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Setting Up WordPress Talian 1.0 Theme

Now that I had my blog pretty much functional, I wanted to explore some of the available themes. I was looking for something with a predominantly white background, three columns and widget ready so that I could customize it quickly and add features later on as needed.

Large selection of themes

I spent a couple of hours looking at the large collection at the WordPress ThemeViewer. It has a really nice sorting feature that lets you search based on number of columns, color, widget-readiness, and other attributes. Most of the themes are quite artistically designed, and targeted at different kinds of blogging needs — personal blogs, professional websites, newsletters, and so on. I have been using xmark-101 for about a week, and liked its very practical design. But since I wanted to try and place some AdSense blocks, I figured a theme with 3 columns would give me more flexibility.

Most liked

The ones that I liked the most were blue-zinfandel-10, intensive-01, oldschool-10, tiga-06 and talian-10. I tried all these, and found that oldschool-10 and talian-10 were the ones that really suited my needs, and between these two, I liked the softer color theme of the latter. So I decided to use talian-10, and went about customizing it.

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Customizing My WordPress Blog

After setting up my wordpress blog from scratch and crossing all the initial hurdles, it was time to look around for a good theme that suits my intended layout. A quick browse of the themes site showed many good designs. I tried about eight of them, and decided to use the Xmark design for now. I . . . → Read More: Customizing My WordPress Blog

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