9 Vital Considerations Before Purchasing or Downloading a WordPress Template

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  • Thanks for this article. All web designers have had their fingers burnt this way. I have wasted a lot of money on WordPress themes that don’t meet up to what the demo ‘sells’ you. I have found a stunning theme Divi, but even in his theme there are a couple of issues that I don’t like, however it ticks every other box. See it in action here http://thesunshinecoast.co.za

  • Good list of tips. Generally, though, I advise customers to stay away from (or at least be very careful evaluating) free themes from individuals (as opposed to free themes from companies like StudioPress, for example). There’s a bit of a risk that the individual who made that theme will abandon it… so you have to be especially thorough doing your item #3. A dead giveaway is no, or very slow, response to questions and issues posted, and lots of unresolved items. Again, generally speaking, I am usually more comfortable advising a pro (i.e. costs money) theme. Even if it is a pro theme, one should still evaluate carefully each item on your list.

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