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Trouble finding a good travel blog theme. (15 posts)

  1. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress shows me a couple cool ones, but overall I'm not seeing these thousands of themes available to me I dont think.

    Also, do I need to know how to do any coding and stuff like that? In the "Responsive" theme, to edit the homepage it seemed like I had to adjust code.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you look at this page: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ ??

    If you want to make any modifications to your theme beyond built-in options, yes, it will help to know some coding, especially HTML and CSS. PHP is less necessary unless you want to do major reworking of a theme or create you own.

  3. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any recommendations as to where I can learn some basic coding? I've spent hours today customizing a theme I found that I liked. I set up the menu with drop down options. It's lookin ok, but I don't even know if I did it right.

  4. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OH AND...Yes I saw that site. But when I download a theme, I download a folder with a bunch of files, but which is the theme??

    It seems as if I have to mess with coding to use those themes?

  5. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Those are some nice themes at welovewp. Theyre probably not free though.

    Any other site recommendations for free WP themes? I know some have malware written in the code and stuff, so I want to go on the cautious side of free theme sites..

  6. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any recommendations as to where I can learn some basic coding?

    W3Schools

  7. premiumwp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you’re worried about malware and dodgy code in free themes (and rightly so) it’s best to stick to the themes from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  9. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I'm realizing that buying a theme might be a good investment. Especially because some come in packages and I plan on having more than two domains. Here goes the theme search all over again.

    In the past when I've downloaded a free theme off wordpress.org, I download a folder that has a bunch of files in it, but where's the theme? Not too sure how to pull a theme out of those files yet..

  10. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Be aware once you pay for a theme, you will no longer be able to receive support from WordPress forums (for that theme).

  11. In the past when I've downloaded a free theme off wordpress.org, I download a folder that has a bunch of files in it, but where's the theme? Not too sure how to pull a theme out of those files yet..

    The theme is the entire package of files -- the easiest way to install it (if you're using a theme from WordPress.org) is to just search for it within your site, under Appearance > Themes > Install Themes. There's no need to download the zip at all, in that case.

    If you're not able to do that, or you're working with a theme from another source, you upload the entire zip file (again under Appearance > Themes > Install, but this time look for the link that says "Upload")

  12. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks!

  13. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So I found a few sites with some premium themes that I like. One of them is StudioPress. Their themes have the Genesis Framework. I would like to know if this is a viable option for my travel blog site I am creating, or if the genesis framework is some experimental type of thing in the world of WP. NEWB HERE <----

    I'd like to find some unbiased feedback on this Genesis Framework and StudioPress themes?

  14. CodeBotics
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Genesis Framework is good, but it might be overkill for what you need. What exactly are your needs from this theme?

  15. Nhoj_1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will be taking pictures, videos, writing posts, and generally just documenting interesting, fun and informative things. I will also be teaching English as well as traveling, so I want to have a teaching section of the site, where I can help out and learn from other English teachers abroad? I really just have a bunch of jumbled ideas, but ideally, a sleek looking, user-friendly website that will showcase media as well as articles...
    I already have a webhost (bluehost) and domain name (not sure if I should put the link on here?) from Namecheap, next is the theme and the content. Currently it sits on a free theme that I customized for hours before deciding that I need a premium one.

    Also, I just read on here something about how it's a good idea to get a responsive theme these days; something about Google and SEO and mobile devices..

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