Although you can access thousands of free WordPress themes directly through, those free templates are free for a reason.

Many of the designs are dated and clunky. That’s understandable when you think about it. If you’re a web designer trying to earn a living off your web designs, why would you give away your best designs? You wouldn’t. Instead, you would give away your older designs, the ones that don’t generate any more interest or income for you.

Even if you find a nifty design you like, you soon discover that most don’t have the functionality and customization you need — if you want to go beyond a standard blog-looking site. One way to get past that problem is to hire a developer to customize your WordPress site. But how much will that set you back.

Heavy WordPress users have a better way. They sign up for theme collectives or clubs that provide unlimited access to advanced WordPress themes with modern designs and true usability. And one of the best is

When you join, you get access to all of their WordPress themes. So if you have multiple sites, you’ll soon be able to install high-end templates on all of them — for an unbelievably low price of $39.

As an Elegant member, you not only get to use their top-shelf WordPress templates, you also have access to their support team.

Now compare this to the cost of hiring a designer to make comparable themes for your site. You can expect to reasonably spend thousands of dollars. Plus, you would have to wait weeks or months to get your final site developed. Trust me, I know from personal experience. I’m not saying those designers are worth it. But if you’re just starting out or operating on a tight budget, why wouldn’t you just invest $39 instead to get immediate access to turnkey WordPress themes you can have up and running in just a few minutes.

If you’re using WordPress for a business or organization site — and need to take your site to the next level — it’s time to try today.