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    Just starting a site for my business. One of those 50 pages small business sites. Nothing special. No special effects. Priorities are easy navigation, fast load, easy to understand descriptions, etc.

    As I see it, I have two choices.
    1.To go with one of the Automattic themes, like 20-20. It lucks even basic choices, like fonts, but will be compatible with Gutenberg and bugs free for years to come.
    2. Get one of the popular themes with more features, pro version if exists. But what if the developer decides to quit? Is it easy to switch to another theme? This is my biggest fear.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    P.S. What theme would you go with?

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  • Just so you know, Twenty Twenty is not from Automattic, as all the bundled themes are not.
    There are literally thousands of themes, so no one here can tell you which to use.
    These in the repository are supposed to meet requirements that prevent theme lock-in, meaning that you should be able to switch themes at any time with little hassle. The Customizer preview is there to show you how it will look with the new theme and you can set options before making the theme live on your site.

    However, not all themes out there (most Pro themes) will follow this standard, and it is often the case that a Pro theme will make it more difficult for the user to switch away to another theme.
    Some things that a theme should not have:
    – custom post types (testimonials, team, portfolio, etc.)
    – options for entering content, including home page (call to action, sliders, contact info)
    – options for SEO, sharing, image processing

    Theme functionality should be limited, so you can easily switch themes. Plugins can handle the other functionality, and since they are independent, you can switch plugins at any time also.

    i was about to ask the same concern! thank goodness i found this 🙂

    Joy, thank you very much for the eye opener.


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