In this part of Project WordPress, we are creating a layout for our customized WordPress blog. The blog layout strongly depends on the niche you’re in and how you want to appear to your readers. Every niche has its own preferred blog style that you have to consider before you start blogging.
Until now, we’ve already covered these parts of Project WordPress:
Part 1: How to install WordPress, set it up and do basic customization;
Part 2: Eight dead essential WordPress Plugins;
Part 3: 10+ recommended WordPress Plugins to make your blog prettier.
Part 4: Create Your Blog Layout
Are you starting a new design blog, or are you going to write about cool gadgets? Do you want to blog about your personal life, or are you in the make money online niche? Knowing how you want to position yourself in your niche is the first step for creating a custom WordPress theme, and should be considered before we go any further.
To show you what we mean, let’s take a look at four blog layouts that are very different from each other. We picked a blog from every one of the above niches. Click on the screenshots to enlarge the images - we noted a few things for each. We also provided a link to each blog. Read on…