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Need advice on choosing my first theme.

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by NufcOnline, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. NufcOnline

    NufcOnline Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to blogging. I've just purchased hosting and my own domain name but I'm struggling to choose a theme

    I know Woothemes and ThemeForest are highly rated. I don't want to use woothemes because you have to buy a membership rather than a single theme.

    I've looked a lot on themeforest and like some of the themes, but I'm not sure what I need to be looking for.

    Like I said I'm new to this, I've only just started learning HTML.

    To give you an idea my site/blog is going to be on self development and more specifically on helping people implement habits into their life that I already do on a daily basis.

    I will plan to have advertising eventually, but because I don't know anything about IM I'm not sure what else to think about.

    My budget is 50$ max.

    Some questions.

    1.What do I need to be looking for in a theme?
    2.What type of theme should I be looking at?
    3.Which themes do I need to avoid.
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I would love to give you laser targeted advise but I cant do that. The only way to get to know what will work for you is by testing a few themes. Go to the downloads section/themes and play around with a few different freebies. The great thing about wordpress is that you can install several themes at a time and chop and change back and forward.

    Some themes look great but are frustrating to modify others are handy to work with but wont end up looking the way you want.

    When you find a theme you like and are going to stick with I recommend buying the legit product. for the sake of $40-$50 dollars its worth it to have access to the developers and forum for some back up and advice.
     
  3. hootsparta

    hootsparta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi Most of the bloggers are using this wordpress theme.

    I think wordpress themes are most benifits to you because it is very easy to use and it very easy to learn also..All coding are in php so you learn php very easy from google it is open source friend try this..

    And another one thing wordpress sites are having plugin option to add that is most helpful to you..