I want to improve the look and design of this website and my other WordPress site. Thus, I’m not testing out various free WordPress theme. However, I’m finding many free themes don’t have the features nor functionality I want. Which means I need to buy a theme. However, finding a premium WordPress theme is turning out to be a long journey.
Finding A Premium WordPress Theme Takes Time
Finding a premium WordPress theme takes a good bit of time. Right now I’m testing the free version of premium themes and researching the top premium themes.
I’m using a local development environment for my testing which is proving very useful. This way I don’t have to worry about disrupting my production websites. However, it takes time to spin up a new installation, then install a theme, and customize it. That’s the only way if I know the theme will work for my needs.
This past Saturday I spent a good two hours doing just that. And I didn’t realize I spent that much time until I got up to take a break.
Finding A Premium WordPress Theme Can Be Expensive
Although I am ready to spend money, finding a premium WordPress theme can be expensive.
Oh yeah, I can find a theme for like twenty bucks but some of those don’t offer all the features I want. Right now it appears I’m going to have to spend at least $40. While that’s not that expensive, I am buying themes for both of my websites.
Thankfully it appears that some themes are a one-time charge and you get lifetime updates and/or support. So that helps with the costs. However, other premium themes only offer subscriptions, meaning you have to renewing its license every year.
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