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Choosing a WordPress theme

Choosing a WordPress theme

We will be discussing how to evaluate themes, theme developers and marketplaces.

Meetup Agenda

• 6:00 - 6:15pm - Networking 

• 6:15 - 6:30pm WordPress News

• 6:30pm: Choosing a WordPress theme

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  • Dan M.

    Thanks to both Johns! I thought it would be a great if people could try out WP themes without having to buy the theme just to discover it doesn't do what they thought or expected. So I installed a new WP site on one of my domains and put on the theme I use, which is Avada by Theme-Fusion (Themeforest). If you want to try out the theme, not just view it, but actually log on to see the backend, just email me at [masked] and I'll provide the user log on account info. If you do decide to test drive the theme, here's the link to the documentation:

    Also, the theme has an option to download demo content, it's already been downloaded from Avada, so don't download it again cuz it will ready mess up the site!


    1 · July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, guys, for the great insights and resources...good stuff!

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Erica H.

    Thanks, John -- very helpful!

    July 24, 2014

  • Paul Y.

    Thanks, John. Nicely done!

    July 24, 2014

  • John T.

    Thanks to everyone who came out. It was great to meet everyone. You can get a copy of the slide I used at

    2 · July 23, 2014

  • Aaron D.

    Hey guys and gals, what do you think of this article?

    July 16, 2014

    • Erica H.

      They're a fad that has seen its day. Being a web designer means not just throwing something on a website because everybody else has it.

      July 18, 2014

    • John T.

      We can hope. But I think sliders are going to be with us for a long time as long as decision makers evaluate a "good" design based purely on aesthetics, regardless of what the designer recommends.

      July 18, 2014

  • Zvia B.

    I have another event this night- I wish I could go :(

    July 18, 2014

  • John B.

    I love to win things on the internet and I thought this would be perfect for this group. WPBeginner has a huge giveaway right now and I hope someone here wins. More info at

    All the prizes are WordPress related... good luck and I hope we all win!

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • John T.

    I used to use Headway. Now I use a custom theme I built myself.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • John B.

    What themes do you currently use? Or do you have a go-to theme that you use for everything?

    July 1, 2014

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