Lately I’ve become somewhat of a WordPress template whore. Yes, I know. That sounds pretty dark and seedy. I admit, it started off innocently enough, with the urge to dress up my blog with a new look. I visited the WordPress themes site and started browsing. But browsing was just the beginning. I mean, there are SO many themes out there. And they’re all FREE. Before I knew it, I was downloading and unzipping themes left and right. Here’s a small sample of some of the faces my blog has worn recently:
None of these were “bad”, but for some reason, they didn’t really turn me on all that much. So I’ve been experimenting with this online theme generator called, creatively enough, the “WordPress Theme Generator“. The creator said the following on his blog: “It lets you design a complete theme, save it to a .zip file, extract and upload. Easy & Fast.“ Kind of like your mom – OK, I’m getting off track.
Here’s the result:
It’s OK, I suppose. I created the banner and that blue amoeba-like background using an image manipulation program called GIMP, which I recommend – again, because it’s open-source (and free!).
What’s wrong with this theme? Well, the “save it to a .zip file” thing didn’t work for me on the Theme Generator page, no matter what browser or computer I was on. Later, when I tried to make some edits to my first version, it definitely wasn’t “Easy & Fast”. (Go ahead, enter your own “mom” reference here if you like.) 😉
So what am I going to do? It looks like I’m going to be trolling through the thicket of WordPress themes again, searching for flyinggalindo’s perfect fit. Maybe this time, I’ll get lucky.
And maybe your mom will too.