How to Set Up a Killer WordPress blog (like this one) pt 3

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Hello there!!. This is the third post from a series of 4 post where I`m going to show you how to set up your own Killer wordpress blog (like this one). In part one we`ve decided to have our blog in our own hosting and in part two we saw requirements and installation of wordpress. In part 3 we`re going to pick our theme according to our needs.

Off course if you are an experinced web designer/developer you already know all this things, but it`s a good opportunity to refresh your knwoledge, and why not to pick something new. This been said

It`s time to pick our theme:

The first thing you need to think, it`s the proupose of having your own blog???, Come on, Think!!!, I`ll give you a couple of minutes to do it …, just kidding,You can use it in a number of ways, a portfolio site, a magazine site, a personal blog, etc etc, so we`r going to take a glance at some of this.

Portfolios themes:

Wp Fholio

fholio
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Folio Elements

75
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Infinity

infinity
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Sharpfolio

sharpfolio
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Matatag

matatag
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Magazine Themes:

Gamezine

gamezine
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Scarlett

scarlett
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MegaNews

meganews
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Pinnacle Theme

pinacle
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Equilibrium

equilibrio
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Galleries Themes:

Snapshot

snapshot
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CSS Gallery Theme

botwg
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Photo Madness

photo
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Gallery

gallery
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Well those are some very good themes, and of course they are all free. If you still don`t know wich one to use you can find over 200 free wp themes in this 2 posts:

  1. 100 Amazing Free WordPress Themes for 2009 | Smashing Magazine
  2. 140+ Brilliant Free WordPress Themes Around | Instant Shift

And last but not least the theme wich we`ll be using for our own awesome blog :

Wp Christmas V1.1

christmas
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Features:
  • Modern and beautiful web typeface.
  • Tableless design and 100% CSS-based layout.
  • 2 different styles selectable from theme options page.
  • 2 columns of fixed width.
  • Widget Ready.
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid.
  • CSS 2.1 valid.
  • Delivered with source .PSD file.
  • Well-commented CSS and theme PHP files for flexible customization.
  • Multi-browser compatibility. Tested under modern w3c compliant browsers. Firefox 3 , Safari 2 and IE7.

For more info check WordPress Christmas V1.1 at Instant Shift. Well in next part I`ll be showing you how to customice this theme, I`ll only be covering Css, xhtml and php aspects as the themes comes with the full .psd source.  So until next time, Enjoy!!

Hi!, mi name is Franco Averta, i`m from Argentina. Currently I`m studying to become a Graphic Designer. I`m the founder of Concept Dezain, my design company. Contact me via email.

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