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The Unique Features of a Premium WordPress Theme

The Unique Features of a Premium WordPress Theme

Everyone knows the popularity of WordPress among bloggers. This is the most used blogging platform across the globe. More than 70% blogs and websites are designed using WordPress. The reasons are simple- thousands of plugins, widgets, themes and many more features to ease up site building process. Though there are multiple factors that affect the look and response of your blog, a WordPress theme is something that can’t be taken granted. Your blog’s layout and appeal are reflected through your theme. The WordPress themes are categories into two types – free themes and premium (paid) themes. WordPress free themes are free to download, install and use whereas you need to pay for downloading and installing a premium WordPress themes.

The free theme can be used when the blogging is done only for hobby while premium themes are recommended when you’re blogging to make money online or using affiliate programs. However, there are some features that should be considered while picking up a premium theme for your blog. Let’s see what those features/factors are –

Unique Style and Design

Their unique style and design make them different from free WordPress themes. The premium themes should look better and be of a much higher quality and unique design than compared to those available for free.

Highly Customizable

The good thing about these themes is they can be customized and personalized as per the requirement. The layout, color, border, content, sidebars, foot, header, logo and almost everything can be customized and placed anywhere you wish.

Thousands of Features

Since every theme is different, WordPress premium themes should have more ‘features’ than their free counterparts. Some features may include: Javascript/DHTML, ‘Ajax’ or dynamic sections, ‘Featured Posts’ areas, multiple layout options for the home page, drop down menus, multiple customs templates for pages, custom field options, print style sheets etc.

Live Demo and Preview

There should be a preview option available so that a developer can test and check the theme before buying it. All reputable and trusted premium theme developers provide a demo to use them before making any purchase. All features and functionalities can be explored in the demo.

Comes with Supporting Documents

A premium theme should always include the supporting documents. The instruction manual or how to use document should explain how to upload and install the theme and how to manage any of the options that are built into the theme.

Well Coded and Error-free

It should be error-free and well coded to perform desired operations. The theme should be coded as per the standards of XHTML and CSS. It should be compatible across all browsers and platforms like android and iPhone.

Full Support and Timely Updates

If you’re buying a premium WordPress theme it should also come with a certain degree of support from the developer. You can raise a query whenever you encounter issue or bug in the theme. Similarly, the theme designer should provide a constant update to the theme.

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