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 Post subject: noob question, where to browse wordpress themes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:04 pm 
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So I have started my blog, not much happening yet but I'm posting regularly. And here's me looking for a theme, and I check out the wordpress theme page. I have a basic idea about what I'm looking for, and I'm thinking to myself "surely someone has created something along the lines of what I'm looking for at some point in wordpress's existence?"

just a nice fantasyish theme, thats all I'm looking for to start out, so I have a look at the wordpress page.

Says there are thousands of themes to view. Brilliant I say to myself. Yes there is the search bar, but I hunt in vain for some form of categories. Nothing. So I use the key word search. Nothing. Another key word. Nothing.

By this time I'm getting pretty frustrated and I'm thinking to myself "Fine, there's thousands of themes, just list them ALL and I will search them by hand..." No list all function. I start tearing at my fur "Show me themes!!!"

It seems only the very most basic key word searches produce anything, and eventually I found a theme that I'm not 100% happy with but it will do for now. assuming wordpress is not lying to me though there are thousands of themes I have not viewed to see if they are what I want because they are only listed through key word search and I can't think of key words to search by past colours that actually show any results.

So the question at the end is, how do you use the wordpress theme page effectively, or is there another site that has wordpress themes that may cater to this wow inspired audience? I swear I just about collapsed when I realised the only way to view themes was by key word search...

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 Post subject: Re: noob question, where to browse wordpress themes
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:33 pm 
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http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

That's the official wordpress massive repository or WP themes. You can't exactly sort it by look. You can sort it by function (x Columns, widget ready, etc).

Doing a quick search on Google for "Free wordpress themes" will bring up a ton of results. Just a word to the wise, make sure you read the fine print. Some of these themes may include things in the footer that link back to another site. While these themes are free, they might also be something called "Sponsor" themes.

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 Post subject: Re: noob question, where to browse wordpress themes
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:15 pm 
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Thank you for the advice.

Being more aesthetic than technical I gravitated to the idea of look over function, guess I am going to have to break that. Will have to sit down and have a long chat with my technical friend helping me with the site. Based on the above I may steer clear of google searching one, though I was not aware of that specific problem, I suspected there would be potential issues pulling a theme from a non "official" site.

Are there any really useful search terms that anyone has found using http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ I just wish there was a way to list a great deal of them in one go and just sort through them based on visuals (I'm so computer illiterate :P)

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 Post subject: Re: noob question, where to browse wordpress themes
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:23 pm 
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I'm always on the lookout for new themes. I have this site in my google reader. There are new themes added often, along with other tools.

http://weblogtoolscollection.com/


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 Post subject: Re: noob question, where to browse wordpress themes
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:29 pm 
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I really like this resource: 100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

Best of luck!

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