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 uses the wordpress.com platform.
Eventually you realize the potential of monetizing your blog after having 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 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 themes. 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 sell 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
- You must pay a one time fee
- It must provide a lifetime support and updates or pay a yearly support
for a minimal fee.
- You must be able to use your theme on unlimited domains
When you starts to blog in 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 you wordpress blog.
Abundance of Premium Themes Provider gives you a very wide options 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 unlimited update. That
unlimited update might be for just one year only. After that,
- When you buy wordpress themes, It must be a one time fee.
No recurring monthly charges. When you are just starting to
blog in the hosted wordpress platform, you must try to limit
your recurring expenses to domain name and hosting only.
- The theme that you will buy must allow you to install it to
several of your blog sites. There are theme providers which
restricts the use of the purchased wordpress theme to just
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 provider.
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.