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Is it just that the free themes are unable to compare to paid ones? (9 posts)

  1. josephmgabriel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been messing with wordpress for well over a month, and have tried upwards of 20 themes (all from this site, all were popular themes, like i've tried most of Automattic's lineup)

    Here's the thing, how do I get teh options for all of this stuff:
    http://www.si03.com/reg_index.htm

    Are they using something besides wordpress? Do I need to use a paid theme for real versatility like that? Or is that entirely teh result of them having custom code/php/html/whatever made for their site?

    Paid themes are expensive and, given the differences between the free ones, I cannot get myself to just start buying paid themes to compare them to each other..
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    how do I get teh options for all of this stuff

    That's not a WordPress website at all, but which options are you looking for?

    http://isitwp.com
    http://whatwpthemeisthat.com

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I get teh options for all of this stuff:

    All of what stuff. Do please try to be specific. The site you are using as a reference is not a WordPress site.

  4. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Or is that entirely teh result of them having custom code/php/html/whatever made for their site?

    I would guess all of that can be done in WordPress with the right plugins and a lot of coding within the right theme, but it would likely take a professional Developer to do that.

  5. Jose Castaneda
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The site that you linked is using Flash when being viewed on a desktop but not on mobile. If you are looking for something like the desktop version I would suggest looking up CSS3/jQuery animation.

    As far as the topic you chose 'paid vs free' that is all a personal thing. We could argue that back and forth all day long but I'll leave it at this: when you have access to code it makes things easier to get many people to help as apposed to a select few.

  6. josephmgabriel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My apologies for being so unclear! I wasn't even looking to mimic that site, per se, I just realized how utterly incapable I woudl be of approaching many aspects of that, using free themes (unless I was coding it myself)

    How does one begin to 'get into' the premium themes? For instance, if I go to:
    https://creativemarket.com/themes/wordpress/
    I don't feel 1/10 comfortable spending that kind of cash on two or three of those just to compare them to each other, but have no idea how else to make an informed decision here.. I don't mind putting in the time, I just cannot drop a couple hundred $ on themes to compare them to each other..

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Most commercial themes have a demo site and/or ask the developer - in many cases, we don't have any more information about commercial themes than you do.

    Or once you know a bit more about code, you can look at the code of the site and learn some from that.

  8. josephmgabriel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you very much for all the input, guys!!
    (while I've still got you all here ( ;) ), is/are there any 'best' free themes that're more functional than, say, 2012 or Paramet? Any particular free themes, or brands of free themes, that're known for being more customizable? Or, if I've played w/ 2012/2011/Automattic, I've got the idea of what free themeing has to offer?)

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

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