In case you are wandering, this blog uses the Thesis theme, and it is the first theme that I ever paid money for, a whole $87.00. The reason I waited so long was I really wanted a theme that would work right out of the box. Not like the normal run of the mill theme that you had to know PHP and CSS to get it to do what you want. This is what sold me on Thesis, from their home page.
Thesis boasts the strongest SEO of any theme on the market today thanks to its expertly-coded HTML
+PHP framework. Not only that, Thesis also contains additional options that will allow you to fine-tune each and every page of your site. The days of worrying about your in-site SEO are over—with Thesis, your strategy is “just add killer content.”
Not a coder? Not a problem. The Thesis option panels allow you to command your site with ease, while Thesis does all of the heavy lifting behind the scenes. You’ve never had this much control over your site before, and this is precisely what makes Thesis indispensable to critical webmasters all over the globe.
Yep, I said to myself, that is what I want and so I bought it. Man was I disappointed. Sure it was better than most of the other themes I used, but then they were free and you expect to get a lot more features when you pay for something. The thing is that it wasn’t as completely plug and play as they made it out to be. To really get the most out of it you had to deal with Hooks; what the hell are HOOKS and why was there was no mention of this on their home page. A lot of the time you also had to deal with PHP and CSS and that was something I didn’t want to deal with.
They do have a forum for those having difficulties but I got tired of logging on, asking for help and then waiting for a reply. So the search for a better theme continued and after searching far and wide I finally found the FlexSqueeze Theme. This theme was as near perfect as I could hope. No coding knowledge required unless you really wanted to do something out of the ordinary. The following are just some of the things that FlexSqueeze can do.
- It has it’s very own image up-loader! Any image you want to incorporate into your new theme can be uploaded easily into the theme’s own image directory.
- Add AdSense with ease! Easily insert AdSense ads in 5 different locations with point-and-click ease from the theme options page! Once there you can configure how you want the ads to look by nominating colors of the background, title and links etc.
- New Built In Squeeze Page Capability! The theme comes with ’squeeze page’ template that you can easily adapt to make it your very own professional looking Squeeze Page. This can make your affiliates sales go through the roof. This is a squeeze page that I adapted from their sample of the generic squeeze page template. Since the last update the squeeze page, as you can see from my latest sales page, is even better.
- Custom Headers! Choose from the custom headers or upload your own.
- Threaded Comments Actually Work! The theme is WordPress 2.7 threaded comment ready, just activate it from the admin panel.
- Very Own Color Picker! There is no need to know any of the color codes as it comes with it’s own color picker. Just select the option you want to change and then with total mouse control you can choose the color of your choice. Even after you choose your global theme color you can manipulate it even more to suit your needs. Change the background color or image, the sidebar color, the color of your links, titles, honestly there are a whole lot of choices available
Some of the other things you have control over is blog width, theme layout, whether you want one two sidebars or even choose the adsense optimized layout. Change the header, footer, link colour all with the click of a mouse. Honestly I could go on and on, but there are so many choices I would be here for ever. The thing is that this theme does it all, and if you have multiple blogs, just like yours truly, the FlexSqueeze Theme will make sure that every blog has it’s own uniqueness so you will no longer have to have multiple themes. Just have a look at the following blogs to see what I mean.
SBizzTech, BlogSire, Well Blog Me, Photos2Blog, WassupBlog, Top Software Online, Scenic Adelaide, Top Sexual Aids and my latest blog, Buy Online Lotto Tickets. The changes could have been even more dramatic but I haven’t had the time to truly try all the features. You may notice though that you can choose from different search boxes as well as RSS icons. You may also notice that the header and footer are displaying the same affiliates. You can either display the special header or footer complete with your own affiliate links or you can go to the widget section of your dashboard to select whatever plugins you want to display. Yep, you heard right, with this theme you can install plugins into 5 different areas, the two sidebars, the footer, feature top, and top sidebar.
If there is something that you want to know about the capabilities of the FlexSqueeze Theme just leave a comment and I will see what I can find.
Oh, I almost forgot, how much will it cost? The cost factor is another area where it beats the Thesis Theme hands down. With Thesis you are looking at either the personal or developers option which will cost you $89 or $164 respectively. Now compare that with the FlexSqueeze Theme which will only cost you $127 for unlimited domains! The beauty about this one off outlay is that you get more than just an ordinary WordPress theme, you get a theme which is ‘renowned for having a TON of options so you can create a totally custom site. But FlexSqueeze now makes it even easier to create a custom site in a matter of just a few clicks. You can even create your own sales or squeeze pages and you will finally have more control over your theme enabling you to make it your own stamping your brand on the Net.
Sorry, if I you think I am frothing at the mouth at the moment, but honestly it’s not often that I get hold of an affiliate that I am truly exited about, and believe me, once you try the FlexSqueeze Theme there is no looking back.
In case you are wondering why I am still using the Thesis theme on this blog, I paid for the bloody thing and it would be a waste not to use it, and my parents taught me not to waste things.
Check out the new post on The Difference Between Flexibility And FlexSqueeze! Especially the example of the Squeeze page capability.
Edit: FlexSqueeze has just received an update which makes it even easier and more versatile. I’ve written a post about it which you can read here.
Edit: Yep another update and you should really see how the latest one will make you posts truly rock. Click Here To Read All About It.
Edit: This is what I love about the FlexSqueeze theme. The guy behind it is always improving it. There has been another update and as usual I’ve written a post about it called Is FlexSqeeze as good as they say? You should take a look at my Make Money Online page to see how good it really is at getting your readers attention.