Wordpress Theme Design

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  1. Cromulent

    Cromulent UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I'm thinking of starting a new website which will have a forum and a Wordpress blog on it. I already know a trustworthy company that can make me a forum theme but I'm struggling to find a decent Wordpress theme designer. I mean there are loads of options but finding out if they are trustworthy is much harder.

    What I want to do is pay for a forum theme and then get a Wordpress theme designer to copy that theme on my Wordpress blog so that the whole site works well together.

    I'm just not sure where to look for Wordpress theme designers. Does anyone have any recommendations?
    Posted: Sep 15, 2017 By: Cromulent Member since: Dec 8, 2008
  2. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Why do this?

    Wordpress has forum plugins, install one of these and you will have everything in one place.

    Or install a blog extension to your forum software - like UKBF has done.
    Posted: Sep 15, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  3. Cromulent

    Cromulent UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Because I want the blog on the main domain and the forum on a sub-domain. Also why would I go for a second rate solution just because they are designed to work together?

    Wordpress is better than the Xenforo blogging addons and Xenforo is a better forum than the Wordpress forum software.
    Posted: Sep 15, 2017 By: Cromulent Member since: Dec 8, 2008
  4. Xtm_Mike

    Xtm_Mike UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Most developers will be able to port a forum design to a WordPress design. I've done it several times. I don't consider myself a WordPress developer or designer.

    WordPress is nothing fancy, it's simple PHP and there is extensive documentation online for building themes... nothing too taxing for a full stack developer.
    Posted: Sep 15, 2017 By: Xtm_Mike Member since: Dec 10, 2010
  5. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Go for whatever you want... but don't forget to stipulate to your designers exactly what you want and don't want... otherwise, you'll just end up getting shafted... i.e. they'll do exactly what @fisicx has suggested and charge you a princely sum for doing it.

    Posted: Sep 15, 2017 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
  6. Rosie Hartley

    Rosie Hartley UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You can try Upwork, but might take a while to find a good one. My team has a good Wordpress guy as well. You can drop him a message here: nnikolaev at sematigo.co.uk
    Posted: Sep 18, 2017 By: Rosie Hartley Member since: Sep 12, 2017
  7. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    The essence of the OP's issue is find a trustworthy supplier. This is tricky for any service isn't it, whether it is a WordPress designer or a Kitchen fitter? The normal approach is research then ask for references then follow up references.
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    Posted: Sep 18, 2017 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
  8. kev598

    kev598 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I think you probably can look for a company who can do you both, forum and WordPress. It would be easier. But if you only need a WordPress designer, I think you either can buy and download one of the customized themes from popular websites like templatemonster or find a specialist from Upwork or Behance.
    Posted: Oct 10, 2017 By: kev598 Member since: Sep 22, 2017
  9. Joe Smith780

    Joe Smith780 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I agree with fisicx, at first ready made themes and plugins will be enough and once you start getting traction you can always pay professionals to help improve its design.
    Posted: Dec 30, 2017 By: Joe Smith780 Member since: Dec 30, 2017
  10. bluenun

    bluenun UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    How much budget did you set aside for this word press theme design ?
    Posted: Jan 10, 2018 By: bluenun Member since: Dec 11, 2008
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