Anyone who has played with WordPress for a while has seen all the cool themes that are available for this platform. Whether you are a hobby blogger or just want to get started with your first serious blog, there are plenty of themes to choose from. You can always go with a free theme, but if you anything serious in mind, you are better of investing in a premium theme. There are plenty of colorful premium themes available on the market, but believe or not the most popular themes on the market are the ones that are light-weight, clean, and easy to customize. Being able to customize your theme easily is really key. There is no point in investing in a premium theme that can’t be customized easily. Premium themes make cost a bit of money, but they are by no means unique to your site. There may be other people who use the same theme that you have just bought, so it’s essential to take time to change the look and feel of your blog if you want your blog design to look unique.
If you are looking for a light-weight, clean theme to build your blog around, here are 4 customizable themes you should consider:
Canvas theme: Canvas theme for WordPress is not only highly customizable and very clean, but it also comes with a ton of widgets and back-end functions that can save you time and effort. It takes advantage of hooks as well.
Thesis: the best in this category. It’s highly customizable and very flexible. It uses the hook system, so you can add your own customizations without too much trouble. The back-end is powerful as well, enabling you to change things around without having to write any code.
Frugal Theme: Frugal theme is very similar to thesis. It comes with a very clean look and feel. It uses the hook system to help you add enhancements to your blog easily. The code is optimized for SEO, and you can address your tags in the back-end. It’s very affordable too if you plan to use it for your WordPress clients.
WP Unlimited: WP Unlimited is designed for any WordPress designer that wants to have a skeleton of a theme to build a super theme upon. You are provided with a clean cut look and feel, and you can customize every aspect of your theme to your heart’s desire.
The above themes (except Canvas) are not made for those who are not experienced with WordPress. They are designed for advanced WordPress bloggers who want to take their blog to the next level. They do provide you with a good skeleton to build your theme up around. If you want to be in control and redesign your premium theme to your liking, any of the above themes would be a great choice.