Premium WordPress themes have evolved to the point where they are viable options for projects. I recently had a client approach me with the need for a revamp of their website, but they had limited resources. I suggested that they use a premium theme from Themeforest to keep their costs down while still having a site that looks professional.
After looking though several themes we decided on the Karma theme by TrueThemes. For less than $40 dollars they were able to change the site from an outdated design; static, and hard to update; to a professional looking, current design, with the easy to use WordPress backend. My client was then able to focus their budget toward the other important aspects of the site’s revamp: better content organization, video presentation, online virtual seminars, etc.
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