3 Things You Must Consider When You Buy WordPress Themes
Most of you my fellow Filipinos love to blog right. You may be residing locally or abroad but I am pretty much sure that you like to blog.
Most of you use the Blogspot/blogger platform of Google.
Some of you use the wordpress.com platform.
Eventually, you realize the potential of monetizing your blog after having a substantial number of monthly traffic. A nice sideline right?
It is then that you realize to get serious with your blog.
This article is intended primarily for Filipino bloggers blogging on the free wordpress.com platform. But anybody can follow.
To realize the full potential of monetizing your WordPress blog, you need to buy a domain name. A lot of companies sell a domain name for cheap. I bought mine from NameCheap.
The next thing to do is to move your wordpress.com blog to a self-hosted blog. Meaning, you have to find a web hosting company to host your blog.
My blog is hosted on Namecheap.
After buying a domain name and web hosting, you may be interested to buy a WordPress theme. A lot of WordPress themes are sold to be advertisement-ready.
I bought my WordPress theme from mythemeshop. I bought mine for $59. But it occasionally sells at a discount just like now, it offers to sell its WordPress themes for $19.
So, you decided to buy a WordPress theme.
When you buy WordPress themes, Check that the following features are present.
- You must pay a one-time fee
- It must provide lifetime support and updates or pay yearly support for a minimal fee.
- You must be able to use your theme on unlimited domains
When you start to blog on the hosted WordPress platform, You once searched for a WordPress theme that you intended to use for a very long time. You do not want to change your WordPress theme every so often.
I might guess that you are once a frequent visitor of the official wordpress.org repositories of free themes.
Soon you may discover that you wanted a theme that you can not find in the free WordPress theme repositories.
So you will begin searching the internet for a premium or paid WordPress theme to use in your WordPress blog.
The abundance of Premium Themes Provider gives you a very wide option to choose from.
You might be tempted to immediately buy WordPress themes that you like based solely on price. But beware of what you buy.
Most Premium or Paid WordPress providers may entice you to buy the themes they sell by using the following words and phrases:
- 24/7 Unlimited Support
- Unparalleled Support
- Fully Responsive Designs
- Make Your Site Load Fast
- Built-In Ad Management
- Unlimited Updates
- Compatible With Major Browsers
- Contact Forms Included
- Themes Develop Using Latest HTML 5 and CSS3 Markup
- SEO Optimized
- Advanced Features like Shortcodes and Theme Options
- Rock Solid Framework
Please consider the above features when you buy WordPress themes but that should not be the sole basis of your choice.
To reiterate, Important Things To Look For When You Buy WordPress Themes.
- The Theme must offer a lifetime update. Do not fall for those phrases like an unlimited update. That unlimited update might be for just one year only. After that, updates stop.
- When you buy WordPress themes, It must be a one-time fee. No recurring monthly charges. When you are just starting to blog on the hosted WordPress platform, you must try to limit your recurring expenses to the domain name and hosting only.
- The theme that you will buy must allow you to install it on several of your blog sites. There are theme providers which restrict the use of the purchased WordPress theme to just one site.
The WordPress theme I use in this blog was bought from MyThemeshop.
I bought it for a one-time fee. It offers excellent support and customization. It offers premium support and updates for one year only like most of the popular WordPress themes providers.
After one year, support and updates stop but you can still use the theme for life.
The few reasons why I am still using the theme I bought from Mythemeshop are its speed, simplicity, and easy customization. I can always pay for support for a minimal fee anytime I want.
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