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Which theme should i use for my new wordpress blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by bloodyshark, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. bloodyshark

    bloodyshark Registered Member

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    Hey i am about to start a new wordpress blog.
    I am wondering for SEO purposes which theme is considred most SEO friendly or should i say most black hat friendly ...? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. footfall99

    footfall99 Regular Member

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    There are a few...you should search for the thread favorite wordpress themes. People suggest their favorite ones.
     
  3. Unkn0wnPlayer

    Unkn0wnPlayer Newbie

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    Free or Paid? If you have the cash Thesis (by DIY themes) is phenomenal. Depending on what you're trying to accomplish though, it may be more than you need.
     
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    thesis is best for seo
     
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    Definitely Thesis.
     
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    richjerkoff Junior Member

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    I will go along with Thesis as I use it on just about all my wordpress sites. It is so customizable and can look like anything you want.
     
  7. bloodyshark

    bloodyshark Registered Member

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    thesis seems to be the general consensus, now i am very comfie with modifying themes. Other then ease of use does thesis have any SEO advantages over other themes?
     
  8. bloodyshark

    bloodyshark Registered Member

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    Ok found a free copy of it, ill try it out.
    thanks all for your advice...
     
  9. bloodyshark

    bloodyshark Registered Member

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    Must say the thesis theme is fantastic!
     
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    Yeah, worth buying it as you really need access to the forum to get the most out of it.
     
  11. harry

    harry Junior Member

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    1 thing I do wonder about, is there a downside to using the same theme on all your blogs?
     
  12. harry

    harry Junior Member

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    No takers?
     
  13. Fireboltgirl

    Fireboltgirl Regular Member

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    I searched for seo and search engine friendly in the themes. Found one I liked the look of and installed only to find all the url extensions were now just meaningless number letter combos which they weren't in the previous theme. Meta tags screwed up too.

    Took me awhile to find it out (and only because someone else checked out my meta tags!) and cost lots of time to undo. Personally I haven't used Thesis mainly because by the time I found it here I had decided to change to Joomla, but given my experience I'd follow the recommendations of others here. There are other free themes that do work of course.

    OP question -I started with a whole bunch of WP blogs and found it confusing since they all had the same theme, hence my little adventure above. Other than that there should be no other issues and will make life easier if you are starting out with wordpress. The customisable themes can get confusing when you deal with more than one.
     
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    goldstrike4u Junior Member

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    One thing about using thesis that can't be stressed enough is download the plugin "thesis open hook" - it makes customising so much easier.
     
  15. blackhatdavid

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    I usually try to use the same theme (Thesis) unless I just find a cool simple theme for a niche I am entering. Using the same theme keeps the learning curve down.