Learn how to customize the look and feel of your website by changing your theme in WordPress, along with our recommendations for great free and paid themes.
Note: Included at a discount with the BlogWinners Full Membership.
WordPress themes are the “skin” of your website — you’ll use them to make your website look exactly how you want it to. There are thousands of themes to choose from, but just like plugins, the vast majority of them are really bad.
Shopping for themes on WordPress theme marketplaces can be a nightmare. Companies are great at making their themes look great in a demo, but then when you go to install the theme you just purchased for $60 on your website, it looks nothing like the demo. You try to contact support, but they can’t help. A bad theme means hours spent trying to contact support and banging your head against the wall.
We’ve been burned by themes before, but you don’t have to. We’ll show you the best themes to use and recommend the themes we use on our websites.
In 2013, David Payette left his job at an Apple Store to start a freelance web design business called Payette Forward. Figuring that "having a blog" would sound good to potential clients, one morning in August 2013, David sat down and wrote the only blog post he ever intended to write, and forgot about it. Six months later, that blog post went viral and 5 million people read it in a week.
David relocated to Maui and worked as an SEO and WordPress consultant, occasionally publishing articles on payetteforward.com. As traffic to his website continued to grow, David stepped back from client work entirely to focus on his own projects.
Currently based in New York, David has transitioned Payette Forward from a one-man operation to a small startup with team members in the United States and abroad. He and his team have recently launched BlogWinners, an online course that teaches people how to replicate David's formula for success so that they too can enjoy the freedom of a decentralized lifestyle.