WordPress themes that comes in hand while you start your website would be a too itchy for you. You may wish to beautify your website with a lot of attractive themes, plugins, and other stuff. But the main problem which comes is whether or not to buy a Premium WordPress Theme. Why Should You Use Premium WordPress Theme? There are both advantages and disadvantages to this question.

Why did I change to Premium Theme?

While I started My blog in WordPress I was a bit lazy to buy out the Newspaper template which costs about $59 in the Themeforest market. So, I thought of buying the theme after I make some bucks out of this website. I saw the demo of Newspaper theme from Themeforest and was astonished to see it’s features and flexibility.


Basic Benefits of Premium WordPress Theme

  • Elegant look and Designlook and design

I know that there are quite many free WordPress templates and themes available for free on the wordpress’ repo but Premium WordPress themes add more and more flavors to your Website. Some Theme companies offer a free version of their Premium theme. You can use that on your blog to get an idea of paid version and can upgrade anytime for getting the premium look and design.

  • SEO Advantage

In the existing technology world like today, all of the search engines would be hungry ranking more and more rich content websites to its pages and this may be the only problem denying your website from listing on the google search. Premium WordPress templates allows inbuilt Search Engine Optimization (SEO) allowing your rich content to be ranked higher on google. Most of the premium themes are compatible with SEO plugins like yoast and All IN one SEO plugin.

Must Read Experts guide to WordPress SEO

  • Theme Support

Having a theme in hand is not what you need. You need the developing skills to have an elegant theme look for your website which can amuse your visitors. So the advantage of using a premium WordPress theme is its theme support. The theme developers can help in guiding you to create a website with no extraordinary skills. You may also contact them either on their website forum or through email. Thus, theme support is a great advantage. Best of them you should consider is the

  1. Thesis theme – One of the biggest selling points of Thesis is that it’s developed with search engine optimization (SEO) in mind.
  2. Thrive Themes
  3. Elegant themes
  4. Studiopress
  5. ThemeForest –  is excellent for anything like news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site. It is a collection of huge themes made by top publishers around the world.
  • Compatibility

WordPress is popular with unscheduled updates which everyone has seen in recent times. These unscheduled updates can cause broken theme and plugins. This is a main reason, I wait for at least 4-5 days before making any update until and unless its not a critical update. Premium themes have no choice other than updating their theme to match with latest WordPress version. This is something you must look before selecting any WordPress theme. Either it is a premium or a free theme.

  • Site Speed

WordPress is powered with its enormous powers and plugins which you can customize to any extent. When you consider taking any theme, you must choose a most reliable and fastest one. Now Google has also included PageSpeed Insights as a factor of ranking in Google Search.

Free templates can also provide you a website speed of 60+, but what matters is the compression of CSS and JavaScript files which increases the page speed along with a bundle of plugins. Premium themes can easily take your blog to 75+(plugins can matter).

Please let me know your reasons too, why do you prefer Premium theme over free themes?