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What do you think about using the same Theme for different clients?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Moneymaker13, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Moneymaker13

    Moneymaker13 Regular Member

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    What do you think if I buy a developers license for a theme then use it for different clients?

    Is that okay??
     
  2. KraftyKyle

    KraftyKyle Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes. The only thing wrong with that is paying for a theme :D
     
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  3. MitchHoward

    MitchHoward Junior Member

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    Though it's a good idea I would also recommend looking into the idea of finding 25-50 free themes and taking a screenshot, saving them to a flash drive, retake them in and get them printed on a gloss paper, put them in a binder or something. I even went to the extent to laminate them. This gives your client the opportunity to choose the theme you want and it's more cost effective.

    What I think you will find, is that some clients will not like the theme you purchase and want a different one.
     
  4. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    There is a forum in the downloads section dedicated to themes and templates, go get what you want there, why pay for something that is being shared here? :D
    If you ever face legal issues, then just switch the theme or pay the bucks you were willing to fork out.
     
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    OutsideGroove Junior Member

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    I really like themes that I can modify. The Suffsion theme works well for me for a lot of different clients. I just mix in some new colors, headers, plug ins and its a totally different look for each one.
     
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    As long as you can modify the theme enough to make it look a bit different I'd go ahead, but if I was a client paying for web design I would expect my site not to look exactly like every other site you've done.
     
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    probably cheaper to buy a standard license multiple times in the clients name (e.g. on themeforest)
     
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    If the clients do not notice that you are using same theme for each client with some changes, it can be done easily. The problem will arise when a client notices that his theme is just a changed one and such and such person has got the same theme.
    You can discuss it openly before going into the deal, honestly speaking
     
  9. Rougemont

    Rougemont Registered Member

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    I explain to my clients that I'm using a template so others may have sites that are pretty similar, but I also modify them a bit to make them look a little different.

    So yeah, I think that's fine.

    Side note: I've run into issues downloading "free" premium themes where you don't get the most up-to-date version or you can't access documentation. Places like ThemeForest only charge $35-40 for most themes, so it's worth it to me to actually buy the themes, especially since you get theme updates for free too. If you can't get enough to cover such a minimal cost from the client then they have absolutely no concept of the value of a website.