Wordpress theme help needed!

by Russell Barnstein 6 replies
Hello fellow Warriors;

I've been struggling for about 6 months to find a good theme for one of my internet properties. I've changed this site repeatedly and am still really unhappy with it. I have tried free and premium themes and just can't get it how I want it.

I'm looking for your assistance on this. I am NOT looking for you to critique my site: I KNOW IT IS TERRIBLE, hence the reason for this post. All I am looking for is solid suggestions on WP themes that might suit my needs better. Here's what I am hoping for:

1.) A clean, light theme
2.) A theme that focuses on content - nothing fancy or resource-consuming for pictures or graphics at all
3.) A theme that allows me a moderate ability to customize - ESPECIALLY the header


So that I don't waste your time, I have already tried these themes and found them to be unusable:

*Current theme is Journalist
*Black & White
*Creatiadots (premium theme)
*FlexSqueeze (premium theme)
*Grey Matter
*Life is Simple
*LightWord
*PHP Ease
*Prime Press
*Renowned Mint
*Rostar
*SafiTech
*Smooth
*SubtleFlux

Other than Journalist, these two come closest to meeting my needs (but still SUCK):

*WP Framework
*LiasBlueWorld (Was the theme for several months)

I also REALLY like Afterburner but could not get it to work correctly. Couldn't figure out how to get rid of the Afterburner header image and lots of other problems. May need to delete it and download again, I might have missed something somewhere.

I don't care about cost, I'd pay several hundred for the right theme. (No, I don't want one custom-built)

What I really care about most is a focus on content. This property is for professional content services of a larger parent company. I intend to focus a great deal on this site this year and need it to be appealing. Right now I find the site to be ugly, NOT user-friendly and hardly set up for conversions.

That's where you come in. I will personally provide 2 professional 600+ word articles complete with directory submissions (if you want them) to the person who recommends a great theme that I am actually able to use. (Currently a $35.50 value)

If you help me setup the theme (or get Afterburner problems fixed) I'll be happy to discuss more content in exchange for your time and expertise. And this isn't some offshore garbage- everyone on my staff has a professional degree in English, Literature, Journalism, Legal Research & Writing, or some other writing-specific degree. We provide exceptionally high quality work that is extraordinarily compelling and well-optimized, so this is a pretty good deal just for a few moments to help out a fellow Warrior. ;-)

Also, what does everyone think about having the front page of a services website as the blog/articles page?

Thanks for your help in advance everyone, I really appreciate it. If I can ever help you in any way I'll certainly do my best. Not sure if I can post hyperlinks here yet, so the website is:

Content for Conversions dot cm.

Thank you!

-Russ
#website design #needed #theme #wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    You should try Thesis. It looks very good and a lot of marketers are using it. It's clean and easy to customize.
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    • Originally Posted by Chris Moore View Post

      You should try Thesis. It looks very good and a lot of marketers are using it. It's clean and easy to customize.
      Will check it out, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    The default TwentyTen Theme is awesome.

    I also like ProfitsTheme by Welly Mulia which I have been playing with.

    I have heard OptimizePress and Socrates are also good.

    Hope that helps a little. I don't do too much with themes
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    • Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

      The default TwentyTen Theme is awesome.

      I also like ProfitsTheme by Welly Mulia which I have been playing with.

      I have heard OptimizePress and Socrates are also good.

      Hope that helps a little. I don't do too much with themes
      I agree, the TwentyTen theme is appealing and I have that theme on another website or two, but it's just not right for this site. I will try the other three you mentioned though and report back here. Thanks!
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        If your building a Real Estate Site, I have a couple that all ready have the listings search features and the listings styles built in. Lte me know what you need specifically and I will show you what I have. My sig has my contact info. Thanks.
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  • Thanks for the help everyone; I really appreciate it. While I think the themes you suggested seem like viable solutions, I decided to just custom build my own theme. ;-) Sometimes I guess that's the only way you can get everything you want.

    I used Artisteer to build the theme I'm using now and I have to say that the program is AWESOME.

    Thanks again!
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