Should I choose a free or premium WordPress Theme?

Should I choose a free or premium WordPress Theme?

There are thousands of free and premium (paid) WordPress templates to choose from. So which one will be the best for your blog? In this article, we will focus on the pros and cons of both, the free and the paid option.

Free themes – pros and cons

What are the advantages and disadvantages of free designs?

  • Obviously, the main advantage is the price. You do not have to pay for them. If you want to start a blog with a low budget, I recommend starting with a free theme.
  • In most cases, they do not have advanced features. On the one hand, this is a disadvantage. On the other, thanks to this you can configure the theme faster. In other words, it is a pro for beginners, but a con for advanced users.
  • Usually, the license requires that you keep intact a link to the author’s website at the bottom of your blog.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of premium themes?

  • Generally, the design looks more professional.
  • Almost all authors of the paid templates provide customer support. For example, the authors of my theme have saved me hours of work.
  • They usually offer free updates after purchase.
  • They have more advanced features, designated to a certain group of users (like photographers). For example, the template of a photography website of a friend of mine makes it possible to create password protected pages with content for particular clients.
  • They are responsive in most cases. That is, they adapt to any screen resolution, therefore, they look good not only on desktop, but also on tablet and mobile.

Where to find templates and how to install them

Have a look at these two posts to see where you can find the theme you need and how to install it:

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