OK we all know that WordPress is awesome for building websites. There are 1,000’s of plugins and themes to choose from. For the most part dealing with wordpress is pretty straight forward, but when it comes to customization that’s where it can get a bit tricky!
Step in the Socrates Theme. This has only been out a month and has been taking the WordPress world by storm. In fact I just installed it 10 minutes ago and my site is now up and running on the Socrates WordPress Theme.
The first thing I can say is follow the directions! Duh of course 😉 You really need to go through each setting and save it before anything will take effect on your site, then you are ready to rock! I will customize my site a bit more later, but I really wanted to see how the Socrates theme worked.
It was easy, install the theme, then save the settings, then I went back in and chose a custom header, made my title text a bit bigger and changed the background. I added some nice clean footer text then added some widgets and added what I needed to that.
Bamm that was it. Oh and I added a nice little Socrates banner in the top spot. The product works and works well. There are so many more tweaks I need to make with it.
The cool thing is you can do everything on the fly. Change where you want your side bars, footers, layout colors, add links remove them withouth messing with any code. That’s the big thing. No Coding required. A lot of times people get so nervous when messing with code and they should be, because you could screw up your whole site with one wrong line of code so Socrates makes it real easy to change the majority of your site.
They also add a really cool feature which is just so simple. On the top right of my site you will see a twitter banner and a rss banner. All you need to do in the Socrates Admin Panel is add the urls and voila it shows up. Pretty neat huh?
All in all for messing with Socrates for about 30 minutes I really like it. The joy is that I can push this out to 50 of my other sites and not have to learn a new theme for each one and all the tools I need are there.