Which Wordpress theme do you use?

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I search themes all the time but I thought it would be useful just to see what themes other Warriors are using, and whether they're free or premium. So I'll go first:

Cutline-1-1.4-2ColumnRight, free theme
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  • Profile picture of the author KaylaB
    I use several different themes - I don't find that one theme fits all.

    I use Chris Pearson's Cutline themes, as well as the following:

    Affiliate Nuts (free)
    Wordpress Commerce (free sample theme)

    I also use several of the two and three column themes that I am giving away free at:
    Internet-Marketing-Girl.com
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonValens
      Semiologic, customized
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      • Profile picture of the author katiec
        I'm also a semi logic user.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaHamer
    WP_009 I love this theme. It is totally customizable. And search engine friendly. Has great built in ad spaces and is adsense ready. It takes a bit of fiddling but once you know where everything is; it's a doddle.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaHamer
    can I see some examples of the semi logic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Memo
    I use studiopress themes...like them so far...
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Usually I download a good looking free theme and tweak it
    a little to make it look the way I like.

    I like to do this because, it saves me money and I always
    improve my PHP skills while doing it (it's always nice to learn
    new stuff).
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
    I like & use all of the Revolution themes. Studiopress now?
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    • Profile picture of the author jamawebinc
      I use Thesis and have used and sometimes still do use the old revolution themes.

      The best part about the Thesis theme is how easy it is to set up the main parts of your blog like the navigation bar and the layout.

      It seems to be the future of themes and there are other themes which do the same.

      Unless you are outsourcing the customization of your blog having the customizing options in your control panel is the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mal Keenan
    I recently purchased Flex squeeze which allows me to put a squeezepage as the main page of my blog and it has some cool features too, some of which I haven't implemented yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
      Originally Posted by Mal Keenan View Post

      I recently purchased Flex squeeze which allows me to put a squeezepage as the main page of my blog and it has some cool features too, some of which I haven't implemented yet.
      Agree with this, I like FlexSqueeze too, especially for the squeeze pages you can use.

      I also love all The Studio Press Themes and use them often.

      The one in my signature is an iThemes premium theme called "Charlie" and I really like the way it looks.

      Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author marcolav
      Originally Posted by Mal Keenan View Post

      I recently purchased Flex squeeze which allows me to put a squeezepage as the main page of my blog and it has some cool features too, some of which I haven't implemented yet.
      Hi

      i am using the flexsqueeze theme too, however I can't see to be able to change the theme lightness and /or the layout, i do go the options pages, select them, click the confirm link under each.... and nothing happens....

      Any clue anybody?

      Marco

      PS Other than that, it's a great theme!! Love the squeeze pages!
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      • Profile picture of the author TonyAlverio
        I was using the Flexx Professional theme and last week I purchased WPSpire theme so I can create customized squeeze pages.

        WPSpire provides numerous settings that I'm still learning how to use.

        Love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Ferriman
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffMitchell
      My blog WhoIsJeffMitchell.Com is the "Live Wire" theme from WooThemes. I paid to have it altered to my specs with a programmer here at Warrior.

      His name is Robert Dickson from Porcupine Website Design, and he did a great job. I highly suggest if you find a blog that is close to what you want....he can make it what you want.

      Hope that helps.

      Jeff Mitchell
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  • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
    As far as free themes, I like the i2(mango) theme, inove, and semilogic.



    -John
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  • Profile picture of the author cimbah
    I've used Dateless Sniper, which is free on a few sites and I'm currently using Thesis on my newest website.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Semiologic Pro is a good choice for general use. I recently did some research on themes for video sites and settled on The On Demand WordPress Theme|Press75.com

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulWilson
    I use the flexsqueeze theme which is around $80 I think.

    You can get the flexibility theme for free, it just has a few less features, but is basically the same.

    Talk soon,

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Paula Steen
    I've used a few different WP themes.

    The newest theme I'm trying is BlueSense to see if Adsense conversion is any higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Roberts
    Thesis, Flexsqueeze.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I use BLUESENSE which is optimize for adsense. It looks max pro and takes care of my ad blocks. There are many very XLent themes out there. BLUE SENSE is blue, but I believe the best themes are combinations of red and white, much like this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Williams
      I've just started a few new blogs, a half a dozen or so, using Cutline (3 column R/L) and do a quick edit on some images to replace the default headers. I like it a lot though that image is rather large and pushes your content to the 'break' fairly fast.

      Tip: when creating replacement header images for Cutline. Use the same image as the starting point, reverse it, slice a different piece or angle of it, or take a large image and slice it 5 times to create your 5 different images.

      I mostly use WP default. Yep. But...

      I customize a kubrickheader.jpg (sometimes footer and other images as well) for the niche, and use a different color background (usually just a small mostly solid colored square sliced from the edited header I created) to customize it. It really cuts down on compatibility problems with older themes and new WP versions.

      A hint/trick though if you use the Default theme, it is overwritten if you do autoupdate - to keep from losing your tweaks when updating WP is to rename the default theme folder something lke 'defaultme' so it is not automatically overwritten during updates. Be sure to change themes before you change that folder name. Then just reactivate the theme.

      --Allen
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        I use Atahualpa - it's highly customisable from 1 - 5 columns and you can change everything. Sort of a poor man's version of Artisteer! I use it for all of my Wordpress sites
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        • Profile picture of the author beninewie
          I use the hybrid theme. Pretty easy to customise with child themes.

          Cheers,
          Ben
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          • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
            Originally Posted by beninewie View Post

            I use the hybrid theme. Pretty easy to customise with child themes.

            Cheers,
            Ben
            I like the themehybrid theme myself. It is free, but absolutely on par with the much more expensive premium themes out there. That said, I wouldn't use the word "easy" myself, when it comes to customizing it. Themehybrid offers lots of functionality (which interests me most), but changing colors, header, etc does involve playing with .css code. If someone wants to dive into learning to customize a theme, developer Justin Tadlock's support ($25 per year) is tops.
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    • Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      I use BLUESENSE which is optimize for adsense. It looks max pro and takes care of my ad blocks. There are many very XLent themes out there. BLUE SENSE is blue, but I believe the best themes are combinations of red and white, much like this forum.

      I also use bluesense. Its a great theme and super easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author pakidesigner
    i also use Atahualpa..because its so clean and neat...but problem i am facing is that adsense is not easy to place in side bar....
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      @pakidesigner - I don't usually have a problem placing the Adsense - send me a PM and I'll see if I can help you
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      • Profile picture of the author Rich Lowe
        Hi,

        I'm using themesphere.com

        Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author livewellfinancial
    Im using Dusk by Becca Wei!
    I love it's simplicity but elegant!

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    • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
      I use thesis theme on all of my blogs. You can customize it to just about anything!
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  • Profile picture of the author abelacts
    I love Thesis theme and Studio Press. I just like the flexibility in Thesis, great for customization.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Wanderer
    Count me as another Atahualpa lover. Easiest theme to customize I've found.
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    There's a website I normally visit that contains cool themes
    at Magazine WordPress Themes And WordPress Templates Download At MagPress.com
    Themes there are awesome and worthy to have just a
    glimpse at.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude
    Thesis. It's not free but so far, any WP update has not caused problems. When using free themes, I had to not only manage the plug-ins but also the updates and all to common problems caused by those updates.

    Thesis allows me the SEO benefits without having to worry about long term managing the details..... so far! I work on the site content and business marketing and less on the technology
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    thesis is popular because you dont need to know any code to customize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    I usually just find free ones and tweak them to what works for the particular site. No specific favorite. I use a ton.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaylaB
    I was just checking out the FlexSqueeze theme with Amazon Wordpress plugin ReviewAzon. It looks like a match made in IM heaven.

    Anyone else using the two together?
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    • Profile picture of the author thmgoodw
      Originally Posted by KaylaB View Post

      I was just checking out the FlexSqueeze theme with Amazon Wordpress plugin ReviewAzon. It looks like a match made in IM heaven.

      Anyone else using the two together?

      I use flexsqueeze (and like it), but don't do any amazon stuff so have no clue what that plugin is :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    I usually just start from scratch and make my own. Lately I have been making my themes look like static sites. That way you still have the ease of use, plugins, etc. but they don't look like blogs. the kayak canoe site in my sig is an example of that kind of theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author stuwestbury
    Hey guys and gals, i was considering wordpress for a content management system. is this the best CMS around for free??..ive been told joomla is also good??.any thoughts on that particular software. cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Debbie Songster
      Originally Posted by stuwestbury View Post

      Hey guys and gals, i was considering wordpress for a content management system. is this the best CMS around for free??..ive been told joomla is also good??.any thoughts on that particular software. cheers
      Depends on the size of the site you are wanting to build.
      If its a simple site - less than 50 pages - I'll use Wordpress

      If its a complex site with varied side bars and blocks and lots of pages, I'll use Joomla

      As for the templates
      I like Flexsqueeze - I've set that up for several clients - the developer has done a great job.
      But lately I've been building my own themes depending on the functions needed for the site.
      Example - The templates I build for John's (Xfactor) Micro Niche Site program are light weight and have very specific qualities to maximize the click through rate according to his course specs.

      Also if I am using Joomla and Wordpress on the same domain I'll build matching templates so it looks seamless to the visitor.

      It all depends on what the goal of the website is on what template I use.
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  • Profile picture of the author um1001
    Thesis ($87 for individual but I have the developer edition) and iNove (free) depending on the application.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlpruitt
    One more vote for Atahualpa.

    With a little tweaking using the theme's option pages (no farting around with code) I can make radically different looking sites.

    Love it!

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  • Profile picture of the author ktlasm
    REVOLUTION...Time tested and rocks still. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    I use the Wordpress 2 column neoclassical theme at the moment.Looks professional and is simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanwhitman
    All the wordpress themes have some similar features but some free themes have extraordinary features . I am currently using Bombax theme, easy to use and simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author mKane
    I use PlanetStarta's theme creator system and highly recommend it. Very versatile and far easier to use than the likes of Thesis. It produces great looking websites with a fresh, modern feel to them. Their technical support is second-to-none.

    Did someone mention Atahualpa? Well, it's free and fine if you're happy with a somewhat 'home-made', dated look to your sites, but now a bit of a dinosaur in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Just started a new site (sig) using swagmag, which is a nice theme with a built in reviews engine, so I can add reviews, start another site with reviews, or perhaps if I'm feeling naughty an amazon review autoblog, all using one nice theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author 54703
    I use one column theme. And I place PPC Ads at top of pages
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  • Profile picture of the author JimRiley
    I use ColorWay by InkThemes.com.

    I like the easiness of their themes, really very quick to setup.
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    I use Profits Theme...think its easy and flexible on building landing pages, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arief Ramadhan
    I currently use Thesis as my main blog theme. Thesis is really good and flexible to setup theme. Really recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveCraige
    we use a custom theme

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