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Any Wordpress users? Looking to get started & could use some advice

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rambro, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    I finally narrowed down my search and decided on a blog and a domain. Now, I just need to learn how to use Wordpress. Any suggestions, tips, tricks, things I should do, etc? Also, I could use recs for theme and add-ons if anyone has them. Thanks.
  2. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    jasetaro likes this.
  3. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I was under the impression that most themes allow a fair bit of customization. Is that not the case?
  4. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Some themes don't allow you to change the layout without touching the code.
  5. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I'll check it out.
  6. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

    I'll second this, the Genesis framework rocks.
  7. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Crap, it better work well for all they're charging for it!
  8. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Anyone else? Plugin recs?
  9. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    It is not for those new to wordpress though, the themes can be impossible to use.
  10. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Less plugins = less hacks :).
  11. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Really? Why?
  12. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Because of a parent child theme system and complicated user controls. The user interface is so bad I had to hire someone to help me setup my last theme with them. I have seen others have similar issues.
  13. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Well crap. Guess that's out for me then.
  14. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Nono...what he means is that some skins have these "child" themes, and plugins that you install for it (most child skins have them pre-installed, too) you are vulernable to hacks than those skins that work on it's own and you install the plugins yourself.

    If you installed the skin yourself, and installed the plugins yourself, then you know that theme/plugin is reputable. As you know, you always install the most reputable (trusty) themes/plugins. The same is true with xenForo or any other "packaged in a box" software solutions.
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a good theme.
    I am checking out Genesis theme framework.

    Any other suggestions ?
  16. xavimtz

    xavimtz Member


    Genesis framework is good but I prefer a minimalist theme for example executive theme by angel Ortega http://demo.esthemes.com/ . It´s one of the best designers at Latam. Genesis framework uses many plugins and I prefer less plugins , I use only:

    Wp all one seo pack
    Sitemap xml
    Quick cache

    Other minimalist theme is Ziney theme excelent for adsense: http://themes.tutsnt.com/

    Demo : http://themes.tutsnt.com/spaze/

    Other theme by Avsiller : Microbichoz is very fast : http://teconma.net/


    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013

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