Finding the right visual look for your website can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many sites that host WordPress themes that are compatible with our system here. A few key words to look for when you are looking at a theme:
- Widget ready – so you can drag and drop your widgets!
- WordPress 2.0+ compatible (we’re using WordPress 2.0/2.1)
- Available in a .zip file
- Look for themes that aren’t too thematic or artistic. Sometimes it’s quite challenging to modify a theme to your specifications when it is very graphic intensive.
- Stick to familiar layouts, 2, 3 and 4 column layouts all seem to work very well with not too much fuss.
Some sites to consider when looking at themess:
http://widgets.wordpress.com – features themes that are widget ready
http://www.wpdesigner.com – he tries to do a theme a day, and some are very good.
http://themes.wordpress.net – lets you search on particular criteria, such as color, widget ready, prominent colors, etc.