Choosing A WordPress Theme

So far you’ve set up your hosting account, installed wordpress, and created and published your first post.

The next step is to pick a theme. (This doesn’t necessarily HAVE to be the next step. You could always add some more posts, create some pages, etc. But I’m assuming choosing a theme is something you will want to do soon to get started on customizing the cosmetic look of your blog.)

Tip – Like I mentioned before, don’t put a big emphasis on how your site looks when you are first starting out. The look is irrelevant and can easily be changed and customized. It’s also important to know that you won’t lose any of your content when you switch themes. Your blog posts and pages will stay there, however you may lose your sidebar content. (That’s happened to me before, but it’s not that big of a deal.)

Choosing A WordPress Theme

There are literally thousands of themes to choose from. Some are free, and some are “Premium” themes that cost money. What theme you choose is up to you, I don’t know everything about every theme available, and I also don’t know what you plan is or what you’re trying to accomplish. (I can only assume, and then base my recommendations on my assumptions. Remember, my goal is to help you get the best results possible.)

With that being said, I recommend using the the OptimizePress theme. It’s a premium theme, and is the theme I’m using on this very site.

In the video below I walk you through some of the highlights of the theme and why I love it. I also go off on a bit of a tangent and give some great tips on  general marketing online.

My wordpress theme recommendation: 

Get The OptimizePress Theme!

Once you’ve purchased the OptimizePress theme, below is a video on how to install it.