The design of your site is critical to your success. If you site has a boring and lackluster design, your potential readers will take a quick glimpse and move on. You need a design that draws in readers and convinces them to stay and to learn more about your business.
Of course, you can always pay someone to create a custom design for your site. However, if you want a nice-looking and professional design for your site without having to spend a lot of money, you can buy a premium WordPress theme instead. Here are a few of the best sites to find the best premium WordPress themes for your website or blog:
Browse hundreds of WordPress themes, site templates, PSD templates, plug-ins and more on this site. Most themes cost about $45 for a single license (give or take a few dollars). You can check out a live preview of each theme and explore all the options that each has for customization. There is also support for each theme provided by the designer. If you still aren’t sure about the quality of the theme, there is a rating system and feedback.
All the themes on Studio Press are powered by the Genesis framework, so this may be limiting if you aren’t familiar with Genesis or don’t want to use it. However, Genesis is a popular theme, and you will find a lot of support online if you use it. Most themes cost about $80, which includes a copy of the Genesis framework. You’ll also find details about each theme before you buy.
Here you can search themes by genre or functionality to find the right design for your site. You can buy a single pack, which includes two themes, for $60, or choose a developer pack (three themes) for $120. A membership costs $140 and gets you access to the entire collection. You can also get one theme for free just by signing up for the e-mail newsletter. If you aren’t sure about the quality of a theme, just sign up for the newsletter and try out the service for free.
Elegant Themes offers 80 WordPress themes, which you can browse by type or need. Each theme comes with short codes and options for customization so you can tweak it for your needs. If you are on a budget, this is the perfect site for you, as you can get access to all 80 themes for a one-time fee of only $39.
The MoJo marketplace helps you to connect with designers from around the world who have created and are selling their own WordPress themes. Though this is an open marketplace, each theme has been reviewed for quality before being accepted to the site. You can check out a live preview of each theme and get options for customization. Prices will vary, but average costs are anywhere from $30 to $60. All themes include free support and upgrades.
Do you have a go-to site for finding great WordPress themes for your sites? Share your picks in the comments and tell us why they stand out from the rest!
About the Author: Carmen Brettel is a writer and manager for http://www.studentgrants.org. In her spare time, Carmen enjoys gardening and volunteering at animal shelters.