In an earlier post I talked about free wordpress themes, but want to briefly cover Premium Themes, and tell you about the Socrates Theme.
When I first got interested in blogging and started to look around the internet for information on building a site, the first ones that I found were a lot more difficult to set up than WordPress.
At first I thought they were wonderful, however you had to copy/paste parts, and pick fonts, and colors. It was very time consuming. They’re still out there half finished. Then I found WordPress and the free themes I absolutely loved them. It was so much easier.
There is however an even better alternative, and that is Premium Themes.
Some of the companies that specialize in them are DIY themes, Elegant themes, Woo Themes, Theme Forest and Thesis Themes.
They range in price from about twenty dollars to a few hundred, and offer a more professional look, and more versatility. Don’t worry if you don’t want to spend any money right now, but you might want to plan for one when you can. Just keep a list of the ones you like. That’s what I did.
Anyway, I was surfing the net one day, and happened upon a video for the Socrates Theme.
I was completely blown away at the versatility, and the ease that you could set up it up. The theme was designed by Joel Comm, and Dan Nickerson, two guys that have been around for a while.
On the video Dan explained that they had a forum especially for the theme , and not only do they answer questions about Socrates, they answer questions on problems people were having with WordPress, because a lot of Newbies were buying the theme.
That absolutely blew my doors off, they were going that extra mile for their customers, and didn’t have to. So I bought it.
In case you’re wondering it’s $47 for the Single Domain License, and $77 for the Unlimited Domain License. The unlimited package allows you to build as many sites as you want. Comparable themes charge $150-$300 for Unlimited Licenses, and it also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.
Anyway, don’t take my word on it check out the video and the forum below.
Here’s just a few images of my dashboard. Don’t look at my site and think that this is all you can do with the Socrates Theme. I have by no means even started to use all the options that Socrates has to offer. It’s on my to do list
To put the Twitter, Facebook, RSS buttons like at the top right of my page on your site, all you do is type in your ID and Socrates does the rest.
Here is a screen shot of some of the headers for a pet niche site. The last time I checked they had over 200 , and also take requests for niche sites.
This theme is not just for newbies, it has an Integrated Affiliate Program with banners, sales pages, and videos, Sales Page Template, Squeeze Page Template, advanced SEO features, and much more.
I am not doing Socrates justice here you have to check out the video below. In the video Dan puts a site together all monetized and ready to go in 10 minutes. It is quite fast but there are more detailed how to videos in the members area.
Here’s a link to the Forum. Check out how newbie friendly it is.
Here is the Video
These are affiliate links, and I would appreciate the referral fee, but if you want to just go directly to the site. You’ll be glad you did.
Let me know what you think in the comments, as always please Tweet and share.