Premium WordPress Themes
Posted on November 13, 2008 by admin
WordPress Premium Themes – are they worth it?
Premium WordPress Themes are starting to pop up all over the place. This means more choice for us (the consumer) but because of the large number of people offering Premium themes it is often hard to distinguish the good from the bad.
There have been a few changes recently though, one in particular is that Revolution has now gone open source, although you do have to pay for support. This is probably a smart on their part as more people will most likely try their themes out and realise they then need support. Hopefully this move will get rid of some of those people trying to make quick money by selling cheap and nasty generic themes which shouldn’t even be classified as Premium.
I’ve listed up a few of the best Premium themes that I’ve come across.
My favourite one at the moment is WP-VYBE.
No. of themes: 12
Pricing: $99 (single), $199 (multiple), $299 (developer). But there are cheaper themes from $49 up.
Type of themes: Magazine
Customization services: Possible through other developers.
Notes:Theme settings page in your WordPress control pane, 2-column or 3-column layouts, 10 different color options, Gravatar integration, Optional banner ad integration, Optional built-in post thumbnails, Optional logo/header image integration via control panel, Built-in drop-down navigation for sub-categories and sub-pages, widgetized sidebars and alot more….
No. of themes: 1 (but customization through admin panel is possible)
Pricing: $70 (1 site), $140 (5-site), $240 (developer’s pack)
Type of themes: online magazine, corporate, personal blog
Customization service: Nothing mentioned
Notes: Flexible theme admin panel, category colour assignment, auto-thumbnail old posts, banner and adsense management, show or hide headline spoilers, adsense friendly.
3) PRESS 75
No. of themes: 3
Pricing: $75 (single), $150 (mulit-site), $250 (developer’s license)
Type of theme: Video/TV themed
Customization service: None listed
Notes: Ability to post using videos from several sources including Blip, TV, Flickr, MetaCafe, MySpace, Veoh, Viddler, Vimeo and YouTube. You can separate the blog from the video and there is an embed code allowing others to embed videos on their site.
4) WOO THEMES
No. of themes: 10
Pricing: $70 (single) , $150 (multiple) for each theme
Type of themes: Business, CMS, Magazine/News, Personal blog, Portfolio
Customization services: none advertised.
Notes: Theme options backend, custom write panels (to make the addition of custom fields easier), same base backend for all themes.
No. of themes: 2
Pricing: $75 (singl), $249 (developer’s license)
Type of themes: News/Magazine
Customization services: None advertised
Notes: Google adsense, Widget, plugin ready, custom category search, author pages, 100% Valid XHTML/CSS, cross-browser tested.
6) MIMBO PRO
No. of themes: 1
Pricing: $99 (single), $199 (developer’s license)
Type of theme: Magazine
Customization services: none advertised
Notes: Built in contact form, automatic cropping and resizing of images, printer friendly rendering, custom templates for search results, date archives, sitemap, contact, author archives and category archives
No. of themes: 2
Pricing: $59 (single), $159 (multi), $259 (developer)
Type of theme: Magazine, News, WordPress showcase Customization services: Yes. Fill in your budget, colours to be used, example sites and message.
Notes: Built in FlickR support, video spot, Ajax tabs, custom 404 error page, Gravatar support, drop down menu
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