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Best Small Business WP Theme - Recommendations?

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  1. judson

    judson Power Member

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    I am trying to find a good and easily customizable theme for small business websites running on WordPress.

    I would like to get one that easily allows skinning, especially through the admin panel. What do I mean?? That the user should be able to just select a skin from the panel, and totally change all the colors (and maybe some layout) of their site.

    The sites are not going to be more than 6 or so pages each, so don't need anything fancy. The theme and sites need to be simple. Nothing fancy. No need for content sliders or anything like that.

    So far, I have settled on Headway (which you can get here in the downloads). Trying to find someone who knows how to produce skins is a bit of a problem though.

    I am happy to go with a paid solution, as long as it allows me to build unlimited client sites with no additional licensing costs.

    Your recommendations greatly appreciated.
     
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    *bump*
    anyone?
     
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    Flexx by iThemes is my favorite. The easiest one to customize from my experience
     
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    @kenpodude ... I took a look at the SmallBiz theme, and I did not like it. Pretty much all the sites in their gallery look like they were made in the late 90s.

    @d_nov ... I have not played with Flexx since pretty much around the time they launched it a couple of years back. At the time, one of my main gripes was that it was slooooow. I might have to take another look.
     
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    Select the one you like the most.
     
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    Themeforest has a lot of different themes that theoretically would fit the bill, but pretty much all of them fail on one thing.

    They all assume that the front page should be fancy, and have sliders and stuff. Plus, trying to use most TF themes in a way that differs just slightly from the example site is a nightmare. And the documentation for them is usually quite patchy. Often, it is easier to just do your own.

    The beauty with Headway, is that you can have a whole bunch of styles independently developed, and the user just needs to choose one style or another, and they are in business.

    *sigh* The search continues.
     
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    erakor Newbie

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    For beginners I like the one on the forum that is under the title

    [GET This *HOT* WSO] WP Business Press (WP Theme: LOCAL+MOBILE+FACEBOOK all in one)

    ....you get your regular site with a decent theme and your mobile and facebook all in one dashboard

    Noob friendly too imho
     
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    Still don't like Flexxx ... all their sites look so dated.

    Found this free theme in the downloads today though. It looks promising. Just looked at the site. Will install on my dev machine later, and see.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/templates-themes/347007-free-presswork-drag-n-drop.html