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New AskMissyWard.com Question: What WordPress Theme Do You Recommend for Newbie Affiliate Marketers?

by Missy Ward in Affiliate Marketing, Ask Missy Ward   &  , , ,   9 Comments

Today's AskMissyWard.com affiliate marketing question comes from Chris Gar who asks:

“What WordPress template would you recommend for a new affiliate that allows it to be used for multiple sites and includes all the bells and whistles like seo opt, and all of the social media links, etc. I'm not necessarily looking for a free template, just a good one.
Thank you.”

Hey Chris,

There's only one solution that will fit your needs that I wholeheartedly recommend and that is Thesis For WordPress, by DIYThemes.

Now, that being said, I must disclose that I used to oversee their affiliate program for charity. However, before I worked for them, I was an extremely satisfied customer and recommended the Thesis for WordPress theme, to anyone who was in the same boat as you. I currently use Thesis Theme on MissyWard.com, FeedFront.com and GeekCast.fm.

The main reason why I am a happy Thesis for WordPress user resides in the fact that while I know enough about designing, coding and SEO to be dangerous, any tool that can help me spend less time doing this kind of stuff and let me concentrate on marketing, is a godsend.

The skillfully-coded HTML + CSS + PHP framework that Thesis for WordPress runs on makes optimizing each page of your site for the search engines, super easy.

Here is a video showing how easy it is to control every page of your site using Thesis for WordPress:

The Thesis option panels also allow you to make design changes very easily. Whether you're looking for a 1, 3 or 3-column option, you can test out tons of different layout and font options with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Most recently, Thesis 1.8 was released boasting new design controls making it even easier to construct your site exactly the way you want it. Here is a quick video showing how simple it is to design a site using Thesis.

Most importantly, the support staff is terrific and always there in a pinch if you get stuck on something. Additionally, there are dozens upon dozens of Thesis for WordPress users that post tutorials on how they've made things happen on their blogs. Couple this with the video tutorials that the DIYThemes staff creates and you'll find that the learning curve for using Thesis is fairly small.

There are two options for purchasing Thesis For WordPress. First, there is a Personal Copy which is only $87. This will allow you to use Thesis on one website. Based on your question though, it looks like you're wanting to use it on multiple websites, so I'd recommend that you pick up the Develolper's License which will allow you to use Thesis on as many sites as you want. This option is only $164.

I hope this helped you with our decision, but I'm here if you have any other questions.

If you decide to purchase DIYThemes' Thesis for WordPress, please consider using my affiliate link. (Hey, I am an affiliate marketer after all, ya know.) 😉

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

Comment & Add Your Voice

1 Mohammed Rhalmi March 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Thesis seems to be the best theme according to most webmasters


2 Missyward November 19, 2009 at 8:11 am

I'm so glad you concur!


3 Missyward November 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Hey Cal

The flash banner can be inserted into the header without a problem. It will require a single custom function and a single hook call to get it done.

Take care,


4 Cal November 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Tks. This makes the possibilities even Greater! Time to buy it for myself.

5 Cal November 8, 2009 at 3:48 am

Hello Missyward! found you on twitter after signing up as an affiliate for Thesis. Expert Affiliate no less, w/wealth of info. Thesis is like the SEO 2.0 for blogs, and wish to purchase it for myself, IF; it will work in conjunction with the flash banner already installed from WP. Of course wanting the best of both worlds.

Could you check this out if not sure and let me know either way.
My blog is at http://www.paintingdenver.net/blog/ , connected to site http://www.paintingdenver.net & can twitter me at PaintingDenver



6 UnknownWebmaster November 3, 2009 at 2:38 am

Thesis is one of the reasons that I'm actually making money as an affiliate. If I hadn't started using it, I would probably still be stuck wasting half my day worrying about designs instead of focusing on what is making me money.

Thesis has basically allowed me to stop worrying about finding/coding a "perfect" Wordpress theme, since I know that it is very easy to modify, so I can easily add a bunch of custom CSS to make it look exactly like I want it to, or have someone else do it without having to worry about them messing up the code (Thesis prevents that).


7 Missyward November 3, 2009 at 2:52 am

Great testimonial. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

8 Roseli A. Bakar November 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Go for Thesis theme – one of the best wordpress theme out there !


9 Missyward November 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I'm so glad you concur!

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