Aug 13, 2018
Demand for website development especially WordPress based websites has been increasing exponentially for last decade or so. WordPress is the most popular CMS which is used to build amazing websites. As per the latest estimates right now WordPress is powering around 31% of all the websites on internet. This is huge and by this you can understand the influence of WordPress on internet world. With this we come to the point how to build WordPress websites? Well while you can build a WordPress website using free WordPress themes but most of the professional users pay to get better results. They choose from the options of using a premium WordPress theme which is a paid theme or develop a customized WordPress theme to design the website. Let’s know little more about these themes. Those who can spend around $100 can go for premium theme as it offers better stability and more flexibility.
Some of the most famous companies use Custom WordPress themes to power their websites as it offers high level of customizability and they can achieve any design and feature as they want for their site. In this article, we are going to discuss about this only i.e. what is the difference between a site built with a custom WordPress theme design and a site built on a premium theme and how to choose the best one.
Difference Between a Premium WordPress Theme and a Custom WordPress Theme
There are two ways to build a WordPress website i.e. either to go for PSD to WordPress design which leads to custom built websites as per precise design specifications of the clients or the Theme-based build where the websites are created as per the pre-set premium WordPress theme.
All of the WordPress sites share some common code which visitors never see. This code is the engine of the WordPress website which allows admins to log in, update and maintain the website. The basic functionalities like commenting, adding pages, adding plugins and uploading images are all in the admin view. These features make WordPress highly user-friendly.
Visitors only see the outer page templates which are mainly visuals and include functionality like forms, booking feature or eCommerce feature etc. These parts can be customized from scratch or they can be implemented by using a prepared premium theme or free theme.
Premium Theme Based WordPress Site
Premium Themes are built by WordPress developers in companies which are specialized in building themes and they want to sell these themes to as many users as possible. You can just download these themes and use them to build your own website. With these themes you will get the visual elements and you can install plugins for more functionalities. For example ThemeForest, TemplateMonster, Divi are the companies which provides premium WordPress themes.
Although these themes have some inbuilt functionality but they also come with lots of additional code which is not required for many of the users. For example, if the premium theme based website with many features has a CSS code of 15,000 lines then it can be accomplished by a custom built with only 1000 lines of CSS code.
Custom WordPress Theme Based WordPress Site
A Custom WordPress site has a unique theme. Means a WordPress Developer creates the functionality and page templates as per the requirements and specifications of that particular website. These WordPress designs can be completely unique and can full adapt to the style and wish of the designer and website owner. In custom WordPress theme, all parts work smoothly together and there are no additional and extra code or features which are not required.
When to Go for Premium WordPress Theme and When to Go for Custom WordPress Theme?
We will never recommend to go for premium theme-base website but still so many people go for premium themes. As we have discussed above websites created using custom WordPress theme have so many benefits hence it is better to go for custom WordPress theme. The main factor when choosing between premium WordPress themes and custom WordPress themes depends on whether the client needs to create a unique design or not. If the client is happy with their website looking like a particular theme and it doesn’t need any custom and unique feature, then he can go for premium theme. But in long run we have observed that, going for custom WordPress theme Development to get Custom WordPress website is more beneficial as it gives a website which is more attractive, more powerful, more fast and has potential to attract lots of customers towards it thus benefiting the business as a whole.