I made the move from Blogger to WordPress about 18 months ago.
I had read so much about the superiority of WordPress I decided to take the leap. And it was a big leap! The first few months I was quite homesick for good old Blogger. But once I got used to the WordPress interface and discovered the great Yoast plugin I started to like WordPress better.
Templates and themes are waaaay easier in Blogger!
However there is one thing I still like waaaay better in Blogger, and that’s the way you can choose and install a new theme/template. Whenever I see a pretty theme in Blogger, and I install it, my blog looks just like the pretty theme! Blogger templates adhere to the rule: What You See Is What You Get.
But not so with WordPress!
And you never hear or read anything about this.
WordPress themes: What You See Is NOT What You Get!
When you buy yourself a pretty WordPress theme, your blog will NOT look like the pretty theme you bought. You have to do all kinds of stuff first. Stuff I usually can not do. Take the header for example. In Blogger your blog title will automatically have the pretty font of the pretty template. But in WordPress you have to create the header yourself!
Take for example the Modern Blogger Theme. Doesn’t it look pretty? But you won’t get the pretty fonts, in the beautiful colors. You’ll have to create those yourself. All yóú get is that grey header image. Which you’ll then have to upload or use Photoshop to adjust.
I’m sad to say I’ve spend quite a bit of money on themes I could not get to look like ’the picture on the box.’
Here’s today’s lesson: be careful when you buy a WordPress theme
So I just wanted to put it out there. This thing no one tells you about WordPress.
What You See Is Not What You Get when you buy a WordPress theme. Sure there are tutorials, but they can be quite complicated. So be careful when you spend your money.
Is there anybody else who has had the same difficulties with WordPress themes? Or am I really that big a Noob?