Once you have your WordPress site up, you need a theme and framework that will allow you to do things like collect emails, format your content and overall make your site do what you want and look pro.
Here are some of my favorite themes:
Generatepress - Super Flexible Theme (Freemium)
Generatepress is a top tier free theme that does what you need it to do in a world where page builders are slowly taking over site design duties.
It’s simple to use, it’s lightweight, it’s code is clean, and offers a lot of customization possibilities.
The pad version comes with some awesome “Starter Sites” that you can use to build a super slick looking website in one click.
MYTHEMESHOP - Dozens of Themes for One Low Price
This Is One Of My Favorite Theme Makers At The Moment. Their Themes Look Awesome Right Out Of The Gate With Very Little Modification So They Are Great For Beginners.
This is one of my favorite theme makers at the moment. Their themes look great right out of the box with very little modification – so they are perfect for beginners.
I especially Like WordX, SociallyViral znd Newspaper.
StudioPress Themes - Fast & Beautiful Out of the Box
Genesis is an outstanding WordPress theme framework from StudioPress.
You can use Genesis as a standalone theme or use one of the many child themes available. These are some of the most popular themes at the moment because once you learn the system you can make your site look however your little heart desires.
It’s fast, flexible and highly customizable.
Check out the Genesis Framework.
A Couple Other Note-Worthy Themes
Restored316 Themes – If you’re creating a site for women, such as a Mommy Blog or Fashion/Makeup site, then Restored316 themes would be a great choice. Their themes are Genesis child themes, which means you would first have to purchase the genesis framework (up above).
BIMBER – I love this theme and use it on a couple of my Viral content sites. It has so many genius features built in I can’t believe more people aren’t using it!