After a long time of research and many attempts to build a nice, clean and good-looking website, I finally found a great theme builder. The themes that I have been using previously were all great and they definitely served the purpose. All I needed was an SEO friendly blog where I can add plugins and connect to my readers and online friends.
So far, I used two separate websites, one for my blog and another one for my artwork. But now, I wanted it all on one website. And for that I needed a theme that supports an online gallery. I thought a photography blog theme would work but I soon found out that they are great if you focus solely on pictures. But I wanted both: text and photos.
My scream for help was heard and I got a great suggestion from an online friend who recommended Elegant Themes. When I browsed through their templates, I figured that this is what I was looking for. When my husband came home in the evening, I told him about it but I was skeptical because the themes are not free. You know what he said? “If you want free, you get free -don’t expect the free stuff to be great! It’s always the same, people want great products but are not willing to pay for it. There was someone who put a lot of effort into building these sites and you don’t want to pay them?!”. I felt a little ashamed that I am one of those cheapos and I realized how right he is…
With Elegant Themes you get much more than just one template. They have an assortment of more than 70 themes, you can download all of them and pick and choose. There is a membership fee of $39 per year and you can end it any time if you wish. Also, they have a support forum, a help section and videos.
I am not done yet filling in all the information and adding all my paintings including paypal buttons and all the plugins that I love. It’s so much fun figuring out how all this works! So what do you think of the new look of my blog? And what do you use?