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Where do you need to pay attention to when you buy a theme?

You want to buy a blog theme. A decision which is actually a very good decision. A while ago, when I was on holiday, it came up in my mind to change my theme. I was never satisfied with my free theme and I struggled with a lot of things. I could never change my free theme to the thing I wanted, although I know pretty much about HTML and CSS. A paid theme really comes in handy then.

With a paid theme you have the support of course and that is really amazing. For example, my theme has amazing support and I can get an answer in a couple of minutes. I don’t say it is the most amazing answer then, but they always try to help you, until it is fixed. We don’t talk about the amazing advantages which a paid theme has today, but where do you need to pay attention to when you buy a theme?

WordPress or blogger?

At first, you need to pay attention to if you buy a theme for WordPress when you have WordPress. The same counts for Blogger, then buy a theme for blogger! Also, pay attention when a theme says it is for WordPress, then it doesn’t mean it is also for WordPress.com. These themes only work on wordpress.org.

Demo site

Second, you always have to look on the demo site. Most blog themes have a demo site where you can watch the theme live. Think about how beautiful the theme is, but also about the functions. Does this actually work? It can work on the demo site perfect of course, but it is also possible that it doesn’t work on your own site. This can be because of the plugins you use because not every theme works with every plugin.

SEO

An advantage of a paid theme is that it is SEO optimized. Still, not every theme has this, just pay attention to this! Also, watch in the description if the theme has everything you need. Does it support every picture you have and maybe you need a theme what works with Woocommerce?

How do I receive the theme? You also have to pay attention to this. With some themes, it can take pretty long until you get the theme. I have received my theme via an instant download.

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Licenses

With some themes, you have to buy a license. This is a license what only counts for one year. That means that you need to pay an amount of money every year to stay using that theme. Just make sure you have a theme without a license and which you can use forever. Thia way you save some money.

Reviews

Always look at the reviews! Check if the support is good and if the blog theme totally works. Even when the theme is super pretty, it has to work well of course. Don’t think that you can solve the problem and that you just can buy the blog theme. A theme just has to be free of all problems and the problems can also be the maker’s fault.

Where do you pay attention to when you buy a theme? 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Jessica

    Goede tips thanks! Ga binnenkort op zoek naar een nieuw thema… Heb je ook nog tips waar ik het beste thema’s kan kopen?

    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 10:40 AM
    • Reply Celine Klooster

      Creativemarket of Etsy! Ik heb mijn thema op Etsy gekocht!

      Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  • Reply MC Kleuver

    Ik houd het bij mijn gratis thema op WordPress, haha. Heb ik wel even naar moeten zoeken hoor, volgens mij heb ik al vijf verschillende geprobeerd 😉

    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 12:45 PM
  • Reply Annika - Mrs. Marvelous

    Goede tips! Ik ben getrouwd met een programmeur, en die is een thema aan het bouwen voor me. 24-uurs service dus en precies naar mijn wensen. Ik was in eerste instantie ook van plan om een thema te kopen, maar ik kwam er niet uit, ik denk dat dit artikel veel mensen kan helpen!

    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 03:49 PM
  • Reply Marion

    Ik heb een gratis thema waar ik erg tevreden over er ben.
    Geen reden om over te stappen dus.

    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    • Reply Celine Klooster

      Als je er tevreden mee bent, is er inderdaad geen reden!

      Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 10:02 AM

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