I spent the morning looking online at innumerable Word Press themes for a temporary site I’m putting together for work (my paid work that is). The current site is a disgrace and is ancient by web standards. It’s badly built using HTML – making it very unwieldy and labour intensive whenever I need to update it – and is next to impossible to optimise for search engines.
There are literally thousands of free and low cost themes you can buy and download off the web (I use one for the mutantspace.com ezine) and if you’re not careful you can spend days trawling through them pulling your hair out, forgetting where you saw the one you saw the day before. So, because I am brain dead today and have nothing of consequence to write about I thought I’d put together a small list of quality WordPress template sites for you. It’ll save you much heartache and time (as well as hair) should you require a good quality theme for a small website or blog.
Please note that all of these sites promote, sell and offer wordpress themes only. I love wordpress. It is my platform of choice because it is simply the most user friendly platform on the web. You might not agree. Fine. But, if you’re open to change or starting a blog for the first time then there’s no harm in checking it all out. So here you go:
Just a few things to keep in mind:
1. You need to download the wordpress software at wordpress.org. It’s all very straight forward
2. When you’re looking through the themes on offer don’t fixate on the design of the template, look at the structure of it. You can change the design, colour and elements within the template once you’ve downloaded it
3. Note the sizes of images and logos in the template. These will probably be fixed sizes and you will have to format your images to fit or have somebody reformat them for you
That’s it I think. Hope it helps
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