I’ve been blogging for awhile. And all the while i’ve been looking for a smart, simple platform that would offer ease of use and help broaden my audience. About a year ago i stumbled on john saddington and the amazing team that has created standard theme (affiliate link).
Currently I am using the Tron child theme that works on the Standard Theme, a premium WordPress theme designed with serious bloggers in mind. They just announced a special 20% discount on all Standard Theme products, starting now and lasting until Wednesday the 15th. The theme looks great out of the box, and makes it easy to get started with advertising and social media. Standard comes with the popular “Follower Counter” feature, which integrates your RSS and Twitter followers. It uses SEO best practices and chances are you’ll notice an increase in search traffic almost immediately.
The Support License , which usually costs a one-time fee of $99, is on sale for about $79 and comes with technical support for life! In addition to that you get access to a growing community of developers and designers, as well as new styles (called customizations) every month. Even better, once you purchase the Support License, all future version upgrades to Standard Theme are included! Purchase once, upgrade forever. It really is a great deal.
Mashable called Standard one of the 8 best premium themes available for WordPress in 2010. Any blogger who wants to increase their traffic, begin selling advertisements, or improve the speed of their blog should seriously consider making the jump to Standard. I’m glad I did!