For you guys who loves blogging using WordPress, must be familiar with Premium WordPress themes. There are many reason that can be mentioned why we have to use premium WordPress Theme. One of them are the update and support from theme creator. Premium WordPress theme creator are professional. They give regular update and necesary support.
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The downside of Premium WordPress theme are the price for sure. We have to spent some money to get the Premium WordPress theme. Actually, cheap or expensive are relative. It might cheap for you but, not for other people. However we need to find the best price to get a good cost to perfirmance ratio.
One common thing that we need to understand before buying any premium WordPress themes are the price scenario, the license term, update, support and the promotion.
In term of themes appearance, loading speed, style, functionality and design, i think you already have some preferences. Which themes that fit your requirement.
Below are the detail list of things that you should consider before purchasing a premium WordPress themes. After reading this post, i hope you can learn from my experience and can get the premium WordPress themes with the best optimum price that you can get.
The price scenario
The same themes can be sold in different price on different time. Observe the best time to buy the premium themes before deciding to purchase the themes. I have experience in buying premium WordPress themes from Mythemeshop at $ 45 and $ 19. Why it so different? The last purchase are during promotion. The other one was my first experience. There will be a lot promotion in one year. For example 4th July promotion, Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Chrismast and others event.
So far i saw that the minimum price in Mythemshop themes are $ 19. Just wait for the prices goes down at minimum level.
Wait for the right time to purchase the theme, there is always some time that provide better price compare to other. For example during Black Friday or Cyber Monday
Talking about price, you will see that Mythemeshop sell their themes in lower price than StudioPress. On normal price StudioPress sell Genesis Framework and One child theme for $ 100. Meanwhile Mythemeshop sell their themes in several price range from $ 19– $ 69.
Be careful, there are several license available for buying premium WordPress themes. Sometime they only provide one site license for the theme that we have bought. Some other themes creator sell the Premium WordPress Themes for unlimited license. Choose wisely according to your needs.
Mythemeshop gives limited license for their themes. We have to pay different price for different amount of site license.
In contrary, StudioPress gives unlimited license for their themes. It quite comforting to realize that we don’t have limitation. However some time all we need is just one site license. The unlimited license become worthless.
Buy the license as you need, not necessary to have unlimited license of premium WordPress themes you’ve bought.
Update and Support
Update and support are very important in WordPress life. Your premium WordPress themes might outdated after few years and might loose some important feature of the premium themes that you’ve bought. Before buying the premium themes, think about the themes update that they will give in the future.
The support is also as important as the update. Theme creator will support to solve any problem related with the themes that has been bought. In some cases we can ask them to provide a small customization of the themes as our requirement. Most of Premium WordPress themes creator have 24/7 support team that can help solving any problem.
So, choose premium WordPress theme that has unlimited support and update with optimum price.
I have good experience on Mythemeshop when i purchased Schema and Ad-Sense. I asked them to conduct small modification on the theme. I though that it was impossible, but the support team help me to do that. In some cases they will ask your WordPress password and did some modification on the themes.
Talking about update and support, StudiPress overulled Mythemeshop. StudioPress give unlimited update and support. Meanwhile, Mythemeshop only give one year support and themes update.
Money Back Guarantee Period
Themes creator sometime give money back guarantee during 30 days period. They must have very good themes to give 30 days money back guarantee. The guarantee can be an absolute guarantee without any question ask or a guarantee that come with some notes. Sometime they can give the money back if there is any feature that being promised on the demo site that don’t work properly.
I have two experience buying premium WordPress themes from StudioPress and Mythemeshop. StudioPress is amazing, no question asked during the refund. I just sent an email to customer support saying that some feature of the theme doesn’t fit my needs.
The second one is with Mythemeshop. I bought full acces to the all premium themes and pluggin in Mythemeshop for $ 99. After trying some themes, I found that my interest is only to few themes from hundred themes available. The membership are also valid for one year. It means next year i will loose the update and theme support.
Finally i asked the refund from them and no question asked, they give my money back.
Don’t hesitate to try the themes first and ask for money back guarantee if the themes doesn’t fit as your expectation.
Choosing between StudioPress and Mythemeshop
It is difficult to choose between Mythemeshop and StudioPress. In the end it will be depends on what you need.
For me, i coose both of them. I’m happy with one time payment for unlimited license, support and update from StudioPress.
I’m happy also with Mythemeshop, especially right now there is an offering to get one theme from Mythemeshop with unlimited update and support.
This offering is only valid for this November during Cyber Monday Deal that will last until end of this month.
So what is my recommendation
If i have to choose premium themes from Mythemeshop, i will choose Cyprus. This is the newest WordPress themes in Mythemeshop.
It has quite different design compare other Mythemeshop themes. Normaly they looks similar to one other. The themes performance like speed, lightness, responsiveness are awesome. No question ask.
For StudioPress i will go with Genesis frame work and Digital Pro child themes. It light, clean, responsive.
Closing and conclusion
I guess thats all i can share about my experience in buying premium WordPress theme. I hope you enjoy it and get some insight about the Premium WordPress Theme that you want to buy.