Thanks for your quick response
It is mentioned on the Brookside theme reviews regarding the bad coding. I really like this theme but the comment has put me off
Here is what they have written:
Totally crappy coding. The author claims that it supports WordPress 4.9.x, but it never works on it.
I newly installed WordPress 4.9.14 to start a new blog, and right after it, I installed Brookside. What I got was a fatal error. Nothing was displayed except a lot of error messages.
I sent four e-mail messages to the author asking for support. The author replied to the second message only. In this one and only reply the author provided a fix, but it was no fix. It just made the situation worse. WordPress rejected the author’s coding.
I am sure that this author never tested this theme on the various versions of WordPress that the author claims works with this theme. What kind of jerk sells a WordPress theme without testing it?
I cannot imagine how a theme does not work at all from the start. I believe that this author will continue to neglect to test this theme on various versions of WordPress.
So I decided to ask the author to refund my money, but so far the author has been continuing to ignore my request.
In view of this situation, I strongly recommend against buying anything from ArtstudioWorks. Just stay away from ArtstudioWorks.