I am hoping some of you can help me make a decision.
I browsed the free themes and have found my match in the Matala theme. I quite like it and am starting to figure out how to customize the wrapper to hopefully give it the look I want.
Today I read an article by a seasoned WP user and she mentions that free themes often do not stay compatible as WP upgrades and then your theme will return to the current standard and all your site customizations and extra html/css work will be gone, the only thing that'll survive is your content.
Of course I desperately want to avoid that. Do I need to purchase a theme? And if so, any tips on how that works?