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Suggestions for base theme (8 posts)

  1. dsmcd01
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello...

    I read in this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/67712?replies=18 that the default theme is not the best to use as a basis for a custom theme.

    Can anyone suggest a theme that *would* be good to use as a base theme? I'm using 2.0.2

    Thx,
    D.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Purely as a base, I'd go for

    Gemini (2-col)
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/Gemini/

    Trident (3-col)
    http://eretzvaju.org/trident

    They are ugly - but they don't break :)

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not really. The best thing is to find one that is more or less close to the basic design/layout you want, and try to modify that one.
    Look around at http://themes.wordpress.net

  4. dsmcd01
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    moshu...

    Thanks. The one I want to emulate is the tonus skin, but it's a 1.5 theme and heavily customized for ajax etc. I'll keep looking for a nice base theme.

    podz...

    Thanks. Judging by Gemini's files, I'm guessing it's not a WP v2 theme but I could be wrong. The Outrospective has a bit of a language barrier, I'm not finding where to download the theme. Google's not helping yet.

    Thanks both. I'll keep looking.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    (Almost) all the 1.5 themes work with WP 2.x.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You are right about Gemini - that's from 1.2 :)
    I'll make it a theme...

    Trident - also not a theme but check around that site for some good solid themes too.

  7. dsmcd01
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    moshu...

    Oh, OK. So all basic functionality that's new in WP v2 (e.g., Parent/Child Pages) will work in a default v1.5 theme? That'd be good news. :)

    D.

  8. dsmcd01
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nevermind that last question. I've answered that myself.

    Here I go, diving into the world of themes. If I'm not back by sundown, send help.

    :) :) :)

    D.

    PS...Not only am I a newbie to themes, I'm also a newbie to WP.

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