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How To Create a WordPress Theme In Under 10 Minutes – Artisteer Review

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Best Minimalist WordPress Theme and Why Use Minimal Themes

Best Minimalist WordPress Theme and Why Use Minimal Themes

What is a minimalist WordPress theme?

It’s a theme that has little or no design and graphics. Essentially it’s a naked theme that you can design from scratch.

Most themes are fully designed. They’re great if you like the design, more or less.

Why use minimal themes?

Because in some cases, it’s faster to start creating and implementing a website design from scratch than changing a designed template.

What’s the best minimalist WordPress theme?

Of course, any “”best”” determination is an opinion. You may agree or disagree. I like reading “”best of”” and “”best whatever”” articles because it’s a starting point for me when researching for a product or service purchase.

Therefore, I’ll throw my two cents worth in the ring on what I think is the best minimalist WordPress theme.

Prose by StudioPress is in my view, the best minimalist WordPress template. I base this opinion on two grounds:

1. It has a comprehensive built-in customization panel, and2. It’s actually a child theme that operates on the Genesis Framework.

Reason #1: Prose has a comprehensive built-in customization panel

Prose is StudioPress’ “”build a website from scratch”” template. In order to do this, StudioPress developed a comprehensive panel in which you can easily and quickly design your website.

Also, Prose comes with pretty much no design. Essentially you get a naked minimalist WordPress theme but with the power of the Genesis Framework. Which brings me to my second reason for proclaiming Prose as the best minimalist WordPress theme.

Reason #2: Prose Operates on the Genesis Framework

The Genesis Framework operates as a parent and child theme configuration. The parent is Genesis, the design and style is dictated by a child theme.

Why not just customize Genesis the parent theme?

Because when you update Genesis (all themes get updated), you’ll lose your customization work. When you design your website on a child theme, when you update Genesis, your customization remains unaffected. This is one of the major benefits of the parent / child theme set up.

Before I moved my sites to Genesis, I resisted upgrading my themes because I knew I’d have to do a bunch of work. Now updating is simple and no work (as long as you restrict all customization and design on your child theme).

Moreover, Genesis has an “”update now”” button in the WordPress dashboard. Just click the “”update Genesis now”” button and you’re done. No more updating via your CPanel in your hosting service.

Premium themes such as Genesis drive innovation

In the early days of WordPress, there wasn’t a huge difference between premium (paid) themes and free themes. Your choice came down to design. Premium themes promoted the fact they paid more attention to design.

Now, however, premium theme developers are constantly pushing the envelope on WordPress innovation. In my view, StudioPress, with Genesis, is a leader in theme innovation.

StudioPress themes were my first WordPress paid theme purchase. I liked their design. I also liked the navigation flexibility and the Featured Posts feature their themes offer. Since then, I’ve bought many other premium themes to see what else is available (I’ve stopped using free themes a long time ago). In the end, after much testing and toying with many themes, most of my websites are built on the Genesis Framework.

Changing your mind about your design – consider the following scenario:

You buy a minimalist WordPress theme (or use a free one). You spend some time designing it, but then aren’t pleased with the design and wish to use a pre-designed theme. Chances are part of your design process is configuring navigation and layout. If you use Prose on the Genesis Framework, all you need to do is install another child theme and your navigation and layout configuration remains generally the same (the home page may change depending on the home page of the new child theme).

If you don’t use a parent / child theme set up, then when you install a new theme, you start from scratch. My point is swapping child themes reduces your overall work in the long run. I know, because I’ve gone through this process more than once with and without the Genesis Framework.


How to Get a WordPress Theme With No Linkback Required

How to Get a WordPress Theme With No Linkback Required

When searching for a good WordPress theme to use for your blog or business website, it is wise to get a premium theme that the designer doesn’t require you to link back to his/her site. Linking back means you leave a link in the footer of your site pointing to the template site or its affiliate site from every web page of your site. So, if you have thousands of web pages, your site will give away thousands of backlinks just like that, thus, diluting the link juice your site gets from other sources. Your site will not reap the full benefit of incoming links, because it is sharing it with the template site or its affiliate site.

There are dangers of linking to a site you can’t entirely trust. If the WP template site engages in something illegal or something that is against the guidelines of major search engines, your site will be in danger of being penalized, because your site is linking to it. In the eyes of search engines, backlinks are seen as votes of approval. Are you sure you approve of those sites you link to?

I used such themes for a while when I wasn’t entirely aware of the implications. Then, I woke up! I searched day and night for a perfect blog theme that was search engine-optimized, very customizable without requiring me to tweak some codes and one that is private label (not demanding a linkback). I was dismayed as you are now to find out there was none available.

At that stage I got a professional web designer friend to design an easily customizable WP theme that would be private label, search engine-friendly and packed with all the best bug-free WordPress plugins necessary to operate a blog successfully. My friend went to work and after just two weeks, a new blogging theme emerged that saved me from linking back to the template site.

Look for a cute WordPress theme that incorporates all the necessary tags needed to optimize sites for search engines, color changing function, optimal advertising placement, no linkback required from users, the flexibility to install it on multiple domains, amongst other things. This is the type of WP theme I strongly suggest you get, because you deserve it!


Creating a WordPress Theme

What goes into Creating a WordPress Theme? After making a WordPress Blog you want to know how to create a WordPress Theme. You’ll find out in this video tutorial. I’ll also show you how to: Set up a Blank Theme Place a Search Form Where you Want Create a WordPress 3.0 Horizontal Menu Place a Featured Banner Where you Want Create 2 Sidebars Display Recent Posts with Excerpts Pull Articles from RSS Feeds Dynamically Create Subscription Links to your Feed, Twitter and Facebook Set up a Dynamic Footer Code is Here: goo.gl


WordPress Tutorial – How to Change Install & Activate a New Theme

More free tutorials at mcbuzz.wordpress.com This WordPress Tutorial uses WordPress version 2.8.4 hosted on a third-party web host. The technique to change a theme is the same on sites hosted on WordPress.com. Third-party-hosted WordPress sites (also called "self-hosted" or "full version" or "WordPress.org version" WordPress sites) allow you to upload themes that you buy or find online, either through the WordPress Dashboard or using a search for "free wordpress themes" on Google or one of the other search engines. This tutorial shows how to delete a theme using Appearance – Manage Themes in the WordPress Dashboard. It shows how to find new free themes using Appearance – Install Themes in the WordPress Dashboard. And shows how to upload a theme from your computer. It shows how to activate a new theme once you find it or upload it. WordPress themes come in the form of a .zip file. You can buy "Premium Themes" and you can find thousands of free themes using the Dashboard or by searching for "free wordpress themes" on the Web.


How to Change a WordPress Theme

How to Change a WordPress Theme

One of the first things people want to learn when it comes to WordPress is how to change WordPress theme. The main reason being that people love to tinker around with the design aspects of their blogs and websites.

The good news is that WordPress has a built in theme system that makes changing your design a really easy process. Believe it or not, you can install and activate a theme in a matter of minutes. It sure beats trying to design a website from scratch!

The first step in learning how to change WordPress theme is to understand how to add new themes. By default, WordPress only comes with a couple built in themes.

To add a new theme to WordPress, you can either download a theme you find on the internet or use the built in search function in WordPress. The next step is to click on the add new theme link which is found under appearance in WordPress.

If you downloaded the theme yourself, WordPress will ask you where it is located on your computer. Once you select the file you downloaded, it will automatically upload the theme to the proper directory on your computer.

If you prefer using the theme search function, all you have to do is click the install link by whatever theme you wish to use.

Last but not least, you need to learn how to change WordPress theme that your blog is using. In other words, you have to activate the theme you wish to use. To do this, just click on the themes tab in the WordPress navigation menu. Next, simply hit the activate link found by the theme you wish to use. WordPress will automatically activate the theme and make it live on your website. That is it!