Hating My Blog Theme

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Often most people choose a WordPress theme based on the cosmetic appearance of the theme during free demo, at least this is how I search and choose WordPress themes. This theme I am using for JustinGermino.com had the feel I was looking for at the time, but it is a beast of a theme to use as some annoying problems with the CSS prevent me from getting formatting the way I want. I had done several CSS tweaks to get the sidebars to look at least halfway decent, but my posts still have problems with images.

The theme wants to left align all images, and even when you center them it forces text to wrap around the images. I tried every WordPress CSS trick I can think of and am not able to fix it other than wrapping the image inside a table just to get it to separate from the text and center. This slows down post writing a bit and makes it more cumbersome to insert images and work on other things.

I really want to purchase the Thesis wordpress theme, which so many professional bloggers do. I plan on saving up some of my blog earnings to purchase the Thesis theme and use it for JustinGermino.com, with the possibility of changing DragonBlogger.com over to it later. For now though I have done so much work on the DragonBlogger.com theme it holds up fairly well and I like the look and feel of it.

How about my readers, how did you choose your blog theme? Do you like it? Do you want to change and just haven’t gotten around to it?

-Justin Germino

Updated: January 29, 2010 — 11:21 am