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labellecleo private msg quote post Address this user
Bluehost has this app MOJO to manage the plugins and it shows me potential themes for wordpress all $39-49. Is there a way to import other themes for free or for cheaper?

Thank you.
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@labellecleo

If you go to the dashboard in the default version of Wordpress and click on appearance, then on themes, you will see the many free versions that are available.
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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
There are thousands on WordPress.org for free.
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Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@morrnel There are 1000s in any wordpress download on self-hosted sites that are free as well.
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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
Yep. The same.
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labellecleo private msg quote post Address this user
ok. thank you! I knew there had to be a cheaper way.
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Rev private msg quote post Address this user
There are a great number of free themes to choose from but they are not all created equally. Look first for one(s) you like. Next you want ONLY theme(s) that are "responsive" -- ie: mobile ready. From there, let your needs dictate. If in doubt, ask.

Some good support sites for WordPress support:

WizardsPlace
http://wizardsplace.com/ (mine)

DIY Marketplace
http://diymarketplace.com/ (contributor)

WordPress Business Network
http://wordpressbusinessnetwork.com/ (new - partner)

Good facebook groups for getting questions answered:

WordPress for the Non-Technical (mine)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237966779648166/

WordPress Plugins (mine)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/538442192838178/

WordPress Help
https://www.facebook.com/groups/adfree.wordpress.help/

WordPress Help Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/allwordpresshelp/
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labellecleo private msg quote post Address this user
Just wondering : can we change the theme after the blog is up and running or will that mess up the website?
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Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@labellecleo

You can change it.

but you will want to change to something with a similar layout.

One column or two column. ... and so on.
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WordPress is a powerful, professional grade, content management system (CMS) that delivers superb performance with a manageable learning curve. It is designed with a very important (and quite good) concept in mind. The structure is made up of four inter-connected sections:

1. Core files -- the "engine" that powers everything

2. Theme files -- the look and feel of the site (colors, fonts, layout)

3. Plugin files -- add-in functionality and processes

4. Content -- your text, images, videos, etc.

By keeping each of these separate it means you can easily change any one of them; update core, switch designs, add functions, keep your content intact.

While it is increasingly popular to design complex themes with intense built-in functionality, this goes against the base principle of the WordPress structure and should be avoided.

And don't be sucked in by the "plugins are security risks and slow down your site" mantra. Well designed plugins are as secure as current understanding permits, and interact well. If you have speed issues with plugins you likely have poorly coded ones or you have way too many (like 30 or more) installed.

Choose themes that provide the best design flexibility for your needs. "Pretty" is nice but does it bring, or return, traffic? And watch out for themes that are attractive only because of the images they display. Are those the images you will be using? Do you have replacements that are as good?

Use plugins because they further your online presence needs or deliver functionality germane to your purpose, not because they are cool, nor because someone includes them in a "10 Best" list.

Speed is important for a website. If your site is slow, the #1 cause is likely overloaded hosting. Caching is good, if annoying, cloud support for images, video, and other large media, is getting to be a must these days (see the "time" infographic in another thread), but starting with fast hosting is foundational. SSD drives are worth having these days!
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Steve private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev above and beyond
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Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@labellecleo

Pay close attention to what @Rev says.

He knows well and shares generously.
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labellecleo private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev

This is indeed very useful information. Thank you.
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