequently, forge smiths offer great finishes, which they banter for lukewarm. Most of these are the paid in no detail and are equally appealing. Nevertheless, I myself tend to buy myself a theme and not just resort to the free alternative.
I would like to make it easy in this article and just mention the benefits of a paid theme, where I diligently spared the disadvantages. Because if we are honest, we can just call the price in this point. Besides, I do not go into the positive aspects of a free Worpdress theme.
For what? They do not cost anything and that is their greatest value. And how do you say so beautiful? A gift horse does not look in the mouth and sometimes this truism is also true. At least if the gift is an apple or a piece of cake. In addition, it is of course an advantage that we can try several variants and require this experiment, no monetary use.
The benefits of premium themes!
Cheap, cheaper and free is not always the best decision.
- Premium themes usually have valid and clean code and a modern and high quality layout. How they work in all major browsers and are displayed correctly. This saves time and work.
- Premium themes do not cost the world. Often the alarm bells ring, because one should spend money. However, we move here in a range between 15 € -30 €. In addition, there are often discounts, bundles and promotions. Expensive is something else.
- Anyone who penetrates the purchase of a premium theme, pays equal to the support. The advantage is obvious. Do we have problems, can not cope with something or are there questions that torment us? The support is usually quite fast and clarifies all questions in the affiliated forum.
- In addition, paid themes are updated and kept up to date. The benefit is that we do not have to worry about trivial issues, as the developers ensure that their own themes keep up with the latest WordPress updates. this is convenient and saves time and money.
- We do not have to bother with pointless backlinks. Because often means free not for free, because very few developers put a WordPress theme on the Internet, because they are good people. Often we refer in the footer area to any projects and products that we would never recommend otherwise and thus strengthen xbeliebige offers on the Internet.
- Premium themes are free of malicious code. I do not want to paint the devil on the wall right away, but sometimes free themes do not only contain beautiful, clean and valid code, but also small pests. The extent can be catastrophic.
- We also have a unique selling point and are unique. Of course, fewer blogs use a paid theme. However, those who now decide to buy often stand out from the crowd with their unique design. Like the selection of blog names, this detail can be critical to success.
- Search engine friendliness is capitalized. Most of the WordPress themes we purchase are designed for optimal use in search engines like Google and Co. This means that our maps are already better without know-how.
- Premium themes also offer functions. Many themes that we can acquire offer tremendous scope from the backend. So many details can be adapted without great knowledge, without having to interfere with the code. That too is of course beneficial.
Free WordPress themes: what to look for?
Of course, not all free WordPress themes are bad, overloaded with malicious code, or make no sense. In my very first blog, I also opted for the free version and that was not necessarily the worst.
Also in the new area of WordPress themes I list free surfaces, but I would also like to write something about this and bundle my experiences in a separate article. This will be released later this week to help you a bit with what we should look out for when choosing a free theme.
But how is it with you? Do you go straight to the free theme or do you choose the payment option for your projects? What advantages and disadvantages do you see in premium themes and how are your experiences with it? I’m curious about your opinion …