The whys and hows of premium WordPress themes

TessaNeedham

I have just completed a total overhaul of my personal website, changing it from a freelancer-for-hire focus to a minimalist portfolio. Even though I’m a website designer, I chose a premium theme I’d never worked with before, and used it pretty much straight out-of-the-box, doing very few customisations to it.

Why?

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Think a free WordPress theme is too good to be true? It probably is.

Every new owner of a WordPress.org website is giddy with excitement. The thrill of a new business, a new blog, a redesign or refresh is palpable. And it all seems so easy and cheap – just get your discount hosting, install WordPress with a couple of clicks, grab a free theme and BLAMMO! Instant website! … Read more