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Sep
28

My Top Tips For Finding Great WordPress Themes

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Hello now for many of us starting out the easiest way is by starting a blog. Easy to set up, gets you into the habit of posting regularly which is vitally important because that discipline is one you must have if you’re going to succeed online with your various internet marketing activities.

Blogging – The Way Forward ?

You’ll note for those of you who follow our blog we normally post at least every 3 days sometimes more depending on workload and commitments – but Sam’s & my golden rule is 3 times a week minimum! So if blogging is for you – you’ll have come across Word Press

Don’t Overlook Making The Right Choice

I think most of us generally agree that Word Press is the best deal going.  It’s free (or almost free), easy to use, and extremely versatile.  You can use it to create killer sites that make you crazy money.  It’s super-easy, but the only challenge is finding the right Word Press theme for your site or blog.

It’s easy to find sites that offer Word Press themes.  You can start by checking the Word Press Theme Dictionary.  There are also sites that just offer a whole ton of themes for your perusal, like WooThemes.  You can even just google the phrase “word press themes” and a whole slew of sites will come up.

All of these sites make searching through their themes easy, but there are so darn many to choose from that you might lose your marbles completely.  It’s just overwhelming.  That’s why it’s a good to have your own idea of what you want before you go looking. 

My Top 5 Tips:

Tip No.1 -Pay attention especially to themes in your niche.  You might even find them by searching for “(your niche) Word Press themes.”  There are sites that offer niched themes, like Halloween Word Press themes.

Tip No.2 -One more place to look is Smashing Magazine.  They have their list of “100 Free High Quality Word Press Themes” and also every year they come out with the year’s best themes.

Tip No. 3 –When choosing your theme; there are a few things you should think about.  First of all, do they offer support?  Unless you can customize it yourself (and lots of folks can), you’ll need support if you want to change anything in the layout.  Lots of designers offer continuing support for their users.

 

Tip No. 4 -You should also think about price.  Free Word Press themes are great, but it’s not a bad idea to go ahead and shell out the cash.  One reason is that free themes are often not as well designed as the ones you pay for.  Presentation is everything and you want your site to look as good as possible.  Sometimes, free Word Press themes also have built-in spam or malware, and that’s something you definitely want to avoid.

Tip No. 5 -Finally, if you’re doing AdSense, there are Word Press themes made specifically for that purpose.  But I’d recommend staying away from them.  They tend to look spammy and low quality.  When you’re doing AdSense, just choose a clean, simple theme.  Your goal is to get them to click on the ads anyway.

Spend some time looking around.  Think of it as “shopping” for themes!  It’s fun when you consider it that way, and you really need to spend some time trying a few on before you buy. 

Toby & Sam Russell

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