My Favorite Blog Themes!

As I was creating this blog, I looked through a lot of themes, trying to find the right one. As expected, there were some I loved and some I disliked. Since I’m a web designer by trade, I love attractive designs.

Colorbold Theme

Colorbold Theme

One of my top blog themes was one I had used to create the former (old) design for the Dollar Templates and Fonts blog. It’s called Colorbold, created by Site5.com, which also provides web hosting. I had initially picked this theme because of its clean, attractive design. In addition, the theme is completely free. You may visit Site5.com to view other themes they have developed, or to learn more about their hosting solutions.

Another great thing about this theme is the fact that you can switch the colors of your blog quite easily. The CSS code is easy to modify as well. Not bad at all for a free theme!!

Huex Theme

Huex Theme

I also love the Huex theme, developed by WPNow. Why? Again, it’s very attractive and comes in miscellaneous colors. I love the way the latest posts scroll in the header.

To be honest, I had a hard time deciding between Colorbold and Huex when I was creating this blog.

You can purchase this really cool theme for only $49. For an additional $20, you can get the Photoshop files along with the theme. WPNow.com will also throw in a second theme free. To learn more about this and other eye-catching themes, visit WPNow.com.

Discussion:

How about you? Do you have a favorite blog theme you currently use or have used in the past? Did you have difficulty making a selection? What do you like about the theme? What makes it stand out from the crowd?

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4 Responses to My Favorite Blog Themes!

  1. Carolyn says:

    Hi Allyson, Thanks for this great blog post. I have been shopping themes for a while. The theme I was using (Spectrum) was unsupported and I was having problems with plugins working with the theme.

    I switched to Modern Blogger but I’m finding not all plugins work with that theme either. Is there a way to tell which themes are compatible with which plugins?

    I like the Huex theme you suggested, that may be my next theme…

    • allyson says:

      Hi, Carolyn

      Thanks for stopping in. I noticed that you had changed your previous theme when I visited your blog recently. It’s too bad that Spectrum doesn’t support your plug-ins. That’s never fun.

      Re: Compatible plugins…

      I searched online and noticed that some theme developers actually display which plugins they support on their site. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one at WPNow.com. Their support team might be able to shed some light on this. Here’s a link to a few of the plug-ins WPNow recommends:

      http://www.wpnow.com/plugins

      I really do like the Huex theme as well and hope it supports your plug-ins.

      Thanks again and take care.
      Allyson

  2. Sire says:

    Hey Allyson, I’ve tried my fair share of free themes but they just didn’t do the job and i didn’t have the knowhow to tweak them to my satisfaction. That’s why I originally bought Thesis but unfortunately that wasn’t as out of the box easy to use as they made it out to be. It took me awhile but I finally found one that I’m happy with.

    If I wasn’t happy with it I would have checked out the ones in your post 😉
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    • allyson says:

      Hi, Sire. It takes time to tweak a lot of free WP themes, especially if you want them to look a certain way. I love the theme you use as well. It looks extremely easy to modify if you’re short on time or don’t want to deal with code.

      Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

      Allyson
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