As you can tell, I did not win the lotto two weeks ago. In fact, I didn’t even come close. Oh well, it’s a good thing that my online habits are pretty cheap. In fact, some of it is FREE!
All the sites that I own and/or administer run on the WordPress platform. It is a very user-friendly system that allows even the most novice of users put together a professional-looking site. This is because of the thousands of WordPress themes out there that you can download and experiment with as many times as you like. This site alone has used over 20 themes in the short amount of time that I’ve owned it.
If you are blogging on a budget, I recommend you use WordPress for all of the free themes available. With just a click of the mouse, you can turn your site from serious to whimsical and from industrial to artistic. The ease of adaptability makes WordPress the best platform available (and it’s free as well).
On one of my other sites, I was using free WordPress themes to give the site the feel of reading popular online magazines. This allowed me to display a lot of headlines at once in a neat/organized manner. But as the site matured, I decided a more “formal” look was needed, so with a click of the mouse, the site took on more of a newspaper feel with the latest full-length article being displayed instead.
If you want to customize the site to make it look less generic, many free WP themes come with special fields for you to augment the site as you desire. For example, this current theme allows me to change the photos you see when you first visit the site. However, if you come back in a few months, you might not see photos at all because I’ve switched themes again! Other themes allows the user to upload custom graphics to the headers, change the layout, and alter text styles and border colors.
All you need to do is visit the numerous sites that provide you a listing of the free WordPress themes available so you can find a look and style that meets your needs. You’ll be surprised by what you find. It’s the new year … why don’t you give your site a new look?