Best Wordpress Theme

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I've noticed a lot of internet marketing gurus moving away from the old sales letter look.

Eban Pagan, Ryan Deiss, and several others have much more conventional websites these days.

I'm looking for a very clean theme that's able to market in the salesy direct response way we all love - but without looking like an IM sales letter which to me, can seem sketchy.

For me, optimizepress is out of the running.

Has anyone used other themes?

I would like the theme to look like any of the website below:

I like Fusion WordPress Theme. (I like the page selling the theme, not the theme itself)

Other websites I like:
Text The Romance Back with Michael Fiore
FreshKey Keyword Analyzer Software - Brought to you by Digital Marketer
Link Building Training Course - Point Blank SEO
Optimize Press | Pro Internet Marketing Tools (I like the page selling the theme, not the themes they offer within)
#internet marketing #theme #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author ejullya
    How about the free responsive theme from iThemify: Themify Demos

    I also like the clean designs by the German company themes at http://www.elmastudio.de/en/ . Just click on the English version. These are truly responsive and they offer free or very inexpensive themes

    Make sure that whatever you get is responsive.
    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by ejullya View Post

      How about the free responsive theme from iThemify: Themify Demos.
      That's not even remotely the same. :confused:

      Originally Posted by NeillMac View Post

      You might want to consider flexibilitytheme.com too.
      That appears to be the same theme re-skinnined a zillion times.

      Originally Posted by InternetBusinessKickStart View Post

      I've found Headway Themes a good investment,
      I don't see any themes there ... just a framework?

      ___________

      @OP: I think the Elegant theme is the best one I've seen here. I've seen it before; I have an EG dev license.
      I'd go with that.
  • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
    Originally Posted by kgbrooklyn View Post

    I've noticed a lot of internet marketing gurus moving away from the old sales letter look.

    Eban Pagan, Ryan Deiss, and several others have much more conventional websites these days.

    I'm looking for a very clean theme that's able to market in the salesy direct response way we all love - but without looking like an IM sales letter which to me, can seem sketchy.

    For me, optimizepress is out of the running.

    Has anyone used other themes?

    I would like the theme to look like any of the website below:

    I like Fusion WordPress Theme. (I like the page selling the theme, not the theme itself)

    Other websites I like:
    Text The Romance Back with Michael Fiore
    FreshKey Keyword Analyzer Software - Brought to you by Digital Marketer
    Link Building Training Course - Point Blank SEO
    Optimize Press | Pro Internet Marketing Tools (I like the page selling the theme, not the themes they offer within)
    Ok I am confused. You say you like the Optimizepress sales page but you don't like OptimizePress. OptimizePress uses... wait for it... OptimizePress as their theme. They have just spent a time making it look nice which is what you would have to do with any theme. That is the beauty of it, they give you lots of tools to make it look like that. But if you want other options.

    For standard blog themes that are highly customizable, look at Woo Themes Canvas. Its very popular with bloggers and others. Gives you tons of options and I think its a one time $70 charge.

    One of those sites up there I believe uses this theme:

    Free WordPress Themes | Facebook Page Editor | WP Themes Free. Generate Leads and Sign Ups on Your WordPress Blog or Website with Leadtheme for WordPress.

    Its free so easy to check out and play with. I might just try it myself.


    A lot of people like Profits Theme and I would say is the closest competitor to OptimizePress.
    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by kgbrooklyn View Post

      Optimize Press | Pro Internet Marketing Tools (I like the page selling the theme, not the themes they offer within)
      Originally Posted by OnlineStoreHelp View Post

      Ok I am confused. You say you like the Optimizepress sales page but you don't like OptimizePress. OptimizePress uses... wait for it... OptimizePress as their theme. They have just spent a time making it look nice which is what you would have to do with any theme.
      LOL. I went and checked their source code too and was like ???

      There is no best wordpress theme, only the best theme for you.

      I like to use headway. There are ups and downs - but I like the creative freedom to copy pretty much any layout there is.
  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    I find the themes from Themeforest.net incredibly appealing. You should also ALWAYS use a responsive theme, as you'd be losting traffic to your competitors otherwise. There are many customizable themes so you don't even need to learn HTML/CSS although I do recommend learning them.

    Best of luck.
    • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
      Originally Posted by joaquin112 View Post

      I find the themes from Themeforest.net incredibly appealing. You should also ALWAYS use a responsive theme, as you'd be losting traffic to your competitors otherwise. There are many customizable themes so you don't even need to learn HTML/CSS although I do recommend learning them.

      Best of luck.
      I do not agree you should always use a responsive theme. Sometimes using a mobile plugin works better for user readability compared to a responsive theme. Don't get me wrong, I use them quite a bit, but, for pure blogs and ecommerce shops, I go mobile theme/module/plugin over responsive any day...
  • Profile picture of the author phowell23
    I'm kind of a sucker for WooThemes. Their support community helps you if you have questions on how to customize it exactly the way you want it and their themes are all professional looking. Plus, they normally have some great buy 1 get 2 more free theme sales.
  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Find a good one them Premium WordPress Themes, Web Templates, Mobile Themes | ThemeForest

    Then edit. That's what I do
    • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
      Another fan of WooThemes here, especially their Canvas child theme. Very responsive, very easy to use, very adaptable, and some extremely useful plugins.
  • Profile picture of the author dancaron
    I've had a lot of success designing custom themes in photoshop and using a psd to wordpress service like htmlburger to turn the design into a custom theme.
  • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
    There are some nice ones on Theme Forest. I've used a few of them.

    Cant really beat a custom design though.
  • Profile picture of the author RogerMayer
  • Profile picture of the author Anurag96
    Hi, there
    So, you want to create a landing page? than use any theme and install the plugin called Premise, its one of the best plugin to create strong landing, sales pages.
    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Sommers
      I find that my choice of theme varies with the niche the website is for,
      Two things remain the same. It is always Wordpress and it is always responsive
  • Profile picture of the author Shen Andreas
    thank you for this great discussion so that I can find lots of good information about the wordpress theme here.

    Regards,
    • Profile picture of the author NewRiseDigital
      I've found Headway Themes a good investment, I got the developer version so I could use it on all my websites, it gives me a lot of flexibility in laying out pages in it's visual editor. Moving areas around the screen and dragging / dropping them where I want them for me has been more productive than getting involved in editing theme files.
  • Profile picture of the author IMSue
    I just got a free website from the classified forum (had to pay hosting). They used canvas and it is very clean and easy to modify the appeaeance.
  • Profile picture of the author Mike J
    There's a lot of awesome and free Wordpress themes in internet, you can find those easily. I am big fan of WooThemes they look dope and nice.
  • Profile picture of the author Felix53
    I think you have to look at several factors.
    1. Cost, premium or free
    2. Your level of experience working with wordpress.
    3. Application the type of project or site you are creating

    When it comes to free you will not always have the Flexibility you would with a premium theme. Now with the plugins available today and more created everyday you can take a free theme and tailor it the way you want, but the premium still have more to offer.

    I found Elegant Themes very affordable and they have created very responsive designs. They offer over 80 different themes last time I checked.
  • Profile picture of the author ZackAllen
    HeatMap. it is like swiss army knife. especially for IM projects
  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
  • Profile picture of the author competent123
    first decide what exactly are you going to do.

    make a broucher site, portfolio site, selling some info product site, dating site etc etc etc..

    after this is decided, you start looking for a theme, you dont' start other way, i.e get a theme, and then think what do you want to sell,

    also, as almost all the greatest sellers will say - you can sell only what you love to do, not the other way .
  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    I would start with a solid framework, such as studiopress/genesis and then do one of two things:

    1) Get Dynamik for genesis to build your own theme
    2) Pay someone to build a theme based on the framework

    That way, if you have revisions down the road you are keeping the same backend and can modify the look/feel/widgets anytime you want to without starting from scratch.
  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    A custom-made theme is the best one
  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I am using and love the themes provided by http://mythemeshop.com/ themes are really awesome and most of them are free.
  • Profile picture of the author roomi12344
    I like flexibility which I can get with a frame work than a theme. There are many frameworks available but
    I like Genesis (studio press) + Dynamik for genesis (from cobalt apps).
    Ultimatum theme- It is relatively a new framework but developer is constantly improving it.
    At the end it depends on other factors As others mentioned above:

    Type of site.
    How much time you can invest if you choose a framework because every framework has a little bit of learning curve.

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