Premium WordPress theme markets

Free WordPress themes became a thing of stone age after Premium WordPress themes trend started booming in late 2008. Though there are lot of Premium WordPress themes making companies around, only a few like StudioPress, WooThemes, Thesis are making a mark. Not all designers can and want to build a proper business and community around their themes. So, I am wondering if theme markets will be the next trend. This can very well become like the mobile apps market.

Themeforest
Premium WordPress theme markets are where one can sell and buy WordPress themes from various designers. Themeforest is a well known marketplace. MojoThemes is a new entry.

Free WordPress themes became a thing of stone age after Premium WordPress themes trend started booming in late 2008.

Though there are lot of Premium WordPress themes making companies around, only a few like StudioPress, WooThemes, Thesis are making a mark. Not all designers can and want to build a proper business and community around their themes. So, I am wondering if theme markets will be the next trend. This can very well become like the mobile apps market.

StudioPress Marketplace

I have purchased few themes from Themeforest. The major attraction is a wide variety of designs at a reasonable rate for various needs. Some times, the famous theme design companies can bore you with their same scheme of layouts 🙂 In this regard, designers being able to sell child themes based upon popular GPL WordPress theme frameworks is an interesting outcome.

One disadvantage is that support, upgrades for a theme are not assured when there is no active community around it. Also, while the look may be good the functionality, ease of use, SEO goodness assured in the popular theme companies may be missing. Freelancers like me also can’t afford to pay for each theme. A club membership or selling GPL themes will help.

2 thoughts on “Premium WordPress theme markets”

  1. I believe wordpress is the most popular platform not only because of the easy to use features within but also because of the big number of quality themes available and also because of a huge number of people who constantly share different useful stuff related to wordpress.

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