Want a Wordpress Theme design

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by daze, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. daze macrumors 6502

    daze

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    Anyone know of sites that they'd recommend for buying a Wordpress theme for my personal blog?

    If there are any designers here, send me a ping, and maybe we can work out something.

    Thanks.

    daze
     
  2. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    I'd advise checking out a few places.

    Elegant Themes (http://www.elegantthemes.com): They have great template called 'Divi' which you can make in to just about anything. Only issue is that rather than purchase the theme outright you have to subscribe to the theme club to get updates.

    YooTheme (https://yootheme.com): YooTheme have some great themes in their repertoire, however it is once again a subscription model. The greatest issue with YooTheme however is their lack of support. You're supposed to get support with your subscription but their support team is made up of users (they get free access to the themes by providing support to the community) and not members of the company itself. About as useful as a chocolate tea-pot most times.

    Theme Forest (http://themeforest.net): A great place to get themes and, unlike the previous two options I gave, this time you purchase a licence for theme outright. No subscription here. The X Themes (http://themeforest.net/item/x-the-theme/5871901?s_rank=1) is worth a look.

    Studiopress (http://www.studiopress.com): One of my favourites as I love the Genesis Framework. It can be a little pricey as you have to buy the framework and the theme, but I do like the simplicity of their themes. No subscription model here.

    RocketTheme (http://www.rockettheme.com): I've never purchased from these guys, but I have used their free Gantry Framework (http://www.rockettheme.com) to build things. Certainly worth of consideration.
     
  3. daze thread starter macrumors 6502

    daze

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    BillyBobBongo, thank you very much for taking the time to provide that comprehensive list. If you're on Reddit, I can get you some gold. :)
     
  4. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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  6. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

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    Go with Divi. Incredibly easy to personalize.

    I use Genesis for a parent theme and Tru for a child theme for my blog, but just built a website for my company using Divi, and I'm no web designer! It's great for just about anything.
     
  7. mortich macrumors newbie

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    WordPress has tons of quality free and paid templates available on the web. I am currently using the premium retina ready theme called Studio Light from http://www.templatemonster.com/wordpress-themes.php and it works absolutely as promised and demonstrated on the sales page. The only recommendation for you when scouring the web for a nice responsive WP theme, is to ask required pre-sales questions and check if the theme of your choice includes solid documentation and great support right out of the box. Some theme selling marketplaces can lack support, and are hard for other developers to later adjust.
     

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