“WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.” Their are WordPress Themes that are free and premium.
WordPress was started in 2003. Today it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress allows you to have your own piece of real estate on the internet that you can use to build a business and/or share your passion. However, to truly control your piece of real estate you want to make sure you are choosing WordPress.org since it is a self hosting site. (Do not use WordPress.com even if you are a beginner.)
FREE WORDPRESS THEMES
WordPress has thousand of themes to choose from that are free. Some offer more functionality and options than others so take your time to find a theme that works for you. You can filter the long list of Free WordPress Themes based on color, columns, width, features and subject.
As of today there are over 1,400 WordPress Themes to choose from….where do you start? If you are new to blogging you might want to start with one of the Free WordPress Themes and upgrade to one of the Premium WordPress Themes at any time.
Google “most popular wordpress themes” and you will see a list and short description of the most popular themes, go to www.WordPress.org or once inside your dashboard you can select what fits your criteria.
PREMIUM WORDPRESS THEMES
There are 3 major advantages for a blogger to choose a Premium WordPress Theme.
- These themes offer more options and flexibility.
- They have excellent forums that you can join and you can ask questions and learn from others.
- They provide some training on the use of their theme.
Click Here: iThemes (my very favorite theme)
Themes is one of the leaders in producing high-quality premium WordPress themes for photographers, designers, and businesses.
This blog is using iTheme. It is so flexible and easy to customize. (this is my favorite theme)
Click Here: StudioPress
The Genesis Theme Framework is built on a simple, vanilla blog-type parent theme. The great thing about the way Genesis is built, is that the child theme’s functions file is where a number of things occur: additional sidebar widgets, custom functions are defined as well as filtered and hooked.
Click Here: OptimizePress 2.0
OptimizePress is a revolutionary new WordPress Theme that gives you the power to create killer squeeze pages, sales letters, one-time offer pages, launch pages and much more, all through a simple point and click interface. You don’t need to be a technical genius or need a graphics degree to create amazing looking and high converting pages with OptimizePress.
Click Here: Elegant Themes
Elegant Themes aren’t only beautiful, they are also packed full of some amazing features!
This is an attractive theme and pretty easy to work with.
Click Here: Thesis
The Thesis Theme for WordPress is a premium theme designed to serve as a solid foundation for any kind of website. Over 27,000 people rely on the SEO, design flexibility and lightning-fast loading times that Thesis provides. This premium theme is worth the money!
Click Here: Woo Themes
Woo Themes are all built on a solid code framework which has been fine tuned over time. With a new back end to let you easily control the theme options and multiple theme styles to every theme.
Click Here: PageLines
Easy to create beautiful and professional websites with PageLines. Whether you use Whitehouse Pro – Station Pro – iBlogPro4 – Eco Pro. Pagelines offers a variety of themes that allow flexibility and options.