WordPress Themes: Custom vs Premium
What you should know before choosing your next theme
Presentation by Jean Perpillant jpDesignTheory.com | @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
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