WordPress themes are bad. There, I said it.
At first glance, themes seem like a simple way to get a website up and running quickly. But themes are the biggest indicator to your visitors and customers that your website (and your business) is just like everybody else’s. Your site has to be unique and professionally-designed if you want to stand out in today’s highly competitive digital marketplace. If you want to make an impact, ignore the temptation to cut corners by implementing a ready-made theme. Here’s why:
Sure, free themes might look shiny and easy to use – if you ignore these huge disadvantages. And if you have a website budget of no more than $100, then by all means, go get yourself a WordPress theme. But if you truly want a professional website for you or your business, invest in a theme that’s built and tailored to your exact needs.
At Torx, we simply do not use WordPress themes because we believe our clients deserve much better. If you’re interested in chatting with us about a custom-designed website for your unique business, give us a call at 804-577-8679 or fill out the form below to contact us.
About the author:
Partner, Director of Development
Christopher is the Director of Development and one of the partners at Torx. In addition to keeping Torx's Richmond office firing on all cylinders, he can often be found deep in the trenches, building custom content management systems and WordPress-powered websites. He still remembers how to write Basic computer programs on Apple IIs and Commodore 64s.