Have you selected a WordPress theme to set up a website-blog?
Remember a themes is how you present your content to the world.
There are so many to choose from.
They can be simple.
They can be complex.
As I said here there are a bunch of free WordPress themes.
My Search for a WordPress Theme to set up a Website-blog
I use a premium theme.
I started using WordPress for a business website-blog in 2004.
I started at WordPress.com. This is a free service offered by WordPress. You can host a website-blog using one of 20+ themes. You get a domain ending in .wordpress.com.
It’s very basic. There are a few extension that you pay for but it remains basic.
To get the layout and design you want you need a self hosted website-blog.
I jumped into this about a year after I started.
I tried a number of free themes but they required programming knowledge to get to where I wanted.
I finally found a theme named Frugal. Don’t look for it it is no longer available to purchase. I thought is was the best choice to use to set up a website-blog
Frugal offered a large number of options to modify the layout and operation of the theme.
I purchased a single license for about $80. S soon upgraded to the pro version because people started asking me to help them build a website-blog for them.
There were other themes frameworks but I chose Frugal because the developer is Christian.
Frugal soon became Catalyst WordPress Theme Framework.
A theme framework has a parent theme and child themes. You install both but only activate the child theme.
The parent theme has all the WordPress logic. A child theme is where you can change the look and feel of the theme and your content. This gives great flexibility to get the look you want. And when you want something new all that’s needed is to modify the child theme parameters.
Another reason for using a parent child theme combination is that when the parent theme is updated to follow along with WordPress version upgrades the child theme stays the same as does your website-blog design.
Not too long ago the developers of Catalyst joined forces with Studiopress.
Studiopress is the developer of the Genesis WordPress Theme framework. The Catalyst theme developers implemented a new child theme for the Genesis framework. It’s called Dynamik Website Builder.
This is my tool set now.
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