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Shellbot says

Is it because wordpress is easier to manage the site and make changes, where as if you just got an html theme, you would have to know coding and html to make any changes?

That’s exactly it, it’s just a lot easier than learning HTML and CSS, and quicker and more convenient even for people who already know those things.

WP themes here are for self-hosted sites (.org) NOT .com

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Shellbot says

Unless a potential client comes to me with a specific request either way, I tend to just give them the options and let them decide.

I’d never use a theme, not tell the client, and charge them bespoke prices, but I’ve no problem saying something along the lines of “you might want to consider a theme modification to get a top quality site within your budget and timescale”. Plus smaller jobs are less stressful, and these things often turn into ongoing work.

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Shellbot says

Ok I’m not really sure what you need to know but just in case it helps…

If you buy a site theme, and you use it to show off a portfolio for example, then whenever you want to update the contents of that portfolio you need to upload the new images, open html files with some sort of editor, and manually change the code to show your new stuff. Same with changes to regular text pages and everything else on your site, it all has to be changed in the code.

If you’re using WordPress for this, you’ll just log into the admin panel and use the easy interface to change everything without touching any code.

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Shellbot says

Basically, site templates are easier to create and less popular sellers.

Creating WordPress themes requires a good knowledge of PHP and of course WordPress itself. Because they have a CMS behind them, they can do a lot more fancy things and end users can update the content much more easily so they’re more popular with people who don’t know/don’t want to have to use HTML/CSS to edit the content.

There might be other reasons too, but off the top of my head that’s pretty much the gist.

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Shellbot says

Aliens! Admittedly the slightly more boring, already extinct, tiny kind of aliens with no good party tricks, but that would still be amazing. My money is on aliens.

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Shellbot says

It’s possible they are literally web DESIGNERS , and don’t usually need to know the development side (I know HTML etc aren’t really complicated but just playing devil’s advocate here, definition of “designer” seems to vary quite a bit), and they’ve just bought a theme to use on their own site since they don’t know anything about developing one themselves.

More likely they’re just being cheeky, of course.

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Shellbot says

So close to a new badge! Next year…

Congrats on the win :)

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Shellbot says

Currently saving up money to study maths. Because maths (statistics especially) is awesome, not because it actually has any relevance to my career :p

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Shellbot says

Then how a programer who is not good with designing a template can make a WP theme and that themeforest accepts?

You could work with a designer as a team :)

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Shellbot says

It’s hard to do gaming themes for clans then, that’s just the layout they all want. Sucks themeforest doesnt’ see it that way.

Like I said in your other thread this isn’t about the layout, it’s about the design style. I do hope you try giving it a more modern whirl because I’d love to see some more gaming themes on here myself :)

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