Does the popularity game really matter in the WordPress theme world?

When does it matter if a theme has lots of sales or downloads or followers?

If you’ve ever bought a WordPress theme, you’ve certainly wondered why to go with this one over that one. You try to compare apples to apples, you read some reviews and you do check out the numbers.

But what it really comes down to is: which theme has true fans?

Divi has an outrageous number of sites dedicated to building, fixing, improving, tweaking and just playing with it. I’m long beyond my days of tinkering under the WordPress hood or even bothering how to spell CSS or PHP, but it’s important to note that there are fans out there who back a theme. Here are just a handful without breaking a sweat:

  1. – Divi Layout Templates
  2. – Elegant Themes Divi showcase
  3. – Divi Themes and More Marketplace | WordPress and Plugins
  4. – Ultimate Divi Resource Collection | Divi Tutorials and More

Who are these people!? Sure, they’re certainly selling add-ons or services or consulting, but the fact that they’re all behind a single company, even a single theme, tells volumes about that theme.

So, does it matter if a theme you’re using for your site is popular?

Yeah, it does.


About the Author:

I've done the big corporate thing. I've done the creative writer thing. Now I'm happily in the middle. I like to help small businesses who are interested in "working their website before their website works them." I'm also interested in creating beautiful sites with powerful WordPress themes. Google+


  1. Jamie Rockers August 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I have run a beauty blog for the last 2 years but now I want to change my blog theme.
    Would you please recommend me a trustable platform where I can buy a theme and some useful plugins for my blog.
    Please reply me as soon as possible. :)

  2. Nishat Mahmud August 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Very well written article I must say. Thinking about writing one related to this on my website. Surely will keep this article as an idol first. Cheers

  3. Sharon Smith September 27, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Hi Bradley, I Love Divi Layout Templates!!! l downloaded the Free Divi theme 3.0 layout, but am unable to upload it to my WordPress dnt have the Divi menu on my WordPress as l can see that you first upload it there first, what should l to have the theme install. Great thanks for this helpful post!

  4. Active Social Plan September 3, 2018 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for writing a good article. Your can read more

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