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Beware of Bad Themes!

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7:21 pm
August 4, 2012


Money Reasons

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posts 697

Well, I finally did it!  I finally got rid of my old theme!

 

Unfortunately, when I started blogging, I didn't know better and picked one based on how "cool" it looked.  Unfortunately, the theme I picked was a "Beta Theme", and no longer supported.  It was such a bad theme that it never even made it to a "production level" theme.  Oh I thought it looked cool, and was happy with it at first, but within the past year, I started looking at the SEO configuration, and realized that it was making so errors that may have slowed my growth over the years!

 

Don't make the same mistake that I made!  Get a production level theme!

 

Caveat Emptor!!!

Don

7:57 pm
August 4, 2012


Wayne

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posts 125

I've only been blogging for a few months, so I don't have much to compare, but it seems as though the StudioPress themes have great functionality. For a 3 month old site, I often land on page one or two in Google searches and have achieved a PageRank of 2. Aside from the great SEO, they also look pretty good.

J Wayne

VisualFin.com | Financial education through the use of visuals

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9:48 am
August 5, 2012


Edward Antrobus

Fort Collins, CO

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For EdwardAntrobus, I just use Twenty Eleven. I have noticed, however, that it doesn't play all that well with Yoast's Wordpress SEO plugin.

If You Can Read, You Can Cook has a custom theme designed by myself and my brother. That site seems to do pretty well, SEO-wise. It's been growing gang-busters lately.

 I'm looking for editors, beta-readers, and some demographic research for my upcoming novel, Once Upon a Saturn Moon. If you like reading soft sci-fi thrillers, maybe with a touch of romance thrown in, you can find more information at http://seampublishing.com/once…..aturn-moon

If You Can Read, You Can Cookhttp://www.ifyoucanread.com | Think you can't cook? If you can read this sentence, then you can.

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9:48 am
August 5, 2012


Hank Coleman

North Carolina

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posts 363

A quality theme is something that bloggers should definitely invest in. It is well worth the money. It is akin to a good logo. It is just something that you should bite the bullet and pay for. It is a great investment. 

10:15 am
August 5, 2012


Money Reasons

Admin

posts 697

JW @ AllThingsFinance said:

I've only been blogging for a few months, so I don't have much to compare, but it seems as though the StudioPress themes have great functionality. For a 3 month old site, I often land on page one or two in Google searches and have achieved a PageRank of 2. Aside from the great SEO, they also look pretty good.

Seems like you made a good choice!

10:16 am
August 5, 2012


Money Reasons

Admin

posts 697

Hank Coleman said:

A quality theme is something that bloggers should definitely invest in. It is well worth the money. It is akin to a good logo. It is just something that you should bite the bullet and pay for. It is a great investment. 

I'll second that.  A free theme might seem good at the beginning, but it's better to have one that sticks around and continually improves their product!

10:07 am
August 6, 2012


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

Portland, OR

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posts 2120

I'm a Thesis guy. Have never regretted it and never looked back.

10:42 am
August 6, 2012


Marissa

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Eric – NarrowBridge.net said:

I'm a Thesis guy. Have never regretted it and never looked back.

Me too. I like being able to tinker with it when needed and change the look of the theme completely.

-Marissa

PF Blog: Thirtysixmonths.com  Finance Triggers

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