Category Archives: themes

Modifying A WordPress Theme-Part 1

themesThere are thousands of professional WordPress themes available to choose from but even with all that choice you often find that you would like to make minor changes to your chosen theme.

Fortunately armed with a little understanding of php,css  and WordPress templates you can easily make minor changes to get the theme looking exactly as you want it. Continue reading

WordPress Themes vs Plugins

Generally when we think of a WordPress theme we think about the look and feel of the website, and when we think of plugins we think of additional functionality.

For example if you wanted to add a contact form to your site you wouldn’t change the theme you would install a contact form plugin.

However there are Themes available that not only change the look and feel of the website they also add additional functionality.

For example. Lets say you wanted to create an auction website then you have two options.

You could add an auction plugin to your existing wordpress theme (e.g. WordPress Auctions Plugin) or you could install an auction theme like the WordPress Auction Theme. See Sitemile website.

Which is the best option?

Well if the site is a general site and the auction is a part of it then the plugin will do. If the site is going to be a dedicated auction site then the theme would be best.

There are many theme designers creating themes based on a particular function like directory site, classified ads, shops/ecommerce etc.

Most tend to be premium themes, but the cost of the themes is trivial when compared to what it would cost you to develop that kind of functionality yourself.