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Best wordpress theme

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by CreativeWriters, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. CreativeWriters

    CreativeWriters Regular Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Ive been trying to design a wordpress theme, but so far i have not been able to get the proper inspiration.

    I would like the blog to be exciting, colorful and it should look professional. I dont want it to be filled with cheap colors, just a few colors which would help the site look active and not dull.

    Can you guys help me out and tell me about some cool wordpress themes out there which you guys really like so i can take a look at them and maybe get a clearer view of what would be best for my website?
     
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    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    I like flex theme.. it's very nice.
     
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    second that. Im using it for all my sites atm.
     
  4. CreativeWriters

    CreativeWriters Regular Member

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    can you guys provide me with a link or something? So i can check it out, relatively new in this field so i dont know where to look them up.
     
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    They are probably talking about ithemes template.

    Code:
    http://ithemes.com/purchase/flexx-theme-wordpress-blog-themes/
     
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    I use both Flex themes and Flexsqueeze. Both are very nice, but I like the added feature being able to add a squeeze page to my blogs that Flexsqueeze has.
     
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    Projext, the lightsource one is sexy.
     
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    I second that Ijake. The Lightsource is a great theme. I have a site in mind that may be perfect for it.

    CreativeWriters: What do you want in a theme? Do you want something with 2 or 3 columns? Large or small header area? Something modern or classic? There are so many styles of free themes that you can get.
    I had this problem at first too. I don't know how to create my own templates so I did a search for "free wordpress themes". I created a file with those that I thought had potential and played around with some of them to see which theme I liked better and also what style I liked better.
    One excellent benefit of Wordpress is that you can upload multiple themes to your hosting service and then in your Wordpress admin area you can select each theme and see a preview of it on your website. Upload a few different themes and you will begin to see what you want for your site.
     
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    Why not use Artisteer? I couldn't do graphics to save my life but I've made some killer ones in the last few days just messing around with it...

    I just cranked this one out for a client...

    www*fauxpaintinginternational*com
     
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    I Liked Flex Theme ^^
     
  12. CreativeWriters

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    The issue is that iam launching a website for my content writing services. Something like a company website.

    However, i cant just use a free wordpress theme. I'll need a unique theme, trying to build a strong brand presence here.

    However, do you think a black - dull looking theme would be more suitable for a company website or do you think different colors with a few effects would be better?
     
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    i2 and i3 are great
     
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    Definitely a colourful theme. Dullness is no sales. Why not use a theme framework like Hybrid or Thesis? And what's wrong with a free theme? If you want a paid one, try looking in the BHW downloads section for them.

    Jake
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you charge him to do this and how long did it take?

    I'm trying to get a feel for the going price for this type of work.

    Thanks.
     
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    imho i would say there is not a 'best theme'. there are some themes for some type of blogs. i mean if you do news, movies, music there are different best theme for each of them...
     
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    Why don't you look at your competitors websites ?
    I do not think that you will have a hard time having a better and more professional looking website than most.

    One of your competitors (WP at the bottom of the page) with a spot on website in my opinion :
    Code:
    http://theprofessionalwritingservice.com/
    Not too flashy, not too business like, but approachable.

    Robert

    EDIT: And you'll also see in context with what you want yourself, and get ideas how to do it, and not to do it.
     
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    i like flexx, but come on theirs free ones that are wicked i mean just look around for 10-20 minutes in the wordpress themes directory their are really awesome ones

    i dont know why but i've become obsessed with jquery based themes there just so slick and smooth

    http://themeforest.net/item/sleektabs-3-in-1/full_screen_preview/26824

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/js-o3-lite

    are 2 of the ones that i love just for their smooth style simplicity and well..... just click around on the tabs etc on both of them and navigate them their just wicked
     
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    CSS from http://theprofessionalwritingservice.com/ :

    Code:
    h2, h2 a, h2 a:link, h2 a:visited, h2 a:hover (line 1687)
    
    {
    
    font-family: "Comic Sans MS",Tahoma,Arial,Sans-Serif;
    
    font-size: 31px;
    
    color: #819537;
    
    }
    OMG, he's using "Comic Sans" for headlines!!!! :banghead:

    Message to the OP, whatever you do, don't use Comic Sans. It's offensive.
     
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    You noticed. Check my edit.

    Robert