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How much time do you spend to pick up a wordpress theme?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by riceball036, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. riceball036

    riceball036 Newbie

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    Really tired of choose theme at theme websites one by one because of don't know how to design. How do you choose your wordpress theme? Dose hire one at fiverr to do this job sounds realistically?
     
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    Open themeforest and choose category.
    I really enjoy searching for new themes. Every time I see some cool design ideas.
     
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    I only use Genesis. They have a limited number of themes so I don't spend a lot of time trying to choose a theme.

    On my last two websites I used minimalist themes. They are really, very gorgeous.

    I spent...hm. Maybe about an hour going through them trying to figure out what I wanted. I test the themes out first on the demos and try to see them in action on other sites. Then I just install the one I want, tailor it and keep going.

    I do know html and a little bit of php but fuck designing. That's why I have Wordpress. Ain't nobody got time for that.
     
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    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    I basically know 95% Wordpress themes and when I have some idea I just find this theme in my head, but if you are newbie you can spend days and days surfing through Themeforest and get some new ideas
     
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    i know a lot of theme but you always have to skout for the best one suitable for ur site in some case it takes me a couple of days
     
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    You must have a great memory :p
    To answer OPs question, I have a very customizable premium theme and I usually use that. I change it from time to time when looking for something really specific or when I build PBN websites.
     
  7. GroundUp

    GroundUp Regular Member

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    you talk some shite
     
  8. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Why not wordpress.org then it's free
     
  9. kriwil

    kriwil Regular Member

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    I don't care about theme, if i love design from a person i hire them
     
  10. Aluminium

    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Finding the right theme is essential, it's pretty much the base for your website itself.

    Take as much time as you need.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Unless I purchase a premium theme or use one I already have, I usually upload about 10 different free themes and choose one based on the following factors:

    • What's unique about the theme?
    • What modifications do I have to make to make this theme even better?
    • Does it function as described?
    As for how I choose the initial 10 themes, I take a look out what competitors the website I'm creating has and try to find a theme with a similar layout (although not a similar design).
     
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  12. webwhizz

    webwhizz BANNED BANNED

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    generally the more widgets the better thats why i like genesis,parallax because i know using that theme will cover most designs.
     
  13. reufjaha

    reufjaha Newbie

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    My personal opinion is Alterna or Porto theme then I customise it and change like 90% you can't even notice it is themeforest ttheme I'm avoiding custom page builder from theme like use be theme it makes me more trouble than use....
     
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    It really takes a lot of time for me to choose the perfect theme for a new website as I want to make sure that it will look great on the view of my readers. So if it takes you a lot of time, that's fine. Once you have no doubts on the last theme you chose, that's better.