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Dennis here. Myself and my wife Lark own and operate a cattle and row crop farm in rural Missouri. I also own a tire sales

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I am using the 2012 theme and thinking about changing, Would like your opinion of what the best themes are for promoting WA!

Dennis

It really depends on your niche or topic. I have to look at a long list of themes in Wordpress.org with their details and usage. Here you will have an idea of what themes can do to your website - i.e. their functionalities, features, navigation, etc. Personally , there is no perfect theme, it all boils down to what your niche is all about, and what theme/s can give the most for your niche.

I just have a simple one so have no experience of the other choices, heiro theme

I won't list particular themes, but I do think that at the minimum a theme should be responsive

Thanks Oldbuddy70, I don't know much about the different themes. I was curious to see what the community favorites are before i make my change. I will check out Vortex.

I have settled in on Vortex and just change the headers. I don't need to struggle with finding where to make changes, because I am getting familiar with it, so why change? I care more about content.

I suggest you to use plain and spacious white themes with not many colors but still catchy enough to give a feel of Elegance. These theme will not only load faster but also give a feeling of secureness to users. Plus, it is best to stick with neutral colors unless you are very sure that you want certain color in your theme. Stay away from too black themes, especially when you are promoting things.

I use Catch Everest, its responsive, supports ecomerce plugin, its costomizable, and looks nice.

Thanks!

I like ThemeZee too. I just got an email from them you might be interested in reading:


ThemeZee.com - Free Wordpress Themes
Reorganizing Theme Support
Posted: 25 May 2014 04:57 AM PDT
We have developed our support systems step-by-step since we have released our first premium themes and paid theme club. We added a documentation section, video tutorials and support forum and have written a lot of tutorials as we went along. The result was that our support center has become a little bit messy over time.


Another pain for us was the support forum, which is powered by the bbpress plugin. The main problem was not bbpress but that forums are a community tool and not really a support tool. We needed a bunch of third-party plugins and our own customizations to make it work. For example, we have modified bbpress to allow people only respond to their own threads, because earlier they have often answered to other people’s threads with unrelated questions.

Now it is time to reorganize our theme support!
Our goal was to provide a seamless and organized support experience and make it much more easier for you to get quick answers to all your questions about our themes.



Here are the things we have changed:

Support Center

So far our main support page was only a quick overview of our three support channels: Videos, Documentation and Forums. After the first contact the page was quite useless and most customers jumped directly to documentation or support forum not visiting the page anymore.

Since the support center is the entry page and therefore very important, we have tried to make the page more useful. We have added a search form for the theme documentation at the top and a list of tutorials to the right sidebar.

Theme Documentation

The main thing we have changed on the documentation page were the content itself. We have rewritten all tutorials and added a lot of screenshots to make it even more understandable. We have deleted some unnecessary tutorials and created new ones. We have also reorganized the structure and hierarchy of the sections and tutorials to be more consistent and logical.

Technically we have moved the sidebar from the left to the right side of the page.

Support Forums

We are closing our support forums, effective immediately. By shutting down the forums we now offer personal support via email, as described below.

Email Support

The biggest change is moving from our support forum to Helpscout. Helpscout is a help desk software in the cloud which comes with several great features. It will significantly improve our support processes and hopefully result in a much better support experience for all customers.

The greatest part for you: It is completely invisible for customers and works just like plain email. So if you have any questions beyond the documentation, just email us at support@themezee.com or use our contact form and you will get help via email. No need to login to ThemeZee.com or a complicated helpdesk ticket system anymore.

Support Access

We have also decided to make our theme documentation publicly accessible. Since we do now sell single themes instead of our old theme club model, it makes no sense anymore to hide the docs behind a login form.

Please understand that we still can only provide personal email support to purchasers of the PRO themes. Although we would really like to help the thousands of users of our free themes personally, we have just not enough resources to do that properly.

The video tutorials are also only available for theme purchasers, because they are licensed from WP101.com and can not be published for everyone.

Thanks Terea! Haven't heard much from you lately, good to see your still around!

I have been doing training in Chicago! It was exhausting! Thanks for missing me!

I use Platform from Pagelines
John

Thanks John!

Pagelines is plain, but good. I also like themes from ThemeZee

Thanks Nathaniel!

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What wordpress themes work best your opinion?

What wordpress themes work best your opinion?

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Everything Wordpress
Updated

I am using the 2012 theme and thinking about changing, Would like your opinion of what the best themes are for promoting WA!

Dennis

It really depends on your niche or topic. I have to look at a long list of themes in Wordpress.org with their details and usage. Here you will have an idea of what themes can do to your website - i.e. their functionalities, features, navigation, etc. Personally , there is no perfect theme, it all boils down to what your niche is all about, and what theme/s can give the most for your niche.

I just have a simple one so have no experience of the other choices, heiro theme

I won't list particular themes, but I do think that at the minimum a theme should be responsive

Thanks Oldbuddy70, I don't know much about the different themes. I was curious to see what the community favorites are before i make my change. I will check out Vortex.

I have settled in on Vortex and just change the headers. I don't need to struggle with finding where to make changes, because I am getting familiar with it, so why change? I care more about content.

I suggest you to use plain and spacious white themes with not many colors but still catchy enough to give a feel of Elegance. These theme will not only load faster but also give a feeling of secureness to users. Plus, it is best to stick with neutral colors unless you are very sure that you want certain color in your theme. Stay away from too black themes, especially when you are promoting things.

I use Catch Everest, its responsive, supports ecomerce plugin, its costomizable, and looks nice.

Thanks!

I like ThemeZee too. I just got an email from them you might be interested in reading:


ThemeZee.com - Free Wordpress Themes
Reorganizing Theme Support
Posted: 25 May 2014 04:57 AM PDT
We have developed our support systems step-by-step since we have released our first premium themes and paid theme club. We added a documentation section, video tutorials and support forum and have written a lot of tutorials as we went along. The result was that our support center has become a little bit messy over time.


Another pain for us was the support forum, which is powered by the bbpress plugin. The main problem was not bbpress but that forums are a community tool and not really a support tool. We needed a bunch of third-party plugins and our own customizations to make it work. For example, we have modified bbpress to allow people only respond to their own threads, because earlier they have often answered to other people’s threads with unrelated questions.

Now it is time to reorganize our theme support!
Our goal was to provide a seamless and organized support experience and make it much more easier for you to get quick answers to all your questions about our themes.



Here are the things we have changed:

Support Center

So far our main support page was only a quick overview of our three support channels: Videos, Documentation and Forums. After the first contact the page was quite useless and most customers jumped directly to documentation or support forum not visiting the page anymore.

Since the support center is the entry page and therefore very important, we have tried to make the page more useful. We have added a search form for the theme documentation at the top and a list of tutorials to the right sidebar.

Theme Documentation

The main thing we have changed on the documentation page were the content itself. We have rewritten all tutorials and added a lot of screenshots to make it even more understandable. We have deleted some unnecessary tutorials and created new ones. We have also reorganized the structure and hierarchy of the sections and tutorials to be more consistent and logical.

Technically we have moved the sidebar from the left to the right side of the page.

Support Forums

We are closing our support forums, effective immediately. By shutting down the forums we now offer personal support via email, as described below.

Email Support

The biggest change is moving from our support forum to Helpscout. Helpscout is a help desk software in the cloud which comes with several great features. It will significantly improve our support processes and hopefully result in a much better support experience for all customers.

The greatest part for you: It is completely invisible for customers and works just like plain email. So if you have any questions beyond the documentation, just email us at support@themezee.com or use our contact form and you will get help via email. No need to login to ThemeZee.com or a complicated helpdesk ticket system anymore.

Support Access

We have also decided to make our theme documentation publicly accessible. Since we do now sell single themes instead of our old theme club model, it makes no sense anymore to hide the docs behind a login form.

Please understand that we still can only provide personal email support to purchasers of the PRO themes. Although we would really like to help the thousands of users of our free themes personally, we have just not enough resources to do that properly.

The video tutorials are also only available for theme purchasers, because they are licensed from WP101.com and can not be published for everyone.

Thanks Terea! Haven't heard much from you lately, good to see your still around!

I have been doing training in Chicago! It was exhausting! Thanks for missing me!

I use Platform from Pagelines
John

Thanks John!

Pagelines is plain, but good. I also like themes from ThemeZee

Thanks Nathaniel!

See more comments

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Can some one tell me how to update or create my admin photo on my website. I currently don't have one and would like to add. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

asked and answered- that is WA for you!

Thanks for replying!

Hello Andy!! So nice to see ya!

Are you referring to the little avatar?
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/don-t-be-faceless-a-shadow-of-a-person-on-your-website-comments
Also change Admin to a more personal name, it is a real boost for your website.
Go to dashboard>users>add user and fill in the blanks, let me know if you need any help!

Trialynn, Thanks for the training link. I already changed from admin to Dennis but couldn't figure out how to add photo. I got it now! Thanks again!
Dennis

You are very welcome! Glad it all worked out for ya!

hi again T, Good job here and there, and over there, and yesterday, and last week and tomorrow....

I use the Plugin: Simple Local Avatars

Simple and easy to use.

Thanks James! Glad I was one of 2100 you answered today!

;)

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Admin Photos

Admin Photos

asked in
Everything Wordpress
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Can some one tell me how to update or create my admin photo on my website. I currently don't have one and would like to add. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

asked and answered- that is WA for you!

Thanks for replying!

Hello Andy!! So nice to see ya!

Are you referring to the little avatar?
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/don-t-be-faceless-a-shadow-of-a-person-on-your-website-comments
Also change Admin to a more personal name, it is a real boost for your website.
Go to dashboard>users>add user and fill in the blanks, let me know if you need any help!

Trialynn, Thanks for the training link. I already changed from admin to Dennis but couldn't figure out how to add photo. I got it now! Thanks again!
Dennis

You are very welcome! Glad it all worked out for ya!

hi again T, Good job here and there, and over there, and yesterday, and last week and tomorrow....

I use the Plugin: Simple Local Avatars

Simple and easy to use.

Thanks James! Glad I was one of 2100 you answered today!

;)

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