Do You Suggest Purchasing A WordPress Theme Instead Of Using A Predefined Theme Like?

In episode 317 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts (, one participant asked if the team recommends purchasing a WordPress them instead of using a predefined theme like Twenty Seventeen.

The exact question was:

If I m building a WordPress website from scratch, do you suggest that I purchase a theme or use one of the WordPress themes (example twenty seventeen). My reason for asking is that in your video on building silos, you made mention of using plugins that can customize the widget for posts etc. Would these plugins work on a theme I bought or is it better to use one of the standard wordpress themes to build my site?

If you’re an agency owner or consultant that wants to get more clients, grow your revenue and scale your team so that they can work less and earn more. If you want to learn more about this, go to

Start with the Battleplan – your “Art of War” Playbook that combines decades of distilled SEO Experience and Cutting Edge Practices:

Ready to start OR grow profitable local digital marketing agency? Join the Semantic Mastery MasterMIND:

Join the discussion live each week for FREE (or ask questions ahead of time):

And, if you want to get notifications of upcoming weekly SEO Q&A webinars “Hump Day Hangouts” sign up here:

Stay up to date with the latest videos and training by subscribing to the Semantic Mastery Channel:

More videos about SEO:

More videos about Lead Generation:

More videos about SEO Questions Answered on Hump Day:

Lastly, come join us in the Semantic Mastery Facebook group:

Matthew Brewin

Hey, name's Matt. I'm a blogger on, Certified Digital Marketer, and Partner at Internet Profits Ltd.