How to Choose a WordPress Theme

At WordCamps and on the WordPress.org support forums, I meet quite a few new WordPress users who want a few tips on finding good WordPress themes. Here’s a quick screen cast with some helpful information for newer WordPress users.

Here’s what a few experts have been writing about the dangers of grabbing themes from sketchy sources:
http://ottopress.com/2010/anatomy-of-a-theme-malware/

http://www.themelab.com/2009/12/08/stop-downloading-wordpress-themes-from-shady-sites/

http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2010/12/10/theme-malware-anatomy

http://www.chipbennett.net/2010/12/10/only-download-wordpress-themes-from-trusted-sources/

A few places to get started:

Theme finder, a WPCandy project

WordPress.org Free Themes Directory

If you’ve got any good tips you’d like to share, please leave them in the comments.

14. December 2010 by joshfeck
Categories: Tutorials, WordPress | Comments Off