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Hey everyone,

To all those wordpress users out there, I just wanted to get some input as to what everyone thinks is the best theme to use for affiliate marketing. The theme can be either free or paid, since I am willing to spend some money on it.

Thoughts??

--Wizz--
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  • Profile picture of the author makemoneywizz
    I have heard that Thesis is a good one, but I have not actually seen what it looks like.
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    I second Thesis + Clickbump Themes (not all of them are for Adsense)
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    • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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      Originally Posted by trytolearnmore View Post

      I second Thesis + Clickbump Themes (not all of them are for Adsense)
      I further support the THESIS theme! Although I also use OPTIMIZE PRESS and that's really impressive too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Flexibility is good if you're doing blogging.

    Optimizepress is good if you're doing squeeze pages and sales pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author robfts
    I love profitstheme for building affiliate sites. The design and flexibility are beyond anything I've seen, plus it is EASY to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author ljlinning
      I am just beginning to start profit theme. Any advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author sandhi
    Elegantthemes,Templatic and Woothemes is good..
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  • Profile picture of the author WhiteDove
    Thesis in my mind is the best...
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  • Profile picture of the author James B
    I would do thesis if I can afford it. But, if its free then I would just start with woo themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
    My personal favourite is the Genesis framework from StudioPress with the Lifestyle child theme.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author i am brad
    One thing about thesis is that it is just a framework. You still have to do customization (change css) to get it to look the way you want. I have a developers license of thesis. I think elegant themes would be your cheapest route 39.00 per year and you can use any of their themes (60+)
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulyC
    I use two themes... Thesis for my main money sites (ie. my blogs) and optimize press for my squeeze pages, sales pages, and content delivery.

    I doubt I'll ever stray from these two, they work exceptionally well.
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    • Profile picture of the author TMW
      Originally Posted by PaulyC View Post

      I use two themes... Thesis for my main money sites (ie. my blogs) and optimize press for my squeeze pages, sales pages, and content delivery.

      I doubt I'll ever stray from these two, they work exceptionally well.
      Hi PaulyC. Tina here.

      I'm just wondering: do I need to know CSS or html to use thesis? I would really love to know. After purchasing template software for $130, I just spent one month building a site on another template (artisteer) that I can't upload.

      Before I buy another template, I'd sure like to know if I can use it without knowing CSS or html. Thank you so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
    In terms of advertising Heatmap theme for WordPress is good for Adsense and widgetized ads.

    I use Pagelines on some of my blogs. Its good for tech, modern style sites.

    However I find that the best thing to do when wanting a wordpress theme is to do searching through wordpress theme sites. There are literally thousands of them, both free and paid. I say this because you probably have an idea in mind what you want your site to look like roughly and may see a theme that you like and think that will go well for your site.

    I know it sounds stupid but I have spent weeks searching for the right template I'm happy with for some of my sites. Installing many and finding out despite looking good at first it doesn't work how I want it to in some way or something. For me its either been that, buy one or make your own. Hope to give you some help.

    Mike.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Baron
    i am big fan of gabfire themes , they make some amazing looking themes ,also they very easy to handle in the back office ,
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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    I had tried CTR theme. Looks good and simple. Try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Edwards
    Sounds like Thesis has a pretty strong endorsement!
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    • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
      Originally Posted by Ashley Edwards View Post

      Sounds like Thesis has a pretty strong endorsement!
      In my opinion, Catalyst is better. But, that's just me...

      You can make Catalyst look like any other theme.
      It has a built-in CSS Builder.
      The upcoming version will have some additional "mobile-friendly" features.

      If they integrated some OptimizePress-style sales page features, it would be perfect.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExpressFans
    My opinion for best wordpress simple and flexible themes the nr1 for me is woothemes

    Try it , simple and flexible themes
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  • Profile picture of the author sanwacik
    I know Woothemes, Thesis, Elegantthemes and Optimize Press are used quite often.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley C
    Depends on what you're marketing exactly, and what your goals are. I love the recent 'Notebook' theme that just came out on Themeforest recently. It's currently one of my favorites. It's simplistic but professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author rrm
    I like and use Builder from iThemes. Not free, but it's good.

    When I was new to WordPress, I was not about to use a mere framework, like Thesis, when I had no idea how to flesh it out.

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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    another thesis lover for paid themes. but there are some good free themes like pagelines, thematic in wp directory..
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    • Profile picture of the author tinknocker
      I have clickbump and am very happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Denyros
    Flexibility Theme is good for affiliate
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  • Profile picture of the author stormwebent
    For affiliate marketing, Thesis - if you can handle the learning curve and cost. If aesthetics are not that important to you, you don't have to do that much customization.There are also thesis themes - free and paid) floating around.

    Ithemes Builder is handy, if you want to use a lot of widgets for ads etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    Originally Posted by makemoneywizz View Post

    Hey everyone,

    To all those wordpress users out there, I just wanted to get some input as to what everyone thinks is the best theme to use for affiliate marketing. The theme can be either free or paid, since I am willing to spend some money on it.

    Thoughts??

    --Wizz--
    I personally use Thesis theme for my affiliate sites.

    The code is very "clean" so it is great for SEO purpose and Google likes it. Furthermore, it is very easy to use.

    The only downside is the cost - $167.

    OptimizePress costs $97 and it is great for squeeze page, sales page etc....
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  • Profile picture of the author whiterabit
    I totally rate Pagelines but again its handy if you get the framework too. I run all my sites through pagelines.
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    • Profile picture of the author jessicalynn
      You might consider getting a piece of software like Artisteer and creating your own theme. The software is very easy to use and you can set everything up exactly how you want it.
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  • Profile picture of the author fermanaziz
    Elegantthemes, Thesis and ThemeForest have good themes
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  • Profile picture of the author makemoneywizz
    I checked out Optimize Press and I like that one a lot, thanks to anyone who mentioned that.

    It seems like many people like the thesis theme, especially for affiliate sites. Seems to be one of the cleanest, most professional looking ones.

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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    I love them in this order

    Woothemes - they also provide some very nice free themes
    Genesis - I've worked a lot with this framework and I love it
    Thesis - I've done just basic things but I know that many people prefer this framework
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  • Profile picture of the author Harjeet05
    Wordpress is best site for blogging
    and Thesis and ThemeForest both themes are good.
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    • Profile picture of the author makemoneywizz
      Originally Posted by Harjeet05 View Post

      Wordpress is best site for blogging
      and Thesis and ThemeForest both themes are good.
      Just checked out ThemeForest and it is quite cool. THanks for the tip buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author angelx
    There is such a wealth of amazing free Wordpress themes out there, that you never really need to buy any premium themes. For IM niches inove is a nice looking theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author zharfan
    i recommended solostream for wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author cjbwebs
    I use Socrates now
    I tried using Thesis but the learning curve was too steep for me of little exp... :-)

    cjbwebs
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  • Profile picture of the author fileppoa
    My best and favorite wordpress theme are
    Suffusion, Liquorice and Toolbox.

    Thanks all...................
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMarketerX
    StudioPress
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  • Profile picture of the author legendkeeper
    A two page theme with simple colors will be sufficient enough for this purpose. One page is to advertise affiliate program and other is for the contact info.
    You don't need any columns or sidebars for the website.
    Just use a simple color theme. I will prefer a free theme as there are a lot out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author managepro
    I would say Optimizepress is a good theme for Affiliate Marketing or if you have your own products.
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