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The Disadvantages of Free WordPress Themes
Finding a free WordPress theme seems like an awesome idea.
High-quality, professionally developed free themes are available from
trusted, reputable distributors, such as the
WordPress Theme Directory or
However, before you start googling for free themes, remember that many free
themes come from unreliable sources.
Be aware of these warnings:
- A high number of free themes are embedded with malicious code and
encrypted links to spammy websites or malware.
- Free themes are rarely updated with the frequency of WordPress
updates—if they are updated at all.
They also don't come with support should anything go wrong with the
- Free themes lack a lot of the features and customizability found in
- Free themes are often poorly coded, leaving them open to security
vulnerabilities and making them more difficult to localize.
Poor coding also slows down loading and performance, decreasing search
If you decide to use a free WordPress theme, remember the best
free themes are downloaded thousands of times.
It might be more beneficial for your business to buy a premium theme to
help make your website stand out.