Themes Kingdom has officially been in business for over seven years. That’s a long time! During that period, we have created over 70 premium WordPress themes, with almost 50 being “out of stock”. However, there are still some customers that use these our old themes. Well, it’s time to change that.

What’s the Problem with the Outdated Themes?

Design-wise nothing, really. Code-wise, the fact that they are built using the old version of PHP.

What does this all mean?

Let’s start from the beginning.

In case you didn’t know, PHP, the backbone of WordPress, is an open-source programming language (just like the WordPress platform itself is) and one of the most popular languages for web development.

Since PHP is the main programming WordPress runs on, it’s crucial to keep it updated. By having a site that runs on the updated PHP version, you are making sure that the website has the best performance possible. As WordPress.org states, upgrading PHP can increase site’s performance three times or more. Additionally, having the latest version of PHP also means that you have the latest security features.

Now, you, as a user, are not going to do the upgrade by yourself. No 一 that’s where the hosting providers step in. But, it’s not all that simple.

Upgrading PHP has a few downsides.

First of all, the main issue with hosting providers is that entire versions of PHP are no longer supported. However, that doesn’t mean that you can quickly switch to a newer version. Hell no! Because the newer PHP versions use some of the objects differently than the previous ones, changing a part of a code in a theme can result in warnings and errors. For you, as a user, it means that your site could completely break.

Second, not all plugins and themes you use are going to be compatible with the latest version of PHP. As we mentioned before, if there is any issue regarding theme and code compatibility, it can completely break your site.

After reading all of this, you might be wondering why we don’t just put effort into upgrading PHP versions of our themes. Well, there are a few reasons for that:

  • it would take a lot of time to do, and there is no guarantee that the plugins you use are going to be compatible with the newest PHP version,
  • you would get a theme with an outdated design which is improved only code-wise, and
  • it would keep us away from making new themes.

On top of all these reasons, Themes Kingdom team is always trying to create high-quality themes that are aligned with WordPress standards, especially when it comes to site speed and security. Improving our old themes would, undoubtedly, be a step back from following these standards.

Is There a Solution for This Problem?

Of course, there is 一 if you are using an older theme, you should switch to a new one. 🙂

Barney Meme for Switching to a New WordPress Theme

All you need to do is browse through all the WordPress themes on Themes Kingdom website and pick the one(s) you like the best. We have a variety of themes for any entrepreneur-to-be 一 blogger, e-commerce master, an individual artist who wants to show off his/her work, restaurant chef, event planner, etc.

New Theme, 30% off

For all of you who are still using outdated themes, we have a one-time offer!

If you want to switch to a new one, all you need to do is choose the theme you would like to purchase and use the discount code “tkoldgold24”. We got you the fantastic 30% off! Just keep in mind you can use the code only once.

Which theme are you going to choose?

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