what's the best most flexible theme for customization?

  • Author
  • #888043

    I have many years experience with HTML/CSS, especially building self-hosted WordPress sites from scratch. I am in the process of creating my first WordPress.com website for a client and I need a them that will give me the most flexibility with my design. I started using Wu Wei which my client installed but I’m quickly running into frustrations with it’s limitations. I have used WordPress frameworks before which allow almost total flexibility but I realize that’s not an option here. I just need a theme with a top navigation that will allow me to have as much control as possible.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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



    Sandbox. It’s specifically FOR customization.



    Same goes for its newer cousin, Toolbox.


    Thanks, I’ll give ’em a try!


    H-m-m-m, both of these themes place the navigation under the hgroup which is screwing with my design. Is there any way around this? Also, there seems to be a hidden padding-top on the body which I can’t seem to set to 0. Any ideas on how to fix it? http://patharrisoncamptrail.wordpress.com/



    If you’d rather modify a styled theme instead of using Sandbox or Toolbox, this post of mine lists which themes have the top nav menu above the header image:


    Oooo, I’m excited to see what you design! If you think of it, please post a link back here when you’re done.


    Regarding navigation, note that sometimes moving it using absolute positioning works out well (I’m not sure if you tried that already).

    The padding-top might be something artificially added in for the WordPress.com toolbar, and if that’s the padding you’re referring to, I would recommend keeping it or your design may look different for logged in versus logged out views.


    I ended-up using Triton Lite by Towfiq I. and it’s working out pretty good after a trying times.

    Thanks again.



    Nice work! :)


    Interesting choice! I love that you picked Triton Lite, and I’m looking forward to see how the final design turns out.

The topic ‘what's the best most flexible theme for customization?’ is closed to new replies.