Is is necessary to make a child theme for wordpress when using a template from themeforest?

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suavedesign says

I purchased a template that I am using for wordpress. is it still necessary to make a child theme? If yes, why? Thanks.

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chrisakelley says

if youre going to make any modifications then yes. If you are using a theme as is then no.

The main reason why is if the parent theme makes a update your changes dont get wiped out

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Playnethemes says

if youre going to make any modifications then yes. If you are using a theme as is then no. The main reason why is if the parent theme makes a update your changes dont get wiped out

+1 Pretty much sums it up! :)

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