I started playing with WordPress a little over a year ago. I admittedly went a little bit nuts (some would say overboard), and I’ve been thoroughly obsessed with WordPress ever since.
I’ve spent hours, upon hours, upon hours on the web looking for the best WordPress themes, plugins, and resources, and I definitely think I’ve reached the fringe of what’s out there. For this reason I think I’ll put some of the more impressive themes, plugins, and tools I’ve found into this comprehensive list to try and save others some time. Soooo HERE IT IS!
Themes – Your Website’s Clothes
Themes are like clothes for you website. Without a theme your website is clothed in the standard issue WordPress uniform, the Twenty-Eleven theme. This is a great theme, but most users desire a more personalized theme that caters to their needs. Some of the most innovative, stylish, and cutting edge WordPress themes can be found at the following sites:
WordPress Theme Directory (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes)
WPMU.org 100 Free Themes
Smashing Magazine 100 Free Themes
Any Of The Theme Providers on this List
These sites all provide you with an extremely user friendly panel to control every functional / stylistic component of your website without delving into the code. They have great customer support, provide fairly regular updates, and deliver fantastic value for what they charge. For a fairly comprehensive review of these providers visit Smashing Magazine.
With a custom theme (and plugins) you can customize you website to be almost anything you want it to be; anything from an e-commerce site, to a recipe blog, or even a social network.
Plugins – Your Website’s Gadgets
While themes are like clothes, plugins are more akin to gadgets and accessories. Plugins extend the core capabilities of […]