There are so many options when it comes to choosing how to build a website. All things considered, this method is the cheapest and quickest way to get up and running. Also since I have chosen this method to build my own client sites, you’ll be able to follow along as I go through the Studiopress themes and customize them to sell products and services for different businesses.
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Follow my current tutorial series for customizing my two favorite themes from Studiopress, News Pro (this website) & Education Pro (for Broadview Ave website).
The WordPress platform is free and I have used it for years. It’s the largest content management system available so you can count on it being updated in the future, as well support from a large community of users.
Free themes are available, but you’ll spend more time trying to get them to look how you want and likely they will lack quality updates. Remember, software that makes money gets updated. Things change and updates are part of the game. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve reported a bug or even left it alone and let the next update solve my problems.
I used to buy a $50 – $100 dollar theme from Themeforest, a popular template marketplace online, but under that model you only get a license to use the theme on one website. With Studiopress you will be able to use the theme as many times you want for the rest of your life.