BlueJar on Buying a WordPress Theme

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If you get a chance, head on over to BlueJar and read a new post entitled How to Buy a WordPress Theme. It has some interesting points that shouldn’t be forgotten when looking into spending some bucks on a theme, particularly how to make sure you only purchase a great theme.

Probably the most valuable part of the post is his list of questions to ask the seller of the WordPress theme:

  • Header and footer been modified?
  • Individual posting area been modified?
  • Is the template widgetized? (basically if it is compatible with the new widget sidebar)
  • Are comments section customized?
  • Is it tested on Firefox, IE6, IE7, Opera 9, Other?
  • Does it come with original .PSD file?
  • Is the design 100% unique and only sold once?
  • Is it XHTML/CSS valid coding?

Great stuff. I can’t even think of anything to add.

I would suggest finding independent artists to create your WordPress theme. If you happen to be in the market for one right now, I would highly suggest a friend of mine who creates awesome blog designs: Cory Miller. We’ve talked about his work before, and he’s a great place to go if you’re interested in investing in some quality work.

Again, good work BlueJar.