Obviously when you are starting a blog, selecting a theme is important. But, you are immediately faced with the decision of selecting a free theme, or going for the other option, a premium theme. If you don’t have the money to spend, a free theme is great. But, if you have the money, selecting a premium theme is a good choice, because you get full support with it. So, how do you select the best premium theme for your WordPress blog?
1. For the simple fact that you will probably be using your theme for a while, make sure it is aesthetically pleasing. If your theme doesn’t please the eye, your blog won’t look good, and that is something you surely don’t want. There are many things that go into the look of a certain theme, but it all boils down to one simple thing – does it look good to you? If it does, you can consider this point checked.
2. A theme is meant for presentation, a plugin is meant for functionality. Should be pretty straightforward. Well, the developers of premium themes can sometimes stray from this path. And you may think, well, a little more functionality in the theme couldn’t harm you. But, actually, having themes that give your website certain functions is not something you should strive for. Why is that? Because once you get a theme that gives your website a certain function, you will become somewhat dependant on that function, and it will be more difficult for you to switch the theme when the time comes.
3. A premium theme, and any theme for the matter of fact, needs to be coded well. Speed is essential when selecting a theme for your website, and it is something not a lot of people look for when selecting a theme. The best way to understand the performance of a theme and to understand whether it is coded well or not, for a beginner, is to look at the reviews of what other people said about the theme. Most importantly, premium themes need to be selected from well trusted and popular theme developers. As a beginner, you are likely not able to dig deep into the code of theme to find out whether it is coded well or not. That is why you need to rely on other people that have used the theme before you, and essentially, choose premium themes from well trusted developers.
A premium theme is an excellent choice for your website if you have the means of getting it. Of course, it will not be an option for everyone, because not everyone can afford to spend the money on these premium themes, but full support is something that can always help you. That being said, selecting a premium theme for your website is not difficult, if you just stick to these guidelines. And they pretty much go for choosing other themes too, although in a slightly different tone. We hope you find the perfect theme for your website!