I am planning to make a content website where I post 3-5 articles every week in the tech and gaming peripherals/news niche with Adsense and Amazon as an income source.
I am looking for some themes that would suit a tech blog, preferably as cheap as possible since budget is a very big issue.
Currently, I am hesitating between these two themes (Please let me know if links are not allowed):
ListMag ($29): List Mag WP Just another WordPress site
It looks like it has a lot of features and it has a lot of Ad slots which might be handy for Adsense conversions.
This one is free and looks like it has just as many features as ListMag, only that the footer has the theme credit on it.
Edit: Another theme I am interested in:
Magneto ($29): http://bk-ninja.com/magneto_game/homepage-2/
I like Magneto for the things it offers but is is kind of similar to Benavente in some way. apart from the fact that you can make a lot of custom designs so you can use it for multiple websites.
Does any of you have a theme to suggest? I figured that a cluttered theme might give a site a more authoritative look, but it can also distract the user from noticing any call-to-actions.
EDIT: I want to ask apart from that, can you add sidebar and in-article ads on whichever theme there is as long as there is HTML support and custom widget support?