Currently fractalfuture.net points to the WordPress blog. This is of course intentional, because I want to turn that blog into some kind of portal page. At the moment, I’m using a very minimal default WordPress theme. That’s quite suboptimal, but should suffice for the beginning. What I want to do is to use a premium theme (which I will purchase on my own) that makes the blog visually more appealing and adds important features. I want a theme that is suited to turn the blog into some kind of navigation portal for the futurist community. It also should be able to be used as magazine-like community blog. There are a couple of themes which are technically advanced and would probably fit the bill:
- The RocketTheme Plethora theme.
- The top seeling themes on themeforest.
- The NanoMag theme.
- The Codilight theme.
- Perhaps some others. Haven’t really researched the current theme market in great detail.
There’s one theme which looks interesting, but doesn’t seem to be ideal as “portal” page: Divi. It’s one of these trendy “linear” themes where you basically just scroll down and down and eye candy pops up every once in a while. It might be the best for presenting new projects, though, so I’m mentioning it here.
The decision for a premium theme is not urgent. I don’t want to turn the Fractal Future Blog into a community portal immediately, but that’s the medium-term plan. A long-term option is turning it indeed into something like a magazine or news site. And perhaps even monetizing it, though that may sound slightly evil
Anyway, what do you think? Do you have any specific preferences for any one of the themes I listed or do you have your own suggestions?