So of course there are WordPress themes and WordPress themes. Thought I would record my theme experiences here and update the post as I discover more themes that work well.
Wordpress of course has a great selection of free themes, but the Websites below are great sources of free as well as paid themes:
I learned that the key to selecting a theme is not only what it looks like, but how adjustable it is for tweaking it, how responsive it is for other media such as ipads, phones, etc., how compatible it is for working with most plug-ins, and how adjustable it is for editing the CSS and the design of pages. The simpler the better for being able to work with all of the plugins and avoid conflicts.
Out of the themes I've been exposed to so far these seemed to have worked OK but haven't found an ultimate one yet to rock me off my feet - I get the impression I'll probably always have to tweak what is available and learn to perfect it along the way:
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Recently I found and fallen in love with this free Wordpress theme call " thebox ". It's in their default theme list too. It's very simple and neat and it's free. Also it's responsive. Also it was built to sort automatically few minor headaches I usually have with WP themes. I even now use it with my Firhost blog.
dude_xyx on Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:41 am
Thanks Dude, I'll definitely try it out once I get home after my holidays.
deanhills on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:26 am
Yep. It's very simple but I think its nice base for a good Wordpress site. I'm testing those theme you listed.
dude_xyx on Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:45 pm