FAQs

Below are a number of frequently asked questions and some answers …. if you need more specific help or your question isn’t answer here, please contact iThemes directly.

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What is WordPress?
What is a Theme?
What is a Premium WordPress Theme?
What do I need to have in order to use a purchase theme?
What kind of support is offered with a purchased Theme?
How do I pick the right Theme?
How do I purchase a Theme?
Can these themes work on WordPress.com?
Do you have any tutorials for using WordPress?
Can I call you?
Are your themes compatible with plugins and widgets?
Can I resell your themes?
Can I remove the credits in the footer?
Are the stock photos featured in the theme demo/preview sites included in the purchase?
What software do you suggest for editing photos?
What if I have more specific questions about customizing or tweaking the themes?
What is your refund policy?

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free content management system. Simply put, it makes creating and maintaining websites super easy through an online interface. Once it’s installed on your domain and web hosting, all you need is a compute and internet connection to edit your website. And if you know how to use Microsoft Word, then you can operate WordPress. [Back to Top]

What is a Theme?

A Theme is simply a web template that runs in the WordPress content management system. [Back to Top]

What is a Premium WordPress Theme?

A Premium WordPress Theme is a high-quality, feature-rich, search engine optimized WordPress web template built for customers who want a polished design without having to pay thousands of dollars for a custom web design. For a fraction of the price of a custom design, you can save time, money and hassle of building your website from scratch using one of our pre-built Themes.

Check out the Premium WordPress Theme Guide here, or download a printable PDF version here.

What do I need to have in order to use a purchase theme?

iThemes makes website templates to be used in the free WordPress software platform. In short, in order to use one of our themes, you’ll need:

  • basic knowledge of WordPress and HTML (although we try hard to minimize the HTML part for you)
  • a domain name
  • web hosting (Linux platform)
  • the free WordPress software installed

Most popular web hosting companies offer a quick install of WordPress. However, if you don’t want to mess with installing WordPress on your hosting account, we offer an installation/optimization service.

Here are some of the web hosting companies we refer clients to:

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How do I pick the right Theme?

We’ve been asked this questions a number of times, so we created the iThemes Buyer’s Guide, it’s a printable comparison chart of all our current theme series. [Back to Top]

How do I purchase a Theme?

Click on the Purchase or Buy Now button, and you can pay through our secure online system via credit card or PayPal. Once payment is remitted, you’ll be sent a link to download your theme. [Back to Top]

What kind of support is offered with a purchased Theme?

iThemes has an active support forum with several moderators ready to help answer your questions. This is the first and best place to receive support assistance with the purchase of your theme. Premium support will include theme issues such as: bug fixes if any under normal operation, how to use basic theme features, basic WordPress help, and basic help with customization. In addition to the above, we also offer screencast tutorials to help explain the primary features in each theme. If you seek more help in the line of modifications to your theme, please check out our Add-On Services page. [Back to Top]

Can these themes work on WordPress.com?

No, our themes are designed to be used for the self-hosted version of WordPress. [Back to Top]

Do you have any tutorials for using WordPress?

Yes, we offer an extensive WordPress video tutorials section. We also offer our Quick Start Guide to Using WordPress ebook, which covers the basics tips and tutorials for using WordPress. [Back to Top]

Can I call you?

At the moment, we cannot offer phone call consulting. This also enables us to keep our prices low for you the customer. We do however answer email as fast as possible and offer our extensive support forum. [Back to Top]

Are your themes compatible with plugins and widgets?

We style and code our themes to be compatible with most standard plugins and widgets. But due to the sheer numbers of plugins and widgets available we cannot code for them all. Thus, some plugins and widgets may cause the theme to “break” in certain browsers. We make every attempt to prepare our themes for them, but cannot guarantee it will work in every situation. If you would like help integrating certain plugins with our themes, please consult our Add-On Services page. [Back to Top]

Can I resell your themes?

No, you may not resell any of our themes in any way, shape or form. However, our Multiple-Use packages allow you to remove the footer links and use the theme on multiple sites and for your clients. [Back to Top]

Can I remove the credits in the footer?

You may only remove the credits if you have purchased the Multiple-Use Package. [Back to Top]

Are the stock photos featured in the theme demo/preview sites included in the purchase?

No. Due to licensing agreements, we cannot include stock photos/images in our templates. However, for top-quality, royalty-free and affordable photos, check out iStockphoto and Fotolia. [Back to Top]

What software do you suggest for editing photos?

Two popular image-editing software products are GIMP (free) and Photoshop Elements (paid). [Back to Top]

What if I have more specific questions about customizing or tweaking the themes?

Our Support Forum is a great place to ask more specific questions related to theme customization. We also offer a number of custom add-on services. [Back to Top]

What is your refund policy?

Because of the nature of our themes — which are digitally delievered and non-tangible goods — we cannot offer refunds or chargebacks for purchases. Therefore, please read our FAQs carefully before purchasing your theme. And as always, you can email questions to us! [Back to Top]