Much has been written about themes and the selection thereof, but I have not yet found any advice on the following :

* Is there a way to filter my search in order to be presented only with themes related to my chosen niche ?

* The actual theme template I end up with does not look as it is shown in the initial presentation page where I search for a theme.

* Example : If I were to build a site about exercise and fitness, is there a way to find suitable themes with a header picture depicting a gym or people exercising ?

* In other words, can I somehow search for a theme (template) which is very specifically related to my niche ?

* I have seen examples of themes of say photography, with a header showing cameras, etc but when selected the actual template is without the header.

Any comments please ?

Thank you

-Theuns

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Lazyblogger Premium
Chris got you covered.
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ChrisGooden Premium
The pictures shown on the themes are just examples of what you could have. What you actually get is a placeholder in which to insert your own pix.

Think of it like a photo frame in a department store - you buy the frame, not the picture.
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solidbase Premium
Thanks for the explanation Chris.
Makes more sense to me now.
Take care.
-Theuns
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MPerron Premium
Great explanation! Thnx Mr. Gooden.
M.
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mwilly Premium
If there is I don't know about it, you just have to customize the themes as close to your desired way of looking. They never look like the final product in the beginning, if that makes sense.
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solidbase Premium
Hey Michael,
Thanks for your response.
Maybe I am too naive but I just thought it would be nice to be able to select something a bit more specific and relevant to a general niche.
As a total non-techie I'm always a bit hesitant to go the customise route. :)
Take care.
-Theuns
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pisces Premium
I agree, it would benefit WordPress to have a 'search'... instead we have to sort through hundreds of themes. If I were more techie I'd design my own Header ;-)
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TanjaRita Premium
There is a search feature. Click on appearance and then go to "themes". Then click on add new. Then you can click on "feature filter". Check off any of the boxes that you know you want to have in a theme.
Let me know if you need any help doing this.
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solidbase Premium
Thanks for your offer to help Tanya.
I'm gonna give it a go and see what happens.
I have also viewed Marion's tutorial on this, but as I told Michael, I am (was) a bit hesitant to go this route.
-Theuns
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solidbase Premium
Let me know when you have mastered the skills and I will be your first customer Esther. :)
-Theuns
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pisces Premium
You're on solidbase... hugs
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Kathy331 Premium
Esther and Theuns, a member here has been offering to create headers and logos for members if you need one made.
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solidbase Premium
Thanks Kathy, I will follow up on it.
I appreciate your kind support.
-Theuns
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TanjaRita Premium
I have tried searching for niche specific themes (in my case, child development) but was unsuccessful. As far as I know there isn't really a way to do this because there are so many niche possibilities.

Photography is different because themes that cater to this have the ability to showcase a variety of pictures, I guess they just use pictures of cameras to demonstrate the theme is meant for photographers.

Sorry I can't help you more.
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solidbase Premium
Thanks for your response Tanya. Much appreciated.
I'm not really into photography... I just used it as an example, but you understood my question.
I suppose I will just have to follow the advice of some other people on how to "spruce up" my site with a header picture and then see how it goes. :)
Thanks for connecting.
-Theuns
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TanjaRita Premium
I would try the search feature (under new themes). Look for themes that allow for header photos and then you can add your own.
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solidbase Premium
Will try that thank you.
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solidbase Premium
I'm gonna try that yes.
Once again, thank you so much for your kind assistance.
-Theuns
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TanjaRita Premium
I am also not a techie and it has taken me 3 themes and a lot of hours (I should say days) to get my website looking like it does. I pm'd members and just kept asking questions. If you are interested in seeing it here is the link http://seemeandliz.com.

I started with a siterubix site and use that as my "test" environment because I was hesitant to just play around on my actual site. I found a theme I thought would work and then played around with layout and images. When I knew I could get it to work I uploaded the theme to my actual site.

I wish I had taken screen shots of what my site looked like at the start. It really has come a long way.
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