If you have decided to start a new blog or website using WordPress, and are trying to figure out how to start or where to get a good theme from, you might want to keep reading.
A lot of people decide to go for free templates and themes for their newly started WordPress websites. This, however, is a crucial mistake, and they usually end up investing a lot of time into content that quickly becomes obsolete, or simply end up spending so much time trying to fix problems that arise, that they neglect the entire purpose of using WordPress in the first place – that of sharing content and ideas.
There are several reasons why web design companies do not use free or even premium themes. For one, most of these themes have severe flaws in their code, and while they may look decent at the first glance, the problems hidden in the code usually take more time to fix than writing code from scratch. Then, there’s also the problem of ruining your brand (and, as with every business, your brand defines who you are). If you’re trying to make a name for yourself, using the same theme thousands of people are using already might not be the greatest of ideas.
Originality is key, regardless of what your passion or business is aimed at. This is a non-debatable fact. And if you want to promote yourself as being ahead of the competition, you can’t afford to use the same theme others are using too. You might be surprised just how easy it is to stumble upon two different blogs, with different content, but that look almost identical. Using Custom WordPress Website Design Services will ensure that you will stand out of the pack (assuming, of course, that you also provide quality content).
Another non-apparent problem of free themes is that they are not designed for extensive modification and plug-in implementation. Even if you manage to modify a free template to look somewhat unique and pleasing to the eye (which, again, takes more effort than designing something from scratch), you might encounter multiple problems in backend coding later on.
Because of these coding problems and complications, once you start implementing various plug-ins to enhance the user experience, you might get to a point where your website becomes unusable or runs slowly.
This is again avoidable by contracting the services of professional WordPress Developers, who will ensure a clean coding that allows for potentially limitless plug-in installations, without compromising stability and performance. Not to mention that a professional WordPress Website Designer will prevent security breaches that come along with most plug-ins used on free templates.
So, if you’ve been concentrating on free templates or even pondering to buy a premium template (which is practically the same as a free one, but is designed to look better and probably has fewer coding mistakes), we strongly advise you to reconsider. For a small investment, a Custom WordPress Website Design will ensure you have a unique blog or website, that you can extend with various plug-ins, and that will run smoothly and will be free of security breaches.
The advantages should be obvious. You will be standing out from the crowd, you won’t have to invest time into fixing problems you didn’t even know existed when you downloaded that catchy free theme, and most importantly, you will have plenty of time to invest into filling your professional WordPress website with quality content.