Thesis WordPress Theme:
I’ve used a number of blogging tools. My original format, circa 1998, was a single paragraph or two, hand-rolled and updated via FTP each morning or evening, usually once a day. I’m wondering, I think I was still using a modem. I’d have to check the archives.
I’ve graduated through various systems, and I like the open-source nature of the WordPress community. Obviously, I’ve played with a huge number of themes, looking for that “right look,” clean, simple, uncomplicated.
Less than stellar results.
There’s backend consideration, as well. I got to tinkering with WordPress themes, and I even rolled a few of my own.
I didn’t want to pay for a theme because it would lock me into a certain look, and the free themes all had a clause that suggested the advertising had to stay on each page. Gets complicated to fulfill my simple requests. One dead end leads to another dead end, and I finally happened upon the theme called “Thesis.”
After a little research, I discovered I could use it on a number of sites I’m running, like the horoscopes, the Bexar County Line side project, the family’s flat business, and here at home, KramerWetzel.com. Had to buy the developer’s option. Worth it, in the big picture.
What is best about buying the theme, though, is the support. Both from the developer and from the users. Questions and answers, in a hurry.
From simple styling questions to serious hacks, the help is available. That makes it much more worthwhile.