Help: My Blog Needs a Makeover January 23, 2011Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, Websites.
Tags: best themes, best Wordpress themes, Blog, blog makeover, blog theme, Makeover, Poll, wordpress, Wordpress themes
I think it’s time for this blog to have a makeover. It recently celebrated its second birthday using the same theme it had one DAY ONE — Regulus, which I chose at the time primarily because of the colour scheme and the header.
Right now, at the very minimum, I am thinking of changing themes and give the front page, and in particular the messy categories (on the right column), a complete makeover. When I started this blog I had no idea what I was doing so I came up with too many categories and sometimes threw a single post into two or three different categories. Now I have 25+, with only a few sub-categories, making the category function almost worthless.
So apart from reducing the number of categories (which would take a really long time I think), I would like to have them on a drop down menu on the header, which unfortunately, I don’t think Regulus allows.
I’ve had a look around and I don’t really know what new style I should go for. Should I continue the colourful ‘amateurish’ look or go for something cleaner, sharper, a little more professional looking? It’s actually quite annoying that most of the WordPress themes have fixed widths, which always give them a narrow look that wastes all the space on the side.
Or should, with the traffic I get daily, I bite the bullet and finally get my own domain (ie pay for it) and start hosting advertisements? Would that cheapen the blog? At least it would give me a lot more freedom with the look and feel of it, except I’d probably need someone to help me since I have no idea how to do it all.
Anyway, WordPress themes that have stood out include the following (in alphabetical order). Please vote below — you can choose more than one response. Thanks in advance.