Using Free Blog Themes To Spice Up Your Blog Design
It used to be that if you wanted a professional looking site you had to pay big bucks to get a designer to do it. These days all you need to do is a quick Wordpress installation and you're well on your way to a site that looks like it took thousands of dollars to design. Finding free themes is the fastest way to give your blog the makeover it deserves.
You might be wondering why people would give away themes for free in the first place. The main reason is because they often include a link to their website in the footer of the theme. This is great for them because they get tons of relevant links to their site from people who install their blogging theme. You can benefit from this because the link is hardly noticeable, and you get the the design for free!
There are many different free blog themes out there so it can be hard to decide which one to go with. The first thing you should do is a search in Google for "your niche WP theme". If there is a theme out there that is a match you'll likely run across it that way.
If you're very stuck and just can't find a good theme you can search through the database they have at Wordpress.org. That site allows you to sort by color, style, and many other criteria as well.
Hopefully you will have found a great theme that you can put to use right away. If you can't seem to find that one perfect one -- don't get too hung up! It's very easy to change the theme down the road. All you need to do is upload the theme folder that you download from the Internet to the wp-content area under themes. Then, you'll activate the theme in your wp-admin area, and you're done designing!
While you can certainly choose any theme you prefer, there are some things you should keep in mind when choosing your theme. The first is to make sure your background is white. There are successful sites out there that have a dark background, but studies have shown that people can read darker colors on top of white better than they can the other way around. Always keep your reader at the top of your mind.
You also need to carefully consider how many sidebars you're going to choose. This is very important as some sidebars will allow for better ad positioning than others. Test different ones and see what you like!
If you can't find anything you like, browse through other blogs. You're bound to see something that interests you. When you choose one you can scroll to the very bottom to see which theme they are using. The free themes usually have the name present. You can follow the link through to download it yourself and you're done!
Using free blog themes is a great, instant, way to make sure your blog has a professional design your visitors will love. Get inspired today!
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