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Finding the  Right  Theme for  your  Website
Themes Defined <ul><li>Displays what's in your Database (Content)
Adds Style/Design/Structure to your content
Can be very  simple  or very  complex
Simple Theme – CSS File and PHP File
Complex Theme – The Sky's the limit </li></ul>
Choosing a Theme <ul><li>Structure
Design
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Choosing the Right WordPress theme for your site. Presented by Daisy Olsen at WordCamp NYC on November 14, 2009.

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  1. 1. Finding the Right Theme for your Website
  2. 2. Themes Defined <ul><li>Displays what's in your Database (Content)
  3. 3. Adds Style/Design/Structure to your content
  4. 4. Can be very simple or very complex
  5. 5. Simple Theme – CSS File and PHP File
  6. 6. Complex Theme – The Sky's the limit </li></ul>
  7. 7. Choosing a Theme <ul><li>Structure
  8. 8. Design
  9. 9. Features / Options
  10. 10. Support
  11. 11. Development </li></ul>
  12. 12. Things to Avoid <ul><li>Limits on how theme can be modified/used
  13. 13. Encrypted Code
  14. 14. Hijacking Functions
  15. 15. Conclusion: Stick to the WordPress Theme Directory and Commercially Supported GPL Theme providers. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Finding Themes <ul><li>WordPress Free Theme Directory
  17. 17. Commercially Supported GPL Themes
  18. 18. iThemes
  19. 19. WooThemes
  20. 20. StudioPress
  21. 21. Theme Hybrid
  22. 22. Proprietary Themes... </li></ul>
  23. 23. Types of Themes <ul><li>Blog
  24. 24. Photography
  25. 25. Magazine / Newspaper
  26. 26. Business / CMS
  27. 27. Niche </li></ul>
  28. 28. When Nothing Fits <ul><li>Modify Existing
  29. 29. Create from scratch
  30. 30. Build from a Framework </li><ul><li>Blank Themes
  31. 31. Core Frameworks
  32. 32. Parent/Child Structure </li></ul><li>Hire Developer </li></ul>
  33. 33. Questions?
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