WordPress is the number one website provider in the world. Most of the websites you visit are built with WordPress, and with the hundreds of plugin options available, you can pretty much create a website to do whatever you can imagine. However, there’s a common misconception that you need to be a developer or know some coding to build a WordPress website. This is simply not true! Thanks to the thousands of templates available online, you can start with an existing structure and customize it to fit your needs.
Sound like something you’re interested in? Here are the places we usually buy templates for our clients’ WordPress websites.
Themeforest: this is our go-to for WordPress templates. There are options to fit every type of website and budget. Their website is also very easy-to-use and organized by what category your website fits into: eCommerce, nonprofit, blog, corporate, etc. Even better, they have a forum where they can ask questions, and some templates have an option to add extended support for only a couple bucks a year.
Template Monster: this website has a nice variety of options that are organized into interesting categories, such as animals and pets, family, cars and motorcycles, and more. When it comes to pricing, these websites are broken into levels of pricing for each template, so you can get plugins, SEO, support, and other things included for additional cost.
WordPress: who better to get a template for your WordPress website than WordPress itself. A lot of the options on here are more on the basic side with minimal functionality. We typically don’t use these unless a client wants a super simple site. If that’s what you’re looking for, these are great options and easy to add onto your site.
It’s worth noting that these templates vary in price. In some cases, you get what you pay for in terms of functionality, responsiveness, and usability. However, spending $75 on a solid template with fun features is definitely worth the money, especially considering how much it would cost to hire someone else to do it.
Some templates also offer a support email in the event you run into any issues while building your WordPress website. While they won’t go into the template and fix it for you, they can offer you advice, which can be very valuable when you’re operating independently.
If you do start building your WordPress website and can’t figure something out, we can help! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you where you need to be with your website in no time!