There are lots of strategies to creating a WordPress website. And while you can stir up some strong passions talking one to another, they’ve all got their place. I found this blog post as I was cleaning out my Inbox and it has an excellent summary of the pros/cons of pre-designed themes, frameworks, and custom themes. The information looks solid to me and I think you’ll find it easy to understand.
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