19 Jun 09
23 Nov 11 8:07 pm
Really, if you want free themes, you either have to know a lot of coding, or you have to deal with what you get. Premium themes will cost a little money, but they are usually easier to customize.
Some things such as adding a sitemap, custom 404 pages, and custom menues can be done through plugins. you don't have to have them in the theme itself.
Really, when choosing a theme, free or premium, it depends on what you want. different themes will give you a different layout and design features. Honestly, the 2012 theme that comes as the default WP theme is one of the better free themes out there now as far as customization goes. but it does take some work to learn how to use it.
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