Best WP Themes for Personal IM Blog

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Hello guys! Sometimes i see really good looking templates on IM Blogs.
I found few templates but the type of Fonts are not good. You cant even read the text.
I wanna know guys where you get your templates?
#blog #personal #themes
  • Profile picture of the author zoldusta
    spend some time and do lot's of research on google until you find the one that meet your requirement.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanew
    I love Woo Themes. I've personally used the Editorial theme from theme and loved it for blogging. But I've recently am switching that site over to membership and will be putting OP on there with DAP on backend. You cannot go wrong with WT when it comes to blogging. I would also like to point out: Thesis themes. With their new 2.0 it looks sick with SEO and there themes are the fastest loading of any WP theme which is important. Either of those and you can't go wrong. Woo is cheaper to buy and intergrate, Thesis, you buy the kickin framework, and then you buy the skin. Kind of like putting paint on a fast car. Woo = about $79 and Thesis = about $87 for basic and then buying the skin (of course there are free skins that are awesome) Good luck. hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrDay
    My personal favorites are the ones that you can personalize without really having to touch any coding.

    E.G., Headway, Genesis with Prose, Thesis, or Catalyst Themes.

    Go premium, free themes just aren't going to make the cut.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
    Horacio!

    I used to use Elegant Themes. They've got a bunch of really good themes and an excellent support forum. And I agree with MrDay, if you want quality you're going to have to pay for it.

    When I first got started online, the free templates were usually the cheap ones. If you want you can go a step further and purchase the Thesis Theme.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

    - Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Rossome
    Profits Theme is cool since it comes with a membership stie functionality built in. plus the ability to create landing pages, squeeze pages fairly easily. Check my blog out for one example of it. Might be what you're looking for!

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  • Profile picture of the author dengkane
    IN my opinion, you can just write new posts at first, and don't care about which theme is the best. Then you can take time to check different themes when you have time.

    Your most favorite theme may not be visitors' favorite.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arunabh Singh
    Originally Posted by eglassman88 View Post

    My personal favorite is FreshNews by Woo Themes
    My vote goes to it too. I would also look at some StudioPress themes based on Genesis framework.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I use thesis, although I am not to crazy about Thesis 2.0. But Thesis 1.85 is a great theme to use, simple, seo optimized and professional..
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    • Profile picture of the author lanew
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      I use thesis, although I am not to crazy about Thesis 2.0. But Thesis 1.85 is a great theme to use, simple, seo optimized and professional..
      Really, Thesis 2.0 looks awesome. Was thinking of switching from Woo to Thesis. What don't you like abou it?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
        Originally Posted by lanew View Post

        Really, Thesis 2.0 looks awesome. Was thinking of switching from Woo to Thesis. What don't you like abou it?
        Thesis 2.0 is a step back in my opinion. It is not newb friendly like it promised, and a month and a half later, they still don't have any documentation, or the bonuses promised. We are being repeatedly told by the mods, that there is no time set for the release of the docs or bonuses.

        2.0 is a complete flop. You need to know html and css before you can even begin to make a skin. I rolled my site back to 1.85 which is still a great theme.They still offer 1.85 for download since 2.0 has been such a disappointment. You would be able to gauge the disappointment better on their forums, but you can't access the forums unless you buy

        Version 1.85 is still worth the price IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    ElegantThemes' themes are my personal choice. If you were to take a look at their list of themes, you'll see a "Personal" tab. That's what I use for my personal website/blog site.

    There's no option to choose another font type from its e-Panel, however, If I wanted to tweak something, I do it from Editor's settings.

    By the way, I am using premium themes. While free themes are good, you are limited to what's set for free only.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineblogger2
    You can buy a nice theme from WooTheme or theme junkie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Redwyn88
    Everyone's tastes and preferences are different, I suggest you check out the top 5-10 premium (paid) themes that offer 30 day money back guarantees and keep the one you like the best. Check out Thesis, Genesis, Profits Theme, and the theme clubs like Woo and Elegant for a start.
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    Go to ProfitsThemeDiscount.com to get a $25 discount on Profits Theme.

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    • Profile picture of the author Arunabh Singh
      Originally Posted by masterz View Post

      why not use artisteer to create a theme suitable to your need
      Because it looks like crap. I have tried using it in the past and the theme I generated were very generic done only for link building from its footer. I couldn't use them on my personal blog because they were less than average at best. However, this was 2-3 years ago so I don't know if they have improved or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    A personal blog needs to be individual, so a premium theme is the best way to go.

    If you're not technical expect to pay $500 to get a custom design, but that will be all singing and dancing complete with personal images and custom opt-in box and based on one the premium themes mentioned above.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    It depends on what you are doing or promoting. I have used profits themes and they worked out pretty well.
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  • Profile picture of the author edd666666
    Weaver 2, but don't get hung up on which theme to use, content is king, if your content is good, the theme hardly matters as long as the visitors can navigate the blog cleanly. Good luck, Ed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Birdi
      When it comes to themes ...

      woo themes are excellent, and some really good themes on there, thesis is a great theme, for a personal blog it all depends... So long as you get a basic template that allows you to place adverts, and a good organized layout ... You can always customize your header etc ...

      Whatever you do, go for the paid themes, FREE themes just wont cut it at all...

      Birdi
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  • Profile picture of the author EricDestiny
    I use Focus Theme by StudioPress

    Give it a try, you might love it simple and no Distraction design.

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    Originally Posted by HoracioR View Post

    Hello guys! Sometimes i see really good looking templates on IM Blogs.
    I found few templates but the type of Fonts are not good. You cant even read the text.
    I wanna know guys where you get your templates?
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