Opinions on Wordpress Theme

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Hi all,

I'm looking to start a new blog as a fun side project.

The aim is to create a self help blog that intices it's users through geek culture. Lots of fun and practical advice on relationships, success, dating, motivation but presented with tons of tongue in cheek references to video games, comic books, you get the picture.

I want to do this in a wordpress magazine style. I've taken a look around and I'm unsure of what theme to go for. There's tons to choose soI'd love some feedback on what you guys think...
  1. Young demographic (18-25), intelligent, culturally aware, use the internet a lot, can be somewhat cynical
  2. Slick and simple layout. I think Bleacher Report | Entertaining sports news, photos and slideshows is incredibly simple but does the job perfectly as does www.incomediary.com
  3. Must be space on side panel for twitter, advertising, sign up etc
  4. Site has SELF HELP STYLE CONTENT (usually soft, pale, simple themes) but is aimed towards GAMER AND GEEK CULTURE DEMOGRAPHIC (usually metallic, grungey and busy themes). Middle ground is needed.
Designs I've Seen...

· Felici - Felici
· Volt - Volt | Just another WordPress site
· Bodega - Bodega - Premium WordPress Magaine Theme
· Avenue - Avenue – WordPress Magazine Theme
· MagazineTheme - Organic Magazine Theme Demo
· WPClear 3.0 - WP-Clear – Premium Responsive WordPress Magazine Theme (lots of functionality)
· Goodnews - Good News
· Broadcast - Broadcast | Just another WordPress site
· CadabraPress - CadabraPress
· GlobalPress - Global Press — A Premium News Wordpress 3 Template
· Tutsblog - tutsblog-wordpress-tutorial-magazine-theme
· Shoutbox - Shoutbox Theme Demo | Just another Kriesi.at Theme Demos Sites site
· Maggie - maggie-news-magazine-wordpress-theme
· Bangkokpress - Bangkok Press
· FlowHub - http://flowhub.monkify.com/wp/

Which do you like and why?

Thanks so much guys, I'm kind of spoilt for choice here. Also if there are any more you've seen that would fit what I'm looking for that'd be fantastic.

#opinions #theme #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    I've used a lot of magazine themes and there are many great ones. It doesn't matter what we like ... you have a big list there. Choose one that you like and go with it. You can always change later if you hate it. Just be aware that magazine themes are a bit more work configuring, so if you choose one that is difficult from the beginning, change early and try another one.
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  • Profile picture of the author WittyKris
    Go to Themeforest You can get cool magazine themes like Newscaast Mag Theme. I really like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author wiljep
    Hey Mate

    You have almost chosen similar sites as the theme search was made by you, and all stand to be good

    What would I suggest is get a hold of a developer show them this sites and then create one of your own and upload it as a theme in WP, this would give you an uniqueness also and you can have a design as per your requirement

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  • Profile picture of the author Lenard
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  • Profile picture of the author shantanu
    Good content but u need some mopre reative and attractive content to start a awesome vlog with awful lot of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author hiqasim
    You can find your required theme in themejunkie inventory. They have professionally designed wordpress themes
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