Chosing a Wordpress theme
June 24, 2010 3:40pm CST
I'm starting a new blog and I've been searching for some themes but I can't seem to find a nice 3 column theme that would fit the blog I will start. This is the most difficult part to me in starting a blog, picking the theme, editing it and adding plugins. Even when I find a nice good looking theme I am not satisfied and keep on searching for better ones. I don't know why but a few years ago when I was blogging I could find simple and stylish wordpress themes easily. I'm looking for a theme that is optimized for ads as well and that's why it takes me a while to decide which one to pick. I have a few themes downloaded and when I think I have enough I will make a selection and pick the best theme. I want to hear some opinions about what themes would you pick if you would have to start a new blog. And on what side would you like your sidebar to be located ? left or right ? I personally can't stand sidebars on the left.
24 Jun 10
I guess I'm not the only one who prefers a 3-column blog template. Frankly, I like the newspaper layout so I want the narrow columns on the right while the main column is on the left. Anyway, I haven't configured my WordPress theme just yet, but I'm planning to install a 3-column layout in my own domain. Right now, I'm still stuck prototyping specimen blogs at BlogSpot. I do have an account at WordPress.com, but given limited choices of themes, I just pick whichever looks best for my purpose or something that matches the mood of my blog. But definitely, I'm creating my own theme for my own WordPress Mu installations. Choosing a theme is indeed a major decision. I had to go through a long process of considering every element on the blog. It's one of those decision you'd want the editor-in-chief to be making. Since there is nobody else, I actually put on my "editor-in-chief hat" and made the tough decision myself.
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24 Jun 10
Hi geo, a theme could sometimes be taken as a reflection or your personality or character. That is probably why you keep on looking for a theme that would define you. But in the beginning, I opted for something simple and readable. Later on, I changed for something bolder, and readable. I am sure you would find what you like soon. Try one anyway, you can always change it when you don't like it anymore. The more important thing is what you blog.