Jun 06 2009
I have been looking at WordPress templates for a number of new web sites. The ideal template will allow me to:
- License it for multiple sites
- Allow me to change the look through options, not coding so that it is not obviously the same template. This look include the Header, color scheme (skin), the columns and their size and different page layouts
- Have multiple page types with different layouts.
- Be compatible with regular WordPress plug-ins
- Have some sort of active support community
- Look clean and professional (I do not want to build a MySpace!!)
My search took me to a number of templates, template frameworks and template systems that are all looking very interesting. These templates are very modifiable and have both community and official support.
The stand-alone templates are not as customizable and can be dealt with without deep technical skills. Having some technical skills are however good for customizing these templates.
Here is the list I cam up with so far.
Thesis Option Panel
You are able to change between 1, 2 or 3 column layouts, customize those columns, change fonts and font sizes across the site
Over 50 different page templates and layouts
Customizable Front Page
Four different templates that are highly customizable. These templates come with One Panel, an extension to the
I like all of these templates for their clean and well organized look.
My personal favorite is the Essence Template Series
These templates have a selection of inner page layouts to choose from.
Elegant and clean templates from Sadish Balasubramanian. These themes are easy to use and very professionally looking. These templates also have