Wordpress Theme for Wordpress Beginner

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I'm just starting to learn WP and am looking for the best theme for a beginner. I know that there are thousands and thousands of themes out there, but I need an easy to use theme to begin with.

Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Any theme. If you are a beginner you won't be "using" the theme - ie editing it or changing it. You will be adding content to the site - which is independent of the theme.

    Just go to "Add themes", type in a few basic requirements and see what comes up. It's as simple as clicking "install" and then "activate".

    Changing themes doesn't change the content - with the caveat that sidebars may appear in one theme and not in another, so widgets may come and go.

    Try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Monolith
    a good free theme is simplefolio, google it and download the zip package, I can't link it to you because I haven't got enough posts. Simplefolio is pretty neat and simple, I feel like themes for a business have to be that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabluuk
    Are you willing to spend a little money on it? (approx 40 dollar)
    In that case I would suggest themeforest for themes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      I'd just use the default theme until I had some content up and an idea of what else might benefit the site.

      Make a list of things as you go along.

      What colors do you want?
      What kind of fonts do you like?
      Where do you want widgets and sidebars to appear?
      Etc.

      You can always have a banner created to personalize the brand a bit better. You can get them for $20 or less.

      Using the default theme will get you started quickly on the most important part of the site (the content) and give you time to look around and decide what additional functionality you need.
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      • Profile picture of the author denysapu
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        I'd just use the default theme until I had some content up and an idea of what else might benefit the site.

        Make a list of things as you go along.

        What colors do you want?
        What kind of fonts do you like?
        Where do you want widgets and sidebars to appear?
        Etc.

        You can always have a banner created to personalize the brand a bit better. You can get them for $20 or less.

        Using the default theme will get you started quickly on the most important part of the site (the content) and give you time to look around and decide what additional functionality you need.
        I agree, jump to the "editor" page to try some tweaks and see what happens
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  • Profile picture of the author ykgseo
    Wordpres theame have very easy and good look. I have wordpress theme all type
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWarrior0
    Personally I like pagelines but thats just me
    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
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    • Profile picture of the author Matida
      You will get hundreds of different answers, because there are so many themes on the market. When I started I used the Flexibility theme, but most importantly is that you get experience with Wordpress. You will be able to pick a theme that you like later once you you are proficient with Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Since you are unfamiliar with themes, I'd do like Jill says. Just use one of the ugly default themes and concentrate on content until you identify the goals and needs of the blog. Some themes have better layout for developing a list, and some are geared towards review sites and some are built to mimic a sales letter. I'd avoid those specialty type themes and when you're ready just pick out a theme you like.

    Woo Themes has a large selection of themes and some of them are free. I use Woo Themes more than any other.
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  • Profile picture of the author eeesirbelly
    Hello, you should try out Thesis Themes for a start
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Hi there,

    If you are really serious about blogging and are looking for newbie friendly themes I strongly suggest these 2:

    1) DIYthemes — Run a Killer Website with the Thesis WordPress Theme
    2) Prose Theme by StudioPress

    It's extremely easy to customize, edit etc. You can change just about anything without touching a single line of code. Although they cost quite a bit, but I'm sure it will definitely be a good return on your investment. Both newbies and pros are using them.

    These will be your 1 stop solution for wordpress theme

    Hope this help,
    Jeremiah

    P.S. I'm currently using 1 of the genesis theme by studiopress on my blog
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    Best theme for a beginner Twenty Eleven.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adenan
    try to search for simple & fast loading theme on google..
    you will find one..
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Twenty Ten
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  • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
    Originally Posted by Barbara Gathany View Post

    I'm just starting to learn WP and am looking for the best theme for a beginner. I know that there are thousands and thousands of themes out there, but I need an easy to use theme to begin with.

    Any suggestions?
    I would suggest you go with the default wordpress theme. It's done by the wp staff, and the functions are implemented strictly according to wp guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
    Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven

    You will find both of the theme installed by default.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Another plus for the default Twenty Eleven and Twenty Ten themes - the Wordpress support forums are loaded with people intimately familiar with these themes. If you ask questions, you get excellent answers.
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      • Profile picture of the author krtheriault
        I use themeforest too...they have tons of premium choices...good for beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
    I think that all WP themes are good for beginners,most of them are designed for noobs.
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