Themes vs. Our Templates. What’s the Difference?

Before we start, a little disclaimer. In this article, we are discussing the difference between the website themes you might find on sites such as Envato or Themeforest and our particular website templates– not the WordPress templates used for page layout. So with that out of the way, here we go!

What’s the difference between our website templates and a website theme?

Here at Anchor Point Creative, we offer various website templates for clients who want a great looking site developed for minimal cost. These templates offer a starting point for your website, which can be altered as much or as little as you’d like.

So what about themes? Don’t they do the same thing? Well, yes and no. Themes also offer an easy, low-cost way to get your site up and running. But themes generally come with additional items, such as custom post types, additional CSS, additional scripts, headers, footers, sidebars, and required plugins that might not be suitable or needed for your site. This causes unnecessary bloat and can hurt page load times, ultimately ending with lower SEO scores, a higher bounce rate, and a lower-performing website in general.

Our templates don’t have any of that bloat. They are simply a nice looking layout with a starting point for colors, fonts, and images.

Now, that’s not to say that starting with a template means that you can’t have all of those custom post types, plugins, CSS, Javascript, etc. It just means that they’re only added if they’re needed.

When we develop your site, we build out a theme based on the style of the template you selected or the custom website design that we created for you. It’s tailored to the needs of your site and added to as those needs grow. This keeps your site in tip-top shape, and of course, allows it to look great while doing so.

If you need help designing your website, whether it’s starting with a template or creating something completely custom, drop us a line! It’s what we love to do.

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