As you can see, on this website I am running the Socrates WordPress theme, however I have many websites and many other WordPress theme options. Two of the best options for finding a WordPress theme are Elegant themes and the Thesis WordPress theme. You can also see the Premium themes in my tool box to see what I am using now on this website.
They both are very different but they are both worth their weight in gold! Previously I have written about the best WordPress themes, including free ones, however these two themes do cost money.
Elegant themes comes as a package of approximately 50 WordPress themes. I have to say that every theme is absolutely beautiful. The designs are absolutely professional and all you have to do is install it to your WordPress website and configure.
You can basically get any type of theme you like, including themes for a real estate, a newspaper, a software reviews site, and so on. These themes are made to work and when you pay $39 for a year’s membership, you get access to 50 WordPress themes, along with new ones added every month.
You could probably end your membership after downloading the themes, however it is the support that you get that is very valuable. If you have any problems, all you need to do is go to the forum and ask answers.
It is a lot easier to customize any Elegant themes for a new website, however if you have an existing website it can take a little bit more effort. There should not be too much editing with the CSS file or any design issues as the theme handles it for you.
Who should buy elegant themes?
· If you want a beautiful WordPress theme today, then elegant themes has them all there waiting for you. All you have to do is install the theme you want and start to configure it.
· If you are finding it difficult to find a particular theme for your website, you can browse through the elegant themes Gallery and I guarantee you will find a fantastic theme. For example Elegant themes has the best Ecommerce theme there is to date.
· If you find it difficult to customize and change the layout of a WordPress theme, then elegant themes has the entire layout’s organized for you.
· Elegant themes comes with so many extras such as short codes to add amazing features, page templates to be in control of what’s on a page, and also many theme options to change.
· Elegant themes gives you access to 50+ WordPress themes for $39.
The Thesis WordPress theme
The Thesis WordPress theme is like the bare-bones of a theme and allows you to build on it and customize everything to create your own stamp on your design. If you are an experienced website designer, Thesis is like the “bees knees” (the best). It gives you the control over layout, design, and many customizations. You can see it in action on many top websites. I have also installed it on my computer tips website as I needed to get back to basics in order to get faster page loading times. I have not edited the theme too much yet but I am sure I will.
I am talking about the base Thesis WordPress theme as there are many add-on themes and skins that you can get to go with Thesis.
Why should you buy the Thesis WordPress theme?
· The Thesis WordPress theme is probably for the more advanced user. It is like the base shell of a theme and gives you the option to customize to your heart’s content.
· The Thesis WordPress theme will allow you to do away with a lot of plug-ins because, once you get the hang of it, it is easy to add these functions in yourself.
Elegant themes versus the WordPress Thesis theme
· You will probably need less experience with the elegant themes when it comes to PHP and CSS.. Thesis will require a bit of knowledge.
· Elegant themes have already been designed for you, whereas with Thesis you have to start from scratch.
· Elegant themes will give you a beautiful theme within minutes, with Thesis you need to work for it, but you will appreciate it in the end.
If you are a total new be when it comes to WordPress websites, there are other options when choosing a WordPress theme. For example you might not have any cash when you first start building websites and free WordPress themes are okay to start your business with.
When you get established and you can see that your WordPress website is going to make money, you need to get serious and start looking for a professional WordPress theme.
Elegant themes is fantastic if you do not want to spend the time customizing your own design as they are all ready for you to simply install. The thesis WordPress theme gives you the freedom to design and customize your own WordPress theme. I’ve definitely recommend that you check out the Elegant themes website and go to the gallery section to see all of their themes. However if you are experienced in website building and can learn quickly, then Thesis is for you.