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20 most popular and efficient WordPress plugins

A WordPress plugin is the perfect solution to extent the powers of this impressive content management system. If a theme is usually “responsible” for the design of the website, then a plugin is “responsible” for making it more suitable for various purposes or to cover some in the red aspects. By using various plugins, a WordPress powered website may be used for blogging (as it was the initial purpose of it) but also for ecommerce or business solutions. Practically, a WordPress based website may be used for any type of project by using the proper plugins and themes.
The developers created tons of plugins; some of them top quality while others mediocre. We, the incumbents, should be grateful to them and respect their work. Altogether, the best plugins creators deserve to be praised and their works showcased to the users. As a result, we present here 20 very popular WordPress plugins. All of them are very useful and efficient; therefore use them to enhance your website!

Ubermenu

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Ubermenu is the perfect solution for complex websites. It’s recommended to use it when the navigational menu contains many options. By using it, the many sections of the menu are beautifully displayed and the overall navigation is much improved. In addition, the plugin is light weight, extremely customisable and fully responsive- pretty convincing, isn’t it?

Royal Slider

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Nowadays is mandatory to prepare the websites for mobile users and a good method of making the navigation a real pleasure is the use of a good image slider. Royal Slider is a very good solution for sliding images because it’s created for swipe navigation – an “exclusive” possibility of the handheld devices’ users. Also, this plugin is SEO optimised, may work with videos and the user has four different skins to select from.

Slider Pro

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Unless you aren’t content with the previous plugin, then this one surely will captivate your attention. Slider Pro is very customisable- more than 150 customisation options and 15 slide skins, fully responsive and the slides may be shuffled. I think that it’s a must have plugin, isn’t it?

Responsive web pricing tables

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By using this plugin, the user has the possibility of adding into his website some amazing pricing tables. The features of this plugin are really impressive: unlimited rows and columns, responsive design, two styles and the creators offer a very good and detailed support.

Media Grid

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No matter the high quality of the items exposed into a portfolio, unless it’s well-rendered for any type of visitor, it won’t bring many advantages to the owner. Media grid is a cool plugin: it helps the user to tailor the layout of a website according to his needs. Practically, it’s a responsive grid builder. If you have a portfolio, then this plugin is a must have one!

Facebook Likebox Slider

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It’s crystal clear for any website owner that neglecting the social media presence, it’s wasted a great source of traffic. This plugin is very fast and easy configurable and it allows adding social media buttons into a website. Much more, the type and the number of social networks included are customisable; the same, the position and the size of the buttons may be tailored to the user needs.

Foobar

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It is another very powerful plugin; Foobar is a WordPress plugin that gives special powers to the user that is enabled to add stunning notifications bars. The latest tweets, RSS feeds or social media may be added into the notification bar, therefore it’s attractive for every blogger.

uSquare

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uSquare is a great plugin that will transform any website into a very original and modern one. This plugin is very useful for blog posts,staff or products presentations. It’s very intuitive, the effects are very interesting (I strongly recommend enjoying the preview) and of course, it’s responsive and customisable.

Eventon

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If you need to provide clear temporal checkpoints (events, meetings, festivities) then Eventon is the best solution for it. A common calendar is boring while this plugin is making the calendar of events extremely attractive. The default design of the plugin is very nice. Anyway, the user may have different tastes, but there is no problem because everything is very customisable.

Hide My WP

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We all know that the Internet is full of hackers, but very few people have taken any actions against them. The common mentality that it can’t happen to me is wrong! This plugin is very cheap, but its effects are very important. The most important is that hacking your website is almost impossible!

Booking System Pro

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This WordPress plugin is one of the most complex ones. By installing this, you have a wonderfully booking system. It comes into four versions (default, with hours intervals enabled, with morning checkout and with hours enabled). The documentation of this plugin is very detailed, so you have all the reasons to take into consideration this plugin.

Sidebar and Widget Manager

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As the name itself is self-describing, Sidebar and Widget Manager helps the user to customize the sidebar and the widget area more efficiently. In fact, this WordPress plugin gives to the user the unlimited power to modify the widget area and the sidebar according to the needs. Besides that, it’s responsive and no coding is required.

Live Chat Plugin

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Nowadays, the customer support is very important and it may make the difference between a good online store and a highly profitable one. Still, getting in touch with the clients shouldn’t be obtrusive. This WordPress plugin is the ideal approach: it’s visible no matter the webpages accessed, but at the same time is very discreet. I consider it a common, but efficient plugin that should be installed on the majority of the WordPress powered websites.

Security Ninja

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Nowadays, the customer support is very important and it may make the difference between a good online store and a highly profitable one. Still, getting in touch with the clients shouldn’t be obtrusive. This WordPress plugin is the ideal approach: it’s visible no matter the webpages accessed, but at the same time is very discreet. I consider it a common, but efficient plugin that should be installed on the majority of the WordPress websites.

Flip Book

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Many Internet users are still madly in love with the format of a book. They shouldn’t be neglected and this plugin is a great tool to help them. By using this amazing WordPress plugin you may add a “digital book” into the website. The design is impressive and of course, it’s responsive!

Ubermenu Flat Skin Pack

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Ubermenu is another plugin that will impress the users. In fact, once installed, the user has the possibility of customizing the menu as he/she wish, especially from the chromatic view point.

Vision

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I think that Vision is a dangerous plugin: it may create addictiveness. The purpose of it is to give the user a large pallet of shortcodes to add into the website. Well, there are so many shortcodes and options that a talented user may radically change a website. If you want to merely adjust your website layout, then Vision should be on your acquisition list.

Hotspot Map

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Hotspot is a plugin that makes the difference between good and awesome. This WordPress plugin lets the user to add hotspots to various images and the effects are very cool. I consider that is way better to test yourself by using the simulator. It’s simple and effective, therefore is recommended to pay closer attention to it.

Modern Admin

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I guess that I am not the only one that must admin a website and sometimes (I am not in the mood for/. This WordPress plugin won’t do the job for you, but at least it will stimulate you to handle the website. It turns the dashboard into a nicer one and maybe in this way, you will spend more by improving the website.

Uber Audio

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Everyone is listening to music and of course, there are design projects that need a good audio player. If you are working for such a website, or you want to modernize your „old audio player”, then Uber Audio is for you. The design is very modern, there can be played an unlimited number of melodies, the playlists may be easily customised and it is cross-browser compatible. It sounds pretty interesting, isn’t it?
I hope that from these wonderful and useful WordPress plugins you will find one that may enhance your website. Also, it will be great to share with us your favourite plugin, we will post sooner another post showcasing the preferences of the readers regarding the plugins.

25 black and white Word Press themes

Nowadays, we benefit from HD images, very performant photo and video cameras, huge and accurate displays but many of us are still appreciating the “old” black and white photos. Which is the “power” of these images that apparently have nothing to do with the latest technologies? The photographers exposed many ideas, but quite probable, the most important factor is the possibility of highlighting the concept. While a “normal” photo may impress due to the color combinations, a black and white format emphasizes the concept lacking any color. The majority of logo designers prefer to draw the logos in black and white format (using paper and a pen) just to better highlight the concept and not the graphical representation.
The Word Press developers couldn’t ignore this aspect and they created black and white themes and some of these are really masterpieces. Black and white themes may be considered as a special category because these are suitable for a small pallet of destinations. In the same time, these are very effective and due to their uniqueness, instantly attract the eyes of the viewers. In conclusion, a good looking black and white theme allows the owner to stay apart.
If you are still unconvinced about the special beauty of black and white Word Press themes, then the next 25 examples are the best evidences and undoubtedly, everyone will be impressed by these!

1.Infocus

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2.Striking

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3.Core

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4.Maya shop

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5.Alyeska

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6.Yin-yang

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7.Super Skeleton

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8.Good space

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9.Music pro

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10.Mobilize

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11.Classic theme

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12.The Agency

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13.Folio Flip

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14.Blank

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15.Viewpoint

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16.EStore

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17.Photo Nexus

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18.Engo

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19.Spacing

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20.Timeless

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21.Minimum

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22.RT-Theme 11

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23.Architecture

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24.Rite

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25.Novica

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25 brilliant single page WordPress themes

WordPress themes creators are some of the most prolific designers and due to their ceaseless endeavors we have tons of new themes. The economy specialists state that every time when the offer is generous, the client (in our case, the user) is on the inside track. This idea is in accordance with the common sense, so it’s nothing special. Altogether, the actual context proves us that the abundance of the WordPress themes isn’t 100% a positive fact. Firstly, the individual needing a WordPress theme has so many opportunities that he can’t objectively judge and identify the best solution. Yeah, it sounds crazy but I strongly recommend searching for a theme and clocking how much time it took until you made the final decision. Secondly, the Internet is full of WordPress based websites and the competition is very harsh in order to attract visitors. It’s useless to say that traffic is the one that determines who is profitable and who is bankrupt.
Therefore, how to stay apart and get traffic when the Internet is superabundant with so many websites? Fortunately, there are solutions and a very good one is constituted by single page websites. These kinds of websites constitute a relatively new trend amongst developers and the users are felt in love with these.  Check the next themes to make a better idea about single page WordPress themes and maybe you will use one in your future projects. Do you like these kinds of websites? Please let us know by using the comment form, we are waiting for your contributions!

1.Scrn

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2.Shape shifter

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3.907

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4.Tharsis

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5.Proxy

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6.Creative

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7.Parallaxr

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8.Super Agency

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9.Bluri

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10.Dry

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11.Spark

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12.Smartify

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13.Simple key

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14.Onen

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15.Atolo

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16.One pager

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17.Metrofy

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18.Detroit

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19.Chamfer

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20.Hybrid

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21.Bravo

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22.Elevetis

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23.Rythm

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24.Impuls

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25.Weald

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30 amazing WordPress themes released in August

WordPress started as a simple and efficient content management system and nowadays it is the core of a real industry. We have practical unlimited modalities of enhancing a WordPress based website. Much more, people having some knowledge in web developing field can realize these customizations. In many previous cases, people very quickly became bored with various web related entities (i.e., Hi5, MySpace) but in the case of WordPress, they are intensively using this platform. This situation determined an entire army of designers and developers to create new and new themes and plug-ins to enhance the online presences based on WordPress. It’s wonderful to have so many opportunities, but there are still some downsides.
We noticed that lots of people spend much time searching for the best WordPress themes. Unfortunately, time is a very limited resource and people buy themes making superficial judgments. The good news is that we prepared a surprise for our readers: from now on, we will monthly showcase the best themes released in the previous month. It is a very difficult task; there are many sources of themes and so many interesting ones. On the other hand, it’s a real pleasure to admire the works of WordPress theme creators. We hope that this selection was objective and really helpful for people interested in buying a new quality theme. Of course, we are humans and perhaps we missed a cool theme…please let us know the address of it and we gladly will complete the post with your suggested theme. Enjoy the themes below and don’t forget to share with us which your favorite is!

1.Sahifa

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2.Enfold

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3.Core

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4.Kallyas

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5.Avada

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6.Dynamix

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7.Open house & car dealership

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8.Modernize

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9.Gonzo

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10.Invictus

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11.Unite

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12.Rockwell

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13.Pekaboo

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14.RT theme 17

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15.Super Skeleton

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16.Start Up

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17.Smart interactive

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18.Valeta

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19.Thunder

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20.Tuned Balloon

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21.Anchor INN

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22.Avion

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23.Safarica

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24.Maestro

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25.Cosily

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26.Eldar

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27.Spirit

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28.Capture

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29.Prisma

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30.I love rockband

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The complete guide of creating a selling WordPress theme

WordPress is just ten years old but it seems to be one of them most important entities of the Internet. There are so many websites based on this content management system (CMS) and so many themes available that the Internet may be considered as the realm of WordPress. The fascinating aspect is that its success seems it’s not reached its peak as long as the number of websites based on CMS is daily growing. The specialists tried to explain the success of the CMS and they identified lots of factors but the most important was the simplicity of using it. Someone said that everyone that is able to work with Microsoft Office Word will be able to handle a WordPress website…personally, I really believe in this statement.
In this context, it’s normal for any designer or developer to ask himself if it’s profitable to sell a WordPress theme. Unfortunately, by reading this post you won’t obtain a clear answer –“yeah, go for it” or “nope, it’s not for you”. The single clear statement is that yes, there are too many WordPress themes available, but definitely, there are way too few high quality ones. In conclusion, instead of wasting time to ask yourself if it’s good or not to create a WordPress theme, it’s better to create a really impressive theme and start making money by selling it.
Important: Many designers prefer to create only custom WordPress themes that are used by a single client. In this post we will not treat this aspect, we will debate only the matter of themes available for multiple sells.  In order to help you, here is a small, but complete guide to create selling WordPress themes. Obviously, it may be completed with the opinions or past experiences of the readers; we are waiting for your contributions, therefore use the comment form!

1. Decide the type of the theme

Before making the first scratch of a layout, it’s recommended to establish very clearly the type of the theme. In fact, there are two major solutions:

– a theme that may be suitable for multiple purposes. It’s characterized by general items, it has nothing very particular. The advantage of these themes is constituted by the large amount of potential buyers.
– a particularized theme that has a very clear destination, i.e. a layout for church or kindergarten website. These themes have less potential buyers, but the interested ones are better transformed into effective buyers.
It is up to the designer to select which solution work the best for him, clearly none of the above solutions is wrong or good. Anyway, it’s a good idea to follow a path from the beginning, else changing the concept in the middle of the design phase may represent a very bad decision.

2. A good design remains capital (yeah, it’s a deprecated piece of advice)

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I was in doubt about adding or not this tip into the article. I think that no blogger or designer will ever say that the design isn’t important. It’s such a common advice that will bore the readers. Altogether, an impressive number of themes are modest and the design simply has nothing to attract the eyes of the viewers. To conclude, any designer should think twice when creating the design of the layout. It should be original to attract people, but in the same time it should be accessible and usable. The design of a layout requires a lot of time and resources, but this by no means (time and resources) is mandatory to create a product that will be appreciated and bought.

3. A good design attracts clients, a good code maintains them loyal

A good design attracts clients, but selling more themes requires a complete strategy. The main idea is to create a loyal base of clients and definitely it is the basis of a long-term profitable affair. The first step in gaining the loyalty of the clients is to offer them very good products. As long as the design is a subjective matter and it may happen that a good looking theme will not be liked by some people, a clean and correct code is an objective thing. Even if the code is a more discrete presence, it doesn’t mean that coding may be ignored. There is nothing to add: pay close attention to the coding, any mistake affects the rating of the theme and implicitly, it will negatively affect the number of sales.

4. Give options to the users, but don’t let them recreate the theme

Another feature of WordPress that is much appreciated by users is the customization ability. It means that also the themes must be easily customizable and a successful one should have many options to personalize. Many WordPress developers are going too far and add too many options to custom and this situation confuse the clients. There is no recipe to determine which options are necessary and which ones are useless- it’s only the experience of the designer/developer.

5. Customer support is important no matter how high quality is a theme

I bet that even if a theme respects the laws of beautiful design and it’s impeccably coded, at least a client will need support for the respective theme. Customer support seems as an additional activity for WordPress theme creators, but the reality proved that it is very important. On short term perspective, not offering replies to the clients’ demands may not affect the sales, but on medium and long term perspective it is “the perfect solution” to failure.

6. Marketing is as important as coding and design

A common mistake of people selling WordPress themes is the lack of interest regarding the marketing of the theme. As I previously mentioned, the Internet is full of themes and it’s extremely difficult to make some buzz around a new one. The WordPress themes market is characterized by a paradoxical situation: it is full of themes, but very few are really qualitative and people are somehow prudent about a new theme. If the creator doesn’t care about the future of his work, by sure other people won’t either. The conclusion: marketing is a must. Willing or not, creating a selling WordPress theme supposes the next phases: designing, coding and marketing!
In the end, I hope that everyone interested in selling WordPress themes got some useful advices. Once again, I must warn that creating WordPress themes is a taught job, but the rewards are pretty motivating. What do you think, would you start creating and selling WordPress themes?