Custom Themes vs Premium Themes

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  • WordPress Themes: Custom vs Premium

    What you should know before choosing your next theme

    Presentation by Jean Perpillant | @jpdesigntheory

  • Using a DeveloperIts like being a kid in a toy store

  • You dont need to know any


  • Hosting| Speed | MobileDepending on the amount of expected traffic, load

    speed, responsive, and Google friendly

  • Youll Be Unique

  • Custom Support

  • Premium Themes

  • Ready to go out of the box!Most themes include a working demo .xml file to get you

    going relatively quick with preset layouts and pages.

  • Youre going to save a ton of money

    No really, like hundreds of dollars.

  • A little coding can go a long way

  • Test drive before you buyMost themes include multiple home page, landing page,

    and sub page configurations and layout options.

  • Theres DocumentationThis helps you find out how to manage your options and

    understand what settings make your theme work.

  • Things you should know: Have clear goals for your project


    Get a clear understanding of their support channels

    Ask for references of current clients

    Check out their resume

    Be sure to have a mutually beneficial contract

    Avoid #ScopeCreep by knowing what you really want

    Test the demos on various browsers and devices

    Find out how support is offered

    View the ratings for the theme before you buy it

    Do a check on the theme developer

    Read through the all of the description

    Check out when the theme was created and last updated

    Custom Themes Premium Themes

  • Where to find Premium Themes

  • Where to find WordPress Developers

  • Jean Perpillant@jpDesignTheory