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July 22nd in Themes For Video Bloggers by .

Video blogging is not a new concept these days. It is true that top vloggers make a killing from ads, partnerships, and other business arrangements. Starting a vlog is anything but easy though. If you have never recorded video in the past or don’t feel comfortable on camera, it may take you a bit of time to find your voice and get comfortable with vlogging (of course, you can always post YouTube videos to your site until you are ready). Thanks to Premiere theme for WordPress, you won’t have to spend too much time coding for your vlog.

Premiere theme can handle both regular blog posts and video entries. It takes full advantage of custom posts to keep things separate on your website. Your home-page will have a jQuery slider which you can use to display your top videos and content. Your visitors will be able to go through your videos by keyword or popularity. [click to continue…]

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December 18th in Themes For Video Bloggers by .

Starting a video blog is more than just producing some videos and slapping it on your website. It always surprises me to see top video bloggers not having a decent theme to present their videos more professionally to their audience. I suppose if you are very popular you can get away with that. If you are just getting started with video-blogging, you are better off getting your hands on a decent vlogging theme. Videozoom is such a theme. It’s quite slick looking and lets your visitors browse your content more conveniently.

As is the case with all WPZoom themes, this theme has a super back-end that you can take advantage of to customize the look and feel of your website. You can customize your site navigation and optimize your website for the search engines. The back-end is fast and responsive.

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July 21st in Premium Themes, Themes For Video Bloggers by .

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Meet Groovy for WordPress. A colorful video blogging theme that lets you start your own video portal fast without having to spend too much money or time on development. Starting a video blog can be a challenge, and you’ve got to get a lot of things right for your video site to grow smoothly. The last thing you want to do worry about your website design or focusing too much on coding when you should spend it on developing good content.

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Groovy is one of the best looking vlogging themes for WordPress. Not only it’s flexible and well-designed, it comes with 17 color schemes, enabling you to customize the look and feel of your vlog fast. Adding videos to Groovy is very easy to use. Your videos are automatically re-sized and embed code is provided for your readers as well. User ratings is also integrated into Groovy, making it easy for your readers to engage with your vlog and give you feedback on your videos.

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Groovy is easy to customize, and you don’t need to be a coding genius to do it. The back-end comes with all the options you need to make changes without writing a piece of code. The theme is ad ready as well, so you can use it to make money from your sponsors or direct ads. Overall, Groovy is a vlogging theme designed for those interested in adopting a highly colorful theme for their video blogs. It’s easy to customize, and it comes integrated with everything you need to engage your readers and help them spread the word about your vlog. If you love vlogging and use WordPress to manage your vlog, you are going to love Groovy.

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March 25th in Themes For Video Bloggers by .

Video Flick 2.0

The folks at Press75 are responsible for some of the best video blogging themes available for the WordPress platforms. All their theme are highly customizable and come packed with tons of features. The latest theme for vloggers is VideoFlick 2.0. VideoFlick 2.0 has gone through dramatic changes that makes it a more attractive choice for vloggers. Let’s see what’s inside.

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Video Flick comes in two flavors: dark, and light. You can change your themes settings easily on the backend without doing too much work. The theme is highly customizable as well. The logo can be changed easily. You can add ratings below each video (if you prefer). As you can see in the above image, your home-page comes with your posts and their associated thumbnails. Thumbnails can be easily added through a custom-field in the back-end. The theme has been updated to support threaded comments and other WP 2.7 exclusive features.

Video Flick 2.0 supports a number of services and formats including Vimeo.com, YouTube.com, MetaCafe.com, Revver.com, Google Video, Seesmic.com and FLV (Flash Video), and the designer is planning to support many more formats in the near future.

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On your sidebar, you have your tags and you ad spots. You can easily update them in the back-end. You also have a section for featured videos on your sidebar. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to promote your top videos.

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What I like about Video Flick 2.0 is the fact that it’s very easy to customize, and it can handle videos of all sizes. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s compatible with many video services. The theme is tailor-made for vloggers, which is why most of the features revolve around videos. The theme is going to cost you $75, which is very cheap for a such high quality theme. If you need more than one license, you may want to go for the unlimited package that gives you 5 additional cool themes + unlimited license for all of them. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Download VideoFlick 2.0 here.

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November 22nd in Premium Themes, Themes For Video Bloggers by .

I had a story about WP.Element’s Jason moving on to doing bigger and better things. Jason’s new theme shows that he hasn’t been wasting anytime developing new themes. His RevolutionTV theme is arguably the best video-blogging theme I have seen.

The Revolution TV allows you to host your own video show on the Internet. On the right side, there is a section for the latest video episodes, and also you can promote your highest rated videos right below it. You are also provided with the place to actually blog about your videos:

The theme is well-designed but would be most likely useful only to super video-bloggers (someone like the star of Ask the Ninja). You can get the Revolution TV theme for free on Revolution 2, but I strongly recommend signing up for their Pro program. Not only you get support for all their themes with their pro program, but they also provide you with help on how to customize these themes. It sure as heck beats paying $1000s to create a custom theme made from scratch.

Ratings: 5/5. The theme is perfect even based on my picky standards. Vloggers rejoice.

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