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Tips for Selecting a WordPress Theme

June 29, 2016
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I am experiencing a bit of Stockholm Syndrome with my blog theme.

Most of you know that I have a tendency to get into these blog redesign rabbit holes. I am on the verge of falling into another one. Maybe.

This blog has been around in one form or another for about 12 years. It started life on Diaryland (because I am ancient) and then moved to LiveJournal before eventually moving to WordPress in 2008.

There have been so many themes since I started.

First there were the freebies on WordPress.com. Then I graduated to Atahualpa, a clunky sandbox theme that I customized the hell out of. I had Atahualpa throughout law school, but then shifted to Solopine designs in 2013.

Most blog readers know Solopine designs. It’s the IKEA of the blog world – most of the moderately successful bloggers use a modified Solopine theme.

And like an IKEA poster hanging on the wall, my Solopine theme began to feel a bit tacky after I kept seeing it on other peoples’ blogs.

So I decided it was time for a change, and I found this gorgeousness:

The demo site of the Kloe Theme by Select Themes.

The demo site of the Kloe Theme by Select Themes.

I promptly handed over my $60, installed the theme, and my saga began.