This WordPress Theme Cost Me Just $35
Finding a good design for your website isn’t easy for most people – but if you are running your website on WordPress you are missing a trick if you are paying more than £50! The theme you see this site running on (at time of writing) was bought for only $35 (that’s around £22.50 according to today’s exchange rate) from ThemeForest, and on the whole it is a lot better than sites you can pay £1,000 or more for from a local designer.
What to Consider?
So what do you need to consider when buying a premium WordPress theme for your business?
Well firstly, you want to ensure it is flexible enough to meet your needs, look out for a thing called a shortcode, it’s a simple piece of code you can type in order to create a different effect.
[blockquote author="David Whitehouse"]For example, this is a shortcode called “blockquote”[/blockquote]
As you can see shortcodes are pretty handy, especially when you want to the designer to do the general layout, look and feel and you would prefer to write the copy and style it the way you want.
If you are well versed with PHP, HTML, CSS & WordPress, you may want a lot more customisation options by being able to change the code. If, however, you just want something that works and you don’t want something too technical then make sure it has the features you want, such as a logo upload facility.
I highly recommend ThemeForest, go take a look at their WordPress themes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!