Where should I get a Wordpress theme

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Hi warriors,
I'm looking for a new WP theme that will be good with SEO and will look good as well. I've taken a look in Elegant Themes and the price is good to but not sure with the SEO, anyone knows a better provider?
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    I generally go with one of the WordPress.org stock themes Twenty Twelve, or Twenty Eleven, or a child theme based on one of them.

    I depend on WordPress SEO by Yoast for SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    I don't think I've ever paid for a theme. My favorite theme right now is catch box and it is one of the free ones. I would suggest first looking at the theme uploader built into your wordpress before deciding if you want to buy a theme. I much prefer to use a basic free one and then either making tweaks on it myself (if needed) or hiring someone to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgray
    Theme Forest has a lot of good themes. I would have recommeded Catalyst framework yesterday but they bailed on me once again (Frugal before) for Genesis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffany Locke
    I would recommend Themeforest too if you want a better theme. By the way, besides SEO what else do you need for a theme?
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    • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
      Originally Posted by Tiffany Locke View Post

      I would recommend Themeforest too if you want a better theme. By the way, besides SEO what else do you need for a theme?
      I looking for a flexible, responsive and well designed theme. I failed to find one on the free themes mainly because the themes features not always well presented.
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  • Profile picture of the author preets
    woo themes are very good , I am using them for all my sites.
    PM me if you need my help .

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    • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
      Originally Posted by preets View Post

      woo themes are very good , I am using them for all my sites.
      PM me if you need my help .

      Thanks
      Preeti
      Do you recommend Woo themes, have you used elegant themes?
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  • Profile picture of the author techfriend
    Please can you tell me for which Industry do you need theme, Based on that I will suggest you theme, though you can check on themeforest dot net
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    • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
      Originally Posted by techfriend View Post

      Please can you tell me for which Industry do you need theme, Based on that I will suggest you theme, though you can check on themeforest dot net
      Personal blog actually
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyW
    I've never paid for a theme personally, but it depends on what you're looking to do with your site. If your just setting up a personal blog, I wouldn't suggest you spending any money. I always use the free themes from WordPress.org and then customize them to my liking.
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    • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
      Originally Posted by BillyW View Post

      I've never paid for a theme personally, but it depends on what you're looking to do with your site. If your just setting up a personal blog, I wouldn't suggest you spending any money. I always use the free themes from WordPress.org and then customize them to my liking.
      Yeah but there aren't a lot of themes there that actually looks well. I mean the themes on elegant themes are amazing. I already looked at the free theme section and nothing caught my eyes.
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      • Profile picture of the author BillyW
        Originally Posted by CrisisCore08 View Post

        Yeah but there aren't a lot of themes there that actually looks well. I mean the themes on elegant themes are amazing. I already looked at the free theme section and nothing caught my eyes.
        Do you have any HTML/CSS/PHP experience? You could always get a free theme and then edit it so it will resemble a theme that you like.
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        • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
          Originally Posted by BillyW View Post

          Do you have any HTML/CSS/PHP experience? You could always get a free theme and then edit it so it will resemble a theme that you like.
          I know client side (HTML, CSS) but not PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author reymarguia
    themeforest is the best. I would recommend it.
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    • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
      Originally Posted by reymarguia View Post

      themeforest is the best. I would recommend it.
      The problem about theme forest is that random people are uploading a theme. I don't really have tech support.
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  • Profile picture of the author batgioi69
    I think you should make yourself the template with Photoshop & HTML, it's not so difficult but it's worth to do, you will have many benefit from it ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author KELLOGGS
    Go for Gonzo from Themeforest. It's clean and professional and easy to use.

    If you don't like it Themeforest is still the place to go to find the theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexbardera
    Check out Fresher Themes. They're responsive and optimized for SEO. The "Alter Ego" theme is free for personal use if you want to give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author GM AYAAN
    I Think U Can Get WP themes here
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMadHatter
    Elegant themes is by far my favorite after having tried numerous other brand name themes. I would highly recommend. The seo is simple and the special ET control panel is incredibly easy to use compared to others. The only thing I could complain about is ad integration but there are plugins which you can use to add your ad code how you would like. Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
      Originally Posted by TheMadHatter View Post

      Elegant themes is by far my favorite after having tried numerous other brand name themes. I would highly recommend. The seo is simple and the special ET control panel is incredibly easy to use compared to others. The only thing I could complain about is ad integration but there are plugins which you can use to add your ad code how you would like. Hope this helps.
      Do you think that the yearly price is worth it?
      I do need to pay every year at least 40$ when I only need one theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMadHatter
    IMO the price is def worth it. They have 80+ themes constantly updated and 4 plugins built specifically for them. Their control panel built into the themes compared to others alone is worth the money IMO. Makes it so much easier to build sites with and the people making these themes seem to have a pretty good eye for design. I don't have much more than basic HTML5/CSS and now some PHP and have been able to take care of all the stuff I have needed to do on numerous sites.

    I would like to note however if you plan on putting a bunch of advertising on your site it will likely require plugins and WooCommerce takes a little tinkering with to work sometimes. Other than that however I would put most of ET themes above the competition generally. Mainly just based on design and the control panel.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlos1968
    Hi

    Give a try here:

    Top SEO Wordpress Themes

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author skillboyz
    If you are looking for custom wordpress theme then you must hire theme designer but if you are looking for free one you can search on the internet you will get lots of free themes
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    i think google has a better and more answers to that question.
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  • Profile picture of the author pewpewpewmonkeys
    Do you recommend Woo themes, have you used elegant themes?
    I've used both Woothemes AND Elegant Themes.

    ET are *gorgeous*, however, they run a bit clunky. I can't express it well, I just get the feeling that corners were cut in the coding process. Also, I disagree about the control panel being easy to use, at least in comparison to Woo. As for price, I *do think the ET price is fair considering how many themes you're getting, but of course there's no way you're ever going to use all of them anyway.

    With woothemes you get a package deal. Make sure you get the Canvas theme because you can do so much with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertBarkley
    You can use Theme Junky and Theme Fusion for this propose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Compton
    I'm sure Elegant Themes has good SEO, plus you can use the free YOAST SEO Plugin
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