If you have decided to create a blog for your business, you might be thinking about using WordPress as a blog platform. This platform provides ease of use and flexibility to allow you to create a unique, visually appealing blog. Unless you are an experienced programmer, you need a WordPress theme to get the most out of your blog. Here are five themes that can help you build an attractive blog and boost the success of your business:
StudioPress offers a simple way for blog owners to implement WordPress themes. Installation is quick and simple, even if you have little experience with WordPress. You can choose from more than a dozen child themes, each are designed for different industries and blog types. Each child theme has several layout options, which gives you the ability to customize the look and feel of your blog.
One of the most attractive elements of StudioPress is the unlimited-use license. You don’t have to purchase an expensive developer license to use StudioPress on multiple sites.
Thesis is a “go to” theme for thousands of webmasters and developers. This theme offers greater customization than most other themes, so that you can create a blog that is truly unique. Colors, layout, navigation, and fonts are all fully customizable.
Using this theme can seem a bit overwhelming if you have little WordPress or coding experience. The sheer number of features may provide you with more than you need if you just want to launch a blog quickly and simply. If you want a custom blog, you may need to hire a programmer to get the most out of Thesis. Alternatively, you can purchase a Thesis skin from a developer. A skin limits customization; however, it can make working with this theme easier.
Like StudioPress, FlexxTheme depends on child themes to create the look and feel of your blog. You can choose to purchase one child theme or purchase all the child themes as a package. You can upload and customize child themes from your WordPress dashboard, which makes installing FlexxTheme a simple process.
Some of the elements of the child themes can be customized, such as the layout and the background color. You can also use the dashboard editor to customize other elements; however, this requires basic coding knowledge.
U-Design offers a flexible platform that provides plenty of options for web developers while offering simplicity for casual users. With U-Design, you have access to more than 400 fonts, which helps you customize the look and feel of your blog. You can also install Google Fonts to further customize your blog’s appearance.
With U-design, you can also change font, link, and background colors with just a few mouse clicks.
Karma is a ThemeForest theme that provides a simple solution for busy blog owners. This theme provides responsive design, which means that your blog will display correctly on laptops, desktop computers, Android phones, iPhones, and tablets. It also includes WooCommerce, a simple payment solution that allows customers to quickly order and pay for products on your blog.
This theme might be an appropriate choice if you want a functional business-oriented blog. The clean layout options and simple color schemes let readers focus on your content instead of being distracted by your blog design.
This has been a guest post from Jayvee at The CEO Magazine, one of Australia’s leading business magazines. Check them online for a preview of next month’s copy.