As we continue our journey through the world of wordpress, it is time to take a look at the true backdrop of your blog. Without a solid theme, your blog will not flow correctly, no matter how many plugins you have on your website. So make sure that you choose the most appropriate blog for your brand awareness. Here are five great templates sites and examples to make your blog flow better.
1. WordPress Themes has a number of themes in the Themes tab when you log onto your blog. The great thing is that a lot of the free services that I will be mentioning afterwords might be found in the WordPress Themes tab, however, not all of them. That is why it is so crucial to go outside WordPress when looking for the right theme.
2. Free WPThemes- Not exactly sure how many WordPress Themes they have, but it is in the thousands. The site is run like a blog, and since some blogs are in more than one of their 54 categories it would be virtually impossible to tell how many blogs they have. The best way to find what you want is to use the search bar in the right hand corner at the top. It should provide you with the best blogs for your site.
3. WordPressThemeBase- This site has roughly 1000 themes. While Free WPThemes might have more themes, the searchability is a little better on this site, so you can rifle through more themes faster to get an idea of what you want.
4.WP Themes Planet-This blog is based on a WP Themes Planet design called Tandil. It has worked great for me, since I started this blog. They have less options than the previous theme companies, and at the same times there blogs themes have a tremendous amount of options to mold your blog to your needs.
5. Thesis- This is the only WordPress Theme generator that costs money. This site’s themes are more than just a theme that they are providing. They are also for developers and those looking to join a community of bloggers. I have not used Thesis, but have been considering joining them lately for the developer option, so please do your own research on them if you want to join. A number of top social media experts and friends of mine have used it and loved it. They do not have a ton of themes, but the ones that they do are solid.
In the end, you need to choose a theme that best fits your needs. The options above are just that: options. Make sure that you choose a theme that fits the look and feel of your entire blog. Additionally, do not choose a theme, solely on looks. Make sure that it works with what you need to do as well. When I first started looking at themes I did not realize how much I needed Twitter integration and an RSS feed. The more I got involved in blogging the more it became apparent that I had to switch to a more Twitter friendly theme. You will make your own discoveries along the way, similar to mine. In the meantime, choose a theme that best fits your goals and start blogging.
I never used Thesis but since practically every major blogger seems to use it, I feel I should try. I just don’t have patience to learn how to use it properly…