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Hi, I am looking at designing a site with WP, can anyone advice me on themes to use and/or plug-ins that I should consider?

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick
    Originally Posted by ProfJannes View Post

    Hi, I am looking at designing a site with WP, can anyone advice me on themes to use and/or plug-ins that I should consider?

    Jannes

    There are thousands or themes out there and there are thousands of plugins as well.

    We can give you suggestions only if you let us know what kind of website you want to create.
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  • Profile picture of the author abdulquddus
    Originally Posted by ProfJannes View Post

    Hi, I am looking at designing a site with WP, can anyone advice me on themes to use and/or plug-ins that I should consider?

    Jannes
    Hi,

    You can search for "best plugins for wordpress", Themes designs are available on wordpress.org
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  • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
    As has already been mentioned there thousands of themes out there and at least half of them are free for the asking. Personally I'm using Socrates under the license that allows for use on unlimited number of sites. I prefer a layout that resizes with the browser as opposed to a fixed layout. The fixed layout typically only has content down the middle of the window leaving a broad band of empty space down either side. That's really kind of old school and doesn't take advantage of newer CSS functionality. A liquid or dynamic layout is much better especially with newer monitors that often are much wider than the earlier generation of monitors.

    WP allows you to create "pages" that are not blog post and you can set which "page" is the default landing page. So your site can have the best of both worlds, "pages" like a regular website and a blog where you can keep adding new fresh content that is indexed individually for each post. To Google this gives you lots of pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Revenant45
    Why Wordpress? Are you trying to build a blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author cyberdog
      Don't forget about some seo plugins. They are very helpful.
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      • I have literally just installed WordPress onto my current site. A lot to learn it seems :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlErik
    I always look for themes when I've already outlined by myself how I want the site to look and feel. Much easier that way to actually find a good theme.

    As for plug-in's I personally always use All in One SEO Pack and Google XML Sitemap as a base.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Lett
      I have found that some of the most robust WordPress themes are offered by "Headway Themes". They also have a money back guarantee, which is reassuring.
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  • Profile picture of the author aptohosting
    WP Zoom themes are very nice and very affordable, check them out. As for plugins, just search for must have plugins on google and you will find a huge list!
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  • Profile picture of the author wpgwalt
    Woo Themes is pretty good for wordpress themes. Or Google "premium wordpress themes" - you can't go wrong with some of the membership packages. $200 for access to all the themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author adarea
    offer many free themes online, you may find to try.
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