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Trouble finding a good travel blog theme.

  • 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.

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  • WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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.

    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?

    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..

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    @anevins

    Forum moderator

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

    W3Schools

    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/

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    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..

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    @anevins

    Forum moderator

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

    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”)

    Thanks!

    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?

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

    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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