WordPress themes – where do I start?

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Millions of websites now use WordPress. Why? Because it is easy to use, easy to set up and easy to customize. One of the main things that you need to download/ buy is a theme for your site. As you can see from geekbraindump.com, the default theme isn’t particularly appetizing, but does an OK job I guess when it comes to a magazine – style site.

For any professional site,you just can’t settle for anything less than the best. This might sound a little bit too optimistic for you, but when it comes down to it, there are so many brilliant, different themes out there to choose from, there will be a theme that suits you perfectly. For example, if you want to do an online magazine-type thing, your site will look terrible with a portfolio theme, and vice-versa.

The first step to finding a suitable WordPress theme is to go to a trusted site like themeforest.net, and scroll through their different WordPress categories (e.g. eCommerce, Magazine, Wedding) and browse the different themes there, look at the live demos and work out what you want your website to look like.

From there, you can either buy a theme from themeforest, (usually around the stunning price of $60) or go scouting for similar themes on the web.

Look out for theme reviews by me in the near future.


Phil Tower

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  1. Geek Brain June 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Good post… I would argue that too many folks don’t settle for “less than the best” and therefore never actually get projects done. You should always be striving to improve, but waiting perfection is a recipe for not getting the work done.

    One thing when looking at Themes to buy is to play with the themes on all types of devices. New themes are “responsive” to automatically reformat based on screen size. As with all automatic technology the response you get may not be what you are expecting…

    • capital June 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      @elithecomputerguy it’s so true in so many levels that waiting for perfection is a recipe for not getting the work done.
      This quote just strike me right on my forehead and make me realize that i always fall into this trap for the very same reason “Perfection”
      I recently understood that failing is the way to succeed not perfection.

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