One of the best programs I have come across regarding creating WordPress themes has to be Artisteer. It is with out doubt one of the simplest programs I have ever used for creating WordPress themes, its easy, its fast, its simple and most importantly it helps creates high quality themes.
I have always had issues getting a theme for my wordpress blog that I was 100% satisfied with, there was always something I would of liked to of changed on it, the great thing I love about Artisteer is the fact that you can manipulate anything I like within the program.
Starting A WordPress Theme From Scratch
If you got no idea on what type of wordpress theme you want to create, with Artisteer you have a suggestion box option with every single element within designing a WordPress theme at nearly every single level (Watch the video below).
Here is an image of the toolbar for artisteer.
As you can see from the image of the the Artisteer toolbar I am given many options for suggesting different random designs from my WordPress theme creation toolbar, you can specify a segment to get suggested ideas or even go broad and just click on suggest a design which is really great as you don’t have to think much on what would look good, you will just have to keep on clicking until you see a WordPress suggested theme you like then just go into detail in each suggest category until you find a style you like.
This takes is literally 10 minutes and the great thing using Artisteer is that its so easy that a 10 year old can do this.
These themes can also be created and exported to blogger, Drupal and Joolma templates.
Using WordPress Themes For Targeted Backlinks
The reason I got into creating WordPress themes were for creating anchor text back links on the footer of the page pointing to my web properties, which is why you see so many free themes out there doing the same thing, it truly is better than article marketing especially if you create themes specifically for your website category.
Lets say you created a flower site weather you have used a WordPress theme or not it doesn’t matter you simple will then create multiple variations of a nice looking flower style website theme with different columns, and then export the theme, then change the footer codes ( I will show you this on another post) and place your anchor text pointing to your own website, then post it to wordpress theme sites and get free targeted back links pointing to your main site. The great thing about this is that if your category specific with your wordpress theme creation you will get back link from relevant blogs that have installed the website theme that is relevant to what the user wants to create, its highly likely that the user that installs a wordpress theme on his blog that shows pretty flowers will be relevant to this category. which of course gives you a much more powerful and relevant back link. Artisteer really makes this fast.
My Artisteer Review
I have seen and bought lots of products online for my blogs or general internet marketing, the most value I get is from tools that can help me to work a lot quicker, am sure there are tools out there that can create wordpress themes but as easy to use as this I very much doubt it.
Give the demo a try its free so you will be able to get you feet wet with the free download although they do watermark you wordpress design once you export the file and upload it to your blog it will give you an idea if you want to purchase the license which its not that expensive as there are different licenses to purchase but definitely great value for your money. I hope my Artisteer review and on creating wordpress themes has been useful make sure you watch the video to get a feel of it and try out the demo. In a future post I will show you how to use themes to generate backlinks to your websites.
Here are some of the bullet points from Artisteer website.
|Design awesome blogs and cool web templates in minutes|
|Export to Blogger, Joomla, WordPress and other CMS products|
|No need to learn Photoshop, CSS, HTML or other technologies|
|Fun and easy to use!|
This version is free but has a watermark when you upload your artisteer theme to your site. Artisteer Download Page