WordPress is by far the most popular content management system – known as a CMS – worldwide. It powers millions of websites, and your web developers may use it to build yours.
A fresh installation of WordPress gives developers access to thousands of premade themes to choose from – including both free and premium options.
At some point, you will need to consider:
- Should I use a premade WordPress theme?
- Should I invest in a custom WordPress theme?
In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of both options.
Premade WordPress Themes
To begin, a premade WordPress theme will cost you less money. Your web developers will also be able to start putting together your website faster. On the other hand, some WordPress themes were coded by amateur developers, which can result in coding flaws. This not only jeopardizes the functionality of your website, but can lead to potential security threats as well. Further, since anyone has access to a premade theme, you risk ending up with a design that looks similar to a competitor. A premade WordPress theme might be a good choice for a small business, or one that is not competing in any sort of technological space.
Custom WordPress Themes
Choosing to invest in developing a custom WordPress theme will naturally be more expensive. It will also take longer to complete your web design job; however, it will also give you a website unique to your business with better security. You may also have your web developers include additional functionality not found in premade WordPress themes.
Premade vs. Custom
If you have the budget and can afford to allow an extra few days of development, a custom WordPress theme for your website is the best way to go. No matter which option you are considering, the talented team of Web Development Services can facilitate the entire development process for you – from conceptualization to finished product.