Countless options but still reasonably simple and well structured.you can start with little or no experience and explore from that.
I used Weaver II before, but found it a bit unstructured. Suffusion matched all my requirements - only had 2 minor issues, posted my question here, and instantly got an answer from the author that solved both :)
Many options and very detailed companion blog if you want to expand or change options or play with the code yourself. He even teaches a bit for newbies like myself.
Works great, and very easy to setup a child theme with. Makes designing simple and fun. My only negative is that I'd like to be able to remove the date box a bit easier.
If you're looking for something stable and adaptable, this is a great choice!
Best I liked about it is, its all free... Thanks buddy!
I'm an independent historian/author of 19th- and early 20th-century letterpress fonts, print designer, PDF devoté and website newbie with a budget of zero. When I needed to establish an "Internet Presence," a savvy family member recommended WP. So I jumped head-first into a Crash Course for the Clueless.
I knew *exactly* how my site should look: lean, mean, scholarly and pretty. It turned out that the header config I pictured is "backwards." I wanted an image linked to the "home page" to appear on the right as if integrated at the top of the main navigation sidebar.
Experienced WP users said it couldn't be done. Instead, they raved about slide shows and other state-of-the-art "glitz" that didn't suit the nature of my work. As I browsed available free themes, Suffusion's claim of flexibility grabbed my attention. I downloaded it and explored its possibilities...
Guess what? My first hunch was right, and I never needed to try another theme. Suffusion DID it--just as I imagined. Best of all, by experimenting with the Theme Skinning options, I figured it out all by myself!
Countless thanks to Sayontan Sinha for his HARD work and dedication and to his top-notch forum for help with basics as well as fine-tuning tweaks.
I'm convinced that Suffusion is The Way to Go for newbies like me and for pros too.
good job, coustom
I've been using suffusion for nearly two years and I just love it : it's easy to customize, I've never had a bug. It's great and free (even though I think all of us should donate something to the author).
Not only is this the best free theme it tops many premium pay for themes I've used in my web design business. And, it's being kept up-to-date which is really unusual for a freebie.
A lot of work has evidently gone in to making the Suffusion theme accessible to people with little WP experience. I cut my teeth on this theme and it's certainly helped me to build good looking sites without recourse to a lot of study.
The responsiveness of the author and the consequent richness of the FAQ & support forum is a great asset.
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