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Themes and Plugins

The power of WordPress is in the community and the ability to extend WordPress through the use of themes and plugins.  (*note that plugins can only be used in WordPress.org sites, not WordPress.com)  In no means is this meant to be a complete listing of all themes and plugins, but it will give you a starting point from some of the largest premium WordPress services.

 

Themes

DIYThemes — Home to the Thesis framework, DIYThemes provides theme options starting at $87.

Elegant Themes — A premium theme shop that sells individual yearly memberships for $39 per year. Developers can purchase a developers membership for slightly more.

WooThemes — Woo Themes is one of the largest theme shops.  They sell theme packages starting at $70.  In addition, they have plugins that are designed to work specifically with their themes.  Their most recent addition to the WordPress space includes WooCommerce, ecommerce plugins for WordPress.

StudioPress — StudioPress is the author of Genesis (one of the most commonly used frameworks for WordPress).  Pricing for Genesis Framework and one child theme start at $79.95.

 

Plugins

WordPress.org — One of the best places for plugins comes from the WordPress repository.  You can access the repository by going straight to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ or you can also access it from within the WordPress dashboard.

“Gravity Forms” by rocketgenius — There are many great premium plugins out there, but Gravity Forms is one of my favorites.  This paid plugin allows you to customize and extend online forms on a site.  Check them out.  They are very user friendly and can be customized. They are widely regarded as one of the best plugins in the WordPress community.

Backup Buddy — This premium plugin is a must have for backing up your WordPress website.  Pricing starts at $75.   This is money well spent for peace of mind.

*Please note for the purpose of transparency, some of these links are affiliate links, however, I am only an affiliate for services that I stand behind 100% and use for my own site.

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