Finding the Best WordPress Theme for Your Blog

Finding the perfect WordPress Theme for your blog or CMS website can be a long and even daunting task. Particularly if your requirements are very specific but you find yourself digging through Google in endless searches. If you know where to look for some of the best-quality WordPress themes, and where you can find a […]

Finding the perfect WordPress Theme for your blog or CMS website can be a long and even daunting task.  Particularly if your requirements are very specific but you find yourself digging through Google in endless searches.  If you know where to look for some of the best-quality WordPress themes, and where you can find a wide variety of designs and layouts, this can save you a lot of time.

Over the last months a lot of my time has been spent on revamping several of my WordPress blogs.  As part of this process, I spent time learning more about WordPress and CSS, so that I could customize WordPress Themes more easily.  But I also spent a lot of time searching for the best WordPress Themes I could find, until I found the perfect themes for what I wanted to accomplish with my own blogs.

The search for the perfect WordPress Theme can be very time consuming, especially if you don’t know where to look.

Therefore I have put together a page on this blog of excellent free and premium WordPress themes.   You can find this page at Great WordPress Themes.

In the course of my search I came across some real gems.  Now, some of these are very well-known sources of premium themes which you may have heard of.  But you might not have heard of all of them, or you might not have tried the same themes I have used.

To a large degree, the theme you choose for your blog will be influenced by the nature and purpose of your blog.  One theme might be perfect for one niche or blog, while another theme will be perfect for something else.  Thus, I can not say there is one “Best WordPress Theme.”  But there are several fantastic WordPress Themes, and “families” of WordPress Themes, which are definitely among the best!

If you are searching for the perfect theme for one of your blogs, I hope I will be able to help you save some time in finding the one that is right for you.  Please visit my page on Great WordPress Themes to find out more.  I will also continue to add to that page and update this blog whenever I find more high-quality themes and designs.

Once again, here is the link:

Find the Best WordPress Theme for your Blog

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22 Responses to “Finding the Best WordPress Theme for Your Blog”

  1. Anna
    May 12, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    Thanks for your comment! You know its funny you mentioned iThemes because I actually had them on my list and somehow overlooked them when I made this page. So I will add it. Also funny that you mentioned the Tweetmeme plugin as I was just thinking about that today and how I should install something like this! Thanks for telling me about it 🙂

  2. Anna
    May 13, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    Hmm … well I added the Tweetmeme button, although I couldn’t put it within the post because the plugin isn’t compatible with this theme. It doesn’t sit so well next to the Digg button – it would be nice if they were the same size! But I suppose I will leave it there and see how it goes 🙂

  3. Luca
    May 12, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    Hi Anna,
    Thanks for the great WordPress templates resources. I hate code, well actually I’m not very good at it so modifying templates is a chore for me. I too searched for a long time and am still not totally happy with my templates. I guess we always want to make changes as we learn. I use the Flexx Theme by Ithems – it’s very as the name indicates, flexible. I’ll add your disoveries to my list.
    Thanks,
    Luca
    p.s. I’ve tweeted your post. Do you know of the tweetmeme plugin? It adds a retweet button at the top of your post. It makes it very easy for readers to retweet for you. I’ve just added it to my blog.

    Luca’s last blog post..Can Twitter Help an Offline Business?

  4. thomas@web hosting reviews
    May 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    You are right! finding the right theme to compliment your site is hard. I used to look all over the place for free theme and 99% of the time none of them were really very good.

    So I decided to try my hand at making my own themes and building them in such a way they had the functionality I wanted for a particular site.

    I haven’t looked back since. Don’t get me wrong, free themes and commercial themes can be great, but if you don’t know how to edit a theme and make it do what you want, your basically stuck with what someone else considers a functional theme.

    thomas’s last blog post..StartLogic

  5. aditya@Web Design Dubai
    May 21, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    Hi,
    Very nice post.
    Thanks for the all he wordpress theme or template.
    This are the great resource.

  6. Tom
    May 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for the link, i think the problem is there is no perfect theme – so you’re right its worth learning a bit of CSS to adapt the themes. I’ve been using the revolution theme for my blogs but might update them soon (seems a bit slow to load)

    Tom’s last blog post..Buying Green Tea

  7. vijendra@Webdesign nj
    May 22, 2009 at 12:55 am #

    Hi,
    Thanks Anna for this wonderful post.I too searched for a long time and now a little bit satisfied with my templates.
    Thanks once again for sharing .

  8. Usman Shahzada
    May 22, 2009 at 2:26 am #

    I am facing the same problem as i have yet to find a perfect theme for my blog. I want a tech theme and still havent been able to find the “right one” for me. Any suggestions? as which theme shall i go for my tech blog

    Usman Shahzada’s last blog post..10 different Ways to do Search Engine Optimization

  9. Anna
    May 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi Usman – I suggest you look through the themes above. Maybe the Thesis theme, one of the Studio Press Themes, Hybrid News, or the Ultimate Blogging Theme? But I am not sure, I will keep it in mind the next time I am looking at themes and let you know if I think of something good.

  10. vicky@Wigs wolverhampton
    June 3, 2009 at 6:37 am #

    Hi,
    Great job Anna.Keep it up.
    This is really good information.
    Thanks for the link provided for word press templates.
    Thanks once again……….

  11. Tom
    June 12, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    It does take a lot of work to find a theme that fits exactly what you want and until you can code well its difficult to customize well. I’ve been using the revolution theme across all my blogs, I’ve learnt how its coded and so have been able to work on improving it. I’ve also been trying to work on speed as its a slow theme. If i can’t improve the speed might have a look at some of themes in the post!
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  12. Sunshine coast web design
    June 17, 2009 at 3:30 am #

    Hi, it is very exiting to find theme for our wordpress blog, I have used wordpress 2.7 version and I got really very good theme there. And also get links from our own blog and also get traffic high to my own site.

  13. remesh@Webdesign nj
    June 23, 2009 at 2:47 am #

    i have a blog. i really want to have a great theme. this post will really help me a lot

  14. Nimmy@Seo uk
    June 28, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    Their are lot of beautiful WordPress themes that are very good and also very professional in use as i will love to have such themes for my websites.

    Thanks.

  15. remesh@Web design sunshine coast
    June 29, 2009 at 6:19 am #

    this one is great.i just love word press theme .much useful for me..

  16. Webdesign nj
    June 30, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    Hi,
    Thanks for the link.
    I think the problem is there is no perfect theme,so you’re right its worth learning a bit of CSS to adapt the themes.
    Thanks once again for sharing…….

  17. anshul@Webdesign ny
    July 25, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    I’m looking for the themes that suit my blog & found this link, which have great collection of themes. This one really helps me out. Thanks

  18. jim
    August 20, 2009 at 5:02 am #

    this is fantastic .i would say.
    wonderful themes.
    great. thanks .keep sharing.

  19. jim@xenapp web
    August 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    some wonderful themes are given.just love this. so useful. thanks for sharing.

  20. Anna
    October 12, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    @Tom – I think that learning to customize existing themes is a great gradient approach toward learning more code and learning more about WordPress. If you want to eventually be able to create your own themes from scratch, this is also a great way to start. Especially if you have a premium theme which includes access to a support forum that can answer your questions and give you advice on coding, etc.

    Some examples of great themes, for which you can get access to support forums, are:

    http://websitesandwebhosting.com/goto/studiopress/
    http://websitesandwebhosting.com/goto/woo/
    http://themehybrid.com/

    (These are some themes/forums which I have personal experience. You can find more at http://buildingfromnothing.com/resources/great-wordpress-themes/ if you are interested).

  21. Technology Tips and Tricks
    November 11, 2009 at 1:19 am #

    Very nice post. Thanks for the all he wordpress theme or template Anna.
    This are the great resource
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  22. fslshzd@cosmetic dental marketing
    January 24, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    Anna Dear! Your blogs are not only inspirational but also informative. By this I learned how to aptly select the theme for your web site page. Indeed Word press has made it easy to update and edit your web pages at your own pace.
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