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Theme "factories"

A former member
Post #: 6
Lorelle, Thanks for the info. I will keep it in mind. One thing I've decided to do is cram a WordPress book, especially the theming section. Granted, it won't make me an expert over night but it will help give me a lay of the land so that at least I have an idea of what is going on and I can (hopefully) approach things in a logical manner rather than a haphazard manner.

As far as hosting at WP.com....Again, I will keep that in mind. I know you can customize their themes by editing the .CSS but doesn't it limit the theme options? Or does the hosting option allow WP.org themes to be used?

Thank you.
Lorelle V.
Lorellev
North Plains, OR
Post #: 11
You can customize WordPress.com Themes but it doesn't have anything to do with the Theme options. You can customize any WordPress.com Theme framework however you want for a small fee. No limits. There are something like almost 200 Themes to choose from on WordPress.com and there has to be some kind of framework you can use and the rest is CSS. Simple and easy, seriously.

However, honestly, you can create a powerful look and feel with CONTENT not Theme. For example, check out what I did at http://lorelleteaches...­ That's the 2011 Theme (unless you land there during one of my classes and I'm switching and changing it for them :D ). Without touching the CSS, which I could have, I added the background and the dramatic header and the rest is focused on the content. I can clutter it all up with content and it looks good because the Theme's style is pretty simple.

Keep it simple and fill it with pretty content - a good motto when you are starting out.
A former member
Post #: 7
You can customize WordPress.com Themes but it doesn't have anything to do with the Theme options. You can customize any WordPress.com Theme framework however you want for a small fee. No limits. There are something like almost 200 Themes to choose from on WordPress.com and there has to be some kind of framework you can use and the rest is CSS. Simple and easy, seriously.

However, honestly, you can create a powerful look and feel with CONTENT not Theme. For example, check out what I did at http://lorelleteaches...­ That's the 2011 Theme (unless you land there during one of my classes and I'm switching and changing it for them :D ). Without touching the CSS, which I could have, I added the background and the dramatic header and the rest is focused on the content. I can clutter it all up with content and it looks good because the Theme's style is pretty simple.

Keep it simple and fill it with pretty content - a good motto when you are starting out.
Good information. I'll keep it in mind. I'm not sure that will be sufficient in this particular case but it is good information that I will keep in mind.
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