CategoryBlog Design
Thesis Theme for WordPress Upgrades to Version 1.6
3rd of November 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Thesis Theme for WordPress Upgrades to Version 1.6

One of my favorite WordPress themes – Thesis – has in the last week released an update with some pretty cool features. My strategy with blog design is like this. I generally aim towards a completely customized blog design that will give my blog a distinct look and brand – ...more
Blog Design
Run a Competition to Find Your Next WordPress Blog Design
31st of July 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Run a Competition to Find Your Next WordPress Blog Design

One of the most common questions I’m asked by readers starting out with blogging is around blog design and how they can get an affordable but unique blog design. The irony of this is that I’m a self confessed dud when it comes to blog design. These days I hire ...more
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79% of Bloggers Pay Nothing for their Blog Design
23rd of July 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

79% of Bloggers Pay Nothing for their Blog Design

Over the last few weeks the poll I’ve been running here on ProBlogger has asked people about who designed their blog. The results are in and it looks like that the vast majority of bloggers are not paying for themes. 61% of our readers are using free themes in some ...more
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Theme Wars – Where WP Themes ‘Battle’
21st of July 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Theme Wars – Where WP Themes ‘Battle’

This is one of the cooler ideas I’ve seen in a while – it’s a WordPress theme site with a twist – ThemeWars. Each week two WordPress themes are featured and readers are asked to vote for their favorite. While obviously the site’s about selling WP themes it’s also kind ...more
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Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer [PART 2]
18th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer [PART 2]

Today, Amir Helzer from WPML (WordPress Multilingual) shares his experience building a custom WordPress theme. In my previous post, I talked about what I do when commissioning custom WordPress theme design. It left where the job started. In this post, I’ll talk about the steps that follow – working with ...more
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Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer
17th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer

Today, Amir Helzer from WPML (WordPress Multilingual) shares his experience building a custom WordPress theme. When you’re designing your blog all sorts of options are open to you – starting with a free theme (that you can later edit), through a premium customizable theme (like Thesis or Revolution2) and ending ...more
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Thesis WordPress Theme Version 1.5 Launches!
1st of May 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Thesis WordPress Theme Version 1.5 Launches!

Regular readers of ProBlogger know that I’m a fan of Chris Pearson and his popular Thesis theme for WordPress. I’ve been using Thesis on TwiTip since I started that blog back in November and have been very satisfied with it. Chris has just launched version 1.5 of Thesis – a ...more
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How To Sleep Better After an Upgrade – Blog Unit Testing
6th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How To Sleep Better After an Upgrade – Blog Unit Testing

Upgrading your blog platform? This guest post from Sid Savara, who writes about personal development and personal productivity is for you. If you’re a Thesis user (like me) you may have had some issues recently when upgrading to version 1.4. The issues affected a minority of Thesis users, and required ...more
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How to ReDesign a Blog [Part II]
23rd of January 2009 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to ReDesign a Blog [Part II]

This post is the 2nd in a two part series in which Matt Brett shares how he approached redesigning Digital Photography School. Read Part 1 Here. When it came to developing the new Digital Photography School, the real challenge was brought to the table. How was I going to house ...more
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