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  1. BBWP
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi!

    On a free theme, does every paid plugin work like you would expect a free plugin to work on a free theme? Or do some plugins only work on certain themes? (like paid plugin X only works on free themes that support X) If so, where can i find this information?

    On a paid theme, does every free plugin work like you would expect a free plugin to work on a free theme? Or do some plugins only work on certain themes? (like free plugin Y only works on paid themes that support Y) If so,where can i find this information?

    On a paid theme, does every paid plugin work like you would expect a free plugin to work on a free theme? Or do some plugins only work on certain themes? (like paid plugin Z only works on paid themes that support Z) If so, where can i find this information?

    Thanks alot!

  2. Free and Paid plugins should word regardless of what themes they are used with. I think that the issue is that there are good and bad plugins and there are good and bad themes. Good themes tend to work with most plugins and good plugins work with most themes.

  3. BBWP
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Christine thanks alot for your response!

    Ive seen a paid theme, that only works properly if the corresponding plugin is installed. What can you tell me about those kind of themes/plugins? Good/bad?

    Also, there are like hundreds and hundreds of plugins. How can i find/know the ones that are the best?

    Also, it seems that most of the times the ones that are downloaded the most and rated highr are the ones with the best/meta names, is that a correct observation?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a good post about themes that might address some of your questions:

    http://www.chipbennett.net/2010/12/10/only-download-wordpress-themes-from-trusted-sources/

  5. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am quite confident in saying that any well and properly coded Plugin, whether free or commercial, will work just fine with any Theme you will find hosted in the official Theme directory - because directory-hosted Themes must pass a rigorous review process that verifies, among other things, that the Themes adhere to WordPress coding standards and best practices.

    Whether or not a free or commercial Plugin will work well with a given commercial Theme depends on how well that commercial Theme is coded. Some do an excellent job of adhering to WordPress coding standards and best practices; others do not.

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