A Series about WordPress Themes

confusedI’m wondering if I made a series of posts reviewing different WordPress themes, will you find it interested? What do you expect to find in such posts – that’s, what are the factors that affect your decision in choosing a WP theme?

(Update: the category “WordPress Themes” is live now)

I’m thinking of the following – I’ll keep updating here based on the comments:

  • Theme name…
  • Screen shot of the theme…
  • How much this theme has been used?
  • What are the problems or errors faced if any?
  • Does it have extra settings? such as color options, display/hide comments count, author info, …
  • Does it have Logo Picture?
  • Does it have social menu?
  • Menu and widgets are on left/right side, on bottom, or on both?
  • Does it have mobile version?
  • Is featured image of the post clickable – linked to the post?
  • Do comments have navigation links before comments and after?
  • If applicable, was CSS customizing easy?
  • Does it support videos in header and sidebar?
  • Is it considered simple or complicated?
  • How pinned posts are handled? or does it show a list of featured posts in a specific way?
  • Was moving to the theme easy or caused problems and loosing data?
  • Is it clear when having guest authors?

Please refer to a previous discussion on similar topic.

22 thoughts on “A Series about WordPress Themes

  1. daisymae2017

    I’m glad you wrote this because I had trouble customizing my theme. Still not complete because it was hard to understand and navigate. To complicated. The one I really wanted was confusing and hard to set up. Went to an easier theme. Shared on LinkedIn.

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  2. Joanna Lynn

    Wow! That would be nice. I have come to the point of not changing my theme because I end up spending all day trying to get it to do everything my previous one did and then usually end up going back to what I had. It’s frustrating and such a waste of time!

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  3. daodeqi

    I’m very excited about this series. I love all your technology posts (I could use all the help I can get, I don’t even have a cell phone or Facebook, let alone google- or the one Donald Trump uses to deliver state of the address speeches, what’s it called, oh Twitter?)

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  4. ren

    Wonderful offering on your part.
    I get frustrated when sites do not load. Is it the site? Is it my archaic (win XP) computer?
    So many times, I do not comment or even like a post, because I cannot get it to load! So sad!
    Thank you….

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    1. Mohamad Al Karbi Post author

      Thank you, Ren. You may need to check the subject sites on other computer. I suspect Win XP might have some issues now as no one is supporting it any more. However, some sites are overloaded with ads, widgets and large-size pictures that make loading slower.

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      1. Roda

        Hi Mohamad! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I have decided to approach my nominations a bit differently this time. I am focusing on the first beautiful individuals that followed Growing Self. I just wanted to say thank you for taking a risk and hitting the follow button. I so appreciate you! You bring me sunshine daily! Love and Hugs, Roda
        Note:The post is scheduled for Monday.

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