Lesson 19 Module 4
There are thousands of themes to choose from, both free and paid.
I'm going to spend some time going over how to design your blog in the next module, but nevertheless keep in mind that the design of your blog isn't the most important part of your business.
Content is and always will be king. The purpose of your design is to present the content (what really matters) in a way that is easy to consume.
In other words, the job of your blog design is to not draw attention to itself.
I'm going to go over how to design your blog (and everything in it) in the next module. For now we just need to pick a theme and move on!
FREE VS PAID THEMES
When it comes to WordPress blog themes, you might be tempted to use a free theme. But in life, we know that nothing of value is ever really free.
the problems with free wordpress themes
One huge mistake new bloggers make is they spend way too much time designing their blog, trying to get it to look exactly how they want.
You can take a massive shortcut and start with a theme that is fully customizable.
WHY I RECOMMEND THE DIVI THEME
Divi is the number one theme in the world - by far. Just look at this chart.
You might think that choosing a popular theme will make your blog look like everyone else’s. But every Divi blog is built from scratch so they are all unique.
Here's why I recommend bloggers use this theme:
Here's a sample of just what you can do with the Divi theme:
BLOGGERS USING DIVI
Here are some real-world bloggers who use Divi.
What these websites have in common is that they were created by first-timers using Divi. And despite using the same theme, the websites all look different.
You can try your hand at web design using Divi's demo here.
To get Divi, first register here. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee so you can try it risk-free.
After you sign up, log in and go to the Downloads section and download the Divi zip file.
To install the theme on your blog, in WordPress go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme and upload the Divi.zip file.
For a tutorial on how to design your blog using Divi, go here.