Trying to find the right WordPress theme

24 November 2012
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After an extended absence from my other blog, History Rhymes, I figured one of the best ways of showing my comeback was to find a new theme for it. Like this blog, History Rhymes is powered by WordPress which means the quickest and most convenient way to redesign the website is simply to find a new theme. This may sound easy, but is actually much more difficult in practice. Finding the right theme is extremely difficult. The theme I use now is called Lightword and looks really quite nice in my opinion:

History Rhymes, November 2012

History Rhymes, November 2012

The problem with it is that it does not really fit with the content of the blog. Since the blog is about history with a primary focus on the old American West, I have been searching for something which fits a blog with that sort of content. Old western towns are one of my biggest fascinations, so I am hoping to try to recreate the atmosphere of one of those old town as closely as possible. That means lots of wood, canvas and dust.

Unfortunately, I have not had much success as there are not many WordPress themes that meet these criteria. There are several “wooden” themes I have found which are quite nice, but none of them really fits what I am looking for. To that extent, it seems as though I am going to have to design my own theme. I’ve done this before and it can really be a tedious task. I will post my progress though as it comes along and hopefully I will have the new design up and running soon!

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Alex Seifert
Alex is a developer, a drummer and an amateur historian. He enjoys being on the stage in front of a large crowd, but also sitting in a room alone, programming something or writing about history.

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