Customizing Wordpress

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I was wondering if you all could recommend me a good resource for customizing the look of Wordpress, so it doesn't look like a blog. I've done a bit on my site erikheyl.com but I'm sure there's more I can do. One solution is Artisteer, and I will be picking that up after playing with the demo as it is truly useful. But, being a geek I still like to get my hands dirty with code/graphics. And a good reference is always welcome.

Thanks gang!
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  • Profile picture of the author iw433
    There is a great WSO by Rosetrees, just the right solution for your needs. A real good tutorial.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinpotts
    Well... here you will find how to create it yourself: yvoschaap.com/wpthemegen/

    Flexibility Theme for WordPress - Here also you'll find some unique content.

    Unique Blog Designs - Here I think you have to pay... but there's also some free stuff.



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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Picked up Rosetree's WSO, gonna give it a read. Thanks guys! I love this place!
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    • Profile picture of the author jigsawguy
      I use Artisteer 2 which is excellent! Artisteer is a wordpress theme generator but also can generate templates for other CMS platforms. I've had it for around 9 months now and it is one of the best pioeces of software that I have purchased. Powerful yet easy to use and I have yet to find a bug.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    My free dateless themes (in my sig and in use on my Templates site if you want to see an example) are pretty stripped down to the bare bones themes. Maybe they can give you some ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
      Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

      My free dateless themes (in my sig and in use on my Templates site if you want to see an example) are pretty stripped down to the bare bones themes. Maybe they can give you some ideas.
      I took a look at your themes and I really like your boring theme!
      I know exactly what I'm going to do with it.

      Thanks very much!

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  • Profile picture of the author seamusb
    Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

    I was wondering if you all could recommend me a good resource for customizing the look of Wordpress, so it doesn't look like a blog. I've done a bit on my site erikheyl.com but I'm sure there's more I can do. One solution is Artisteer, and I will be picking that up after playing with the demo as it is truly useful. But, being a geek I still like to get my hands dirty with code/graphics. And a good reference is always welcome.

    Thanks gang!
    Hey cypher - at the extreme risk of self promotion (is this OK, even it is useful??) my sig contains a WP tool that might be of interest to you if you are doing development on WP.

    PM me and I can arrange a discount
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  • Profile picture of the author daddydesign
    want a cool custom theme then check out daddy design. Also are creating a theme store that's going live pretty soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheWinner
    Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

    I was wondering if you all could recommend me a good resource for customizing the look of Wordpress, so it doesn't look like a blog. I've done a bit on my site erikheyl.com but I'm sure there's more I can do. One solution is Artisteer, and I will be picking that up after playing with the demo as it is truly useful. But, being a geek I still like to get my hands dirty with code/graphics. And a good reference is always welcome.

    Thanks gang!
    Hi,

    A really neat tool if you use Firefox, is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843

    You can make all sorts of edits on your webage. Flippa Chick gives great instructions here - Handy Trick for Customizing Wordpress Themes: Mozilla's Firebug Plugin | Flippa Chick

    Also, XHeader is a great tool for making customizable headers.

    Artisteer is also good which I use for some of my niches and sites I flip.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    I love the goodies at WpRecipes.com : Daily recipes to cook with WordPress - lots of tips, code help and ideas, etc., for customizing Wordpress and Wordpress themes/
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