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Historical Theme with a southern/country feel to it. Does it exist?

  1. Hi everybody,

    I am embarking on my first attempt at building a site using a wordpress theme. I am building a site for a historical museum that displays civil war and african american artifacts. The museum is located in the southern part of the US. I have been trying to no avail to find a theme that has a black background with red and brown colors that evokes this civil war/early Black Americana feel that you can often see in pictures from 1800s into the early 20th century. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can locate such a theme? I have zero experience at all with this type of stuff so I pose my question to the WP community. Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is caramelsmoothie.wordpress.com.

  2. Hello,

    Please check http://theme.wordpress.com/ yourself. There are 220 themes, and you can change your idea while you are looking over them.

    Anyway, I can recommend ChaoticSoul, Black-LetterHead, Modularity Lite

  3. Don't be misled by the default appearance of the demos: most themes allow you to change the background color or add a background image, and/or add a header image.

  4. Unlusoycan,

    As I stated in my initial post, I HAVE looked there as well as all over the web and have not found a theme that matches what I am looking for. I don't want to put the impression out there that I am just looking for answers without putting in the effort of looking for it myself, I have been doing that. I figured I had nothing to lose by posting the description of what I am looking for just in case someone else knew of a theme such as what I am looking for. Thanks for those links I will check them out for sure!

    Justpi, thanks for the tip! This helps me in determining what can be changed vs. what cannot to suit my needs.

  5. Not sure it's a good match for you but I use Vostok on a site that I am putting photos to make it sort of just a history site - it is gray mostly - but no header image (or I did not add one - can't remember for sure)

  6. Thanks everyone. I found a site similar to what I am trying to build that has the exact same look I am going for, although it seems the site is having some alignment issues as it pertains to the placement of the navigation tabs. I've left a message for the designer of the site asking what theme if any she used for this site and am waiting for them to call me back, but I thought I'd post it here just in case:

    http://www.wbhsm.org/

    The black background, with the earth tone and historical photos plastered against it, and I also like the fact that the content is squeezed in the middle and does not take up the entire screen. This is exactly the look I am going for.

  7. That's great but all it is is a site with a custom header and old-timey colours. You can do that on virtually any theme here, though you might start with Kubrick. It is literally the oldest theme we have.

  8. Thanks Raincoaster. I checked out the Kubrick theme and I DO see the similar structure that I am looking for! I am assuming that I can customize the right side bar to include information pertaining to the museum and would not be stuck with the Archives, Meta and Categories that are currently listed on the theme correct?

  9. That's correct. It's your Sidebar and you can look up how to use Widgets to customize it here in the Support documents: http://support.wordpress.com/

  10. Thanks so much Raincoaster and to everyone else in this thread! I have a clearer understanding now of what I need to do! Hopefully, I can look back on this thread in a couple of months to a year and laugh at how clueless I am right now! LOL!!!!!!

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