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My New Theme vs The Old One – Which is your choice

You will notice a change on this site since the past two days, I just changed my theme.

Before I continue…

Many Thanks to Jonathan Beebe from make money online work – It was Jonathan who gave me this beautiful theme. I hardly want to miss any of His content because he has one of the best content on the web. Jonathan don’t post for posting sake, but he posts quality and from experience – Did I tell you He is an experienced Internet Marketer.

Many of you might ask, why did I change? because Thesis is the best theme.

Let me tell you, I don’t care what the community says, Thesis is not the best theme. Many people are rushing to thesis, Right! That does not make it the best, they are using it because others are using it. If you are looking for a theme for your blog, if you will take one last advice from me, don’t use thesis because others say it is the best, use it because you like it OR better use what appeals to you.

People are saying thesis is good for SEO, IT IS A LIE. If you want to get the best from search engines, or you want to easily dominate, Use the wordpress plugin “All in One SEO” and try to get as many backlinks as possible to your blog. Thesis never increased the search engine traffic to my blog. Don’t use a theme because it promises SEO, use it because it appeals to you. You will notice this new theme is far better and good-looking than what I was using before.

In a quick overview, why did I like this new theme?

I know the money is in the list, and I don’t underestimate the power of your list. This theme gave me the ability to customize a text (Welcome text) that will be above every posts on the homepage. It is this text that anybody who lands on the homepage will see. I told people who I am through this text, I was also able to link to my ebook download page (Which has received an increase in traffic as a result of this). Below is an image to explain better…

hi welcome

The Theme I am currently using is also very simple and beautiful compared to the other one I use.

Truly, Thesis is great, but all depends on the skin you use, I don’t expect to spend the whole of my day looking for skins for my blog. I am just too busy for that. I also don’t have much time for coding (which is what thesis is about).

The theme was gotten from woothemes but it was Jonathan that helped me make it look even more beautiful.

Not to forget, the admin option this theme has (as in every other wootheme theme) is a killer, you can upload your header, favicon, enable ads (both sidebar and header).

The name of the theme is called mainsteam and it can be downloaded for free here

You might also want to check my great blogs page for some blogs that worth your time.

How do you feel with this post? Did I give a wrong review? Am I wrong with my saying? Your opinion counts a lot (and less I forget, your opinion is what makes this place a better place). I will like to hear from you in the comments section.

Category: blogging

40 Comments on "My New Theme vs The Old One – Which is your choice"

  1. Hey Onibalusi,

    I know Jonathan has given you awesome theme.

    But…..dude..dude…thesis is much more than just seo, you can learn a lot new things with thesis.
    Blogussion Inspired is one of the awesome thesis skin.
    To be honest your old theme is not looking great because you haven’t given much attention to it.
    Take a look at howtomakemyblog, marsdorian, blogussion ….who are using thesis. πŸ™‚

    It’s better to have Thesis theme than any other free theme.

    P.S. If you are active reader of Janathan’s blog, you will see he has also used thesis theme and that time his blog was looking really awesome.

    Thanks,
    Dev
    .-= Dev @ Blogging Tips´s last blog ..6 Best Sites to Make Money with Twitter =-.

    • Onibalusi bamidele says:

      Hi Dev,

      Thanks a lot for making the first comment.

      Thesis is great, design is great but what is the essence of me getting traffic that does not convert? I love this theme the most because of the welcome text that focuses on who I am and also promotes my ebook. Since the money is in the list then building a list is my priority now.

      Thesis is great. I have also used the blogussion inspired theme and behold, it rocks. Even if I was using blogussion inspired theme before this one, I will change after discovering this one.

      You will notice I have changes themes on this blog several times, it is because I have not found the perfect theme yet, I am still satisfied with this one because of my list.

      Yeah! Jonathan uses thesis before and I told him I love his theme, it was that he wanted to give me before but I love this one even more than that which he used before. This one is simple, and helps me focus on one thing – My list.

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment Dev, It is really appreciated.
      -Onibalusi

      • Real Blogging Advice says:

        Thanks God. Your blog is alive again. I thought your blog was hack by someone. Because I visited your blog yesterday and I was shocked that your blog was suspended.

        But anyway, TechnShare told me that maybe you have a problem in your hosting.

        Nice theme dude!
        .-= Real Blogging Advice´s last blog ..An Inspiring Short Interview with Dumb Little Blogger =-.

        • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

          Hi Felix,

          Yeah! My blog was down for hours yesterday, I will write a post about this on Saturday.

          Thanks a lot for your nice comment,
          -Onibalusi

    • Jonathan Beebe says:

      I AM big fan of Thesis and just as you mentioned I used it just before the theme I’m using now. The reason why I switched is because I was doing some experimenting on a test server and decided to give Headway a shot because I was hearing a lot of buzz about it.

      After some playing around I realized that Headway was allowing me to create the EXACT look that I wanted for my blog personally.

      I won’t say it’s better than Thesis, or that Thesis is better than Headway… it all depends on your current needs. Headway meets MY needs right now and I’m really happy with it… but if you look on the ‘Recommended’ page of my blog, I still recommend Thesis because I still think it’s a great theme… though I do think you need to learn some coding and design to make Thesis look good, because although there are skins, you don’t want your site to look exactly like everyone else using the same Thesis skin (as you could see with my previous customized version of the ThesisPlay skin).

      The Theme I gave Onibalusi works for him, and also provides plenty of SEO options in the admin panel that are sufficient for anybody (especially if you’re combining it with the use of a plugin). Once again, it all depends on the individual needs/wants of the person using the theme.
      .-= Jonathan Beebe´s last blog ..How to Supercharge Your Following =-.

      • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

        Hi Jonathan,

        You are absolutely right. If you got the point of my message, all I am trying to say is that no theme is the best except it serves your need.

        Thanks a lot for your nice comment,
        -Onibalusi

  2. Mars Dorian says:

    I can relate Onibalusi,

    Thesis requires LOTS OF CODING, and it took me MONTHS to get my blog design to where it is today !

    But the thing is – you have way more options with it nowadays – especially with version 1.7 being out now. The stuff that’s customizable now without screwing your php sections is Awesome !

    I can’t wait what they will do with the ultimate 2.0 version !
    .-= Mars Dorian´s last blog ..The reason why some Brands are AWESOME (and have a super-loyal fans) =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Mars,

      Thesis requires serious coding (which I don’t know and might not presently be ready to learn it).

      The great thing is, if you know coding then you will get the best out of it.

      If I should know how to code, the first thing will be to create my own theme.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

      • rakesh says:

        hi im rakesh i want chage my new theme to old theme becase i dont like my new theme i need ur help……………

        • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

          Hi Rakesh,

          Pls, I don’t understand what you mean.

          Thanks a lot,
          -Onibalusi

  3. Kevin Muldoon says:

    Hi Onibalusi,

    I like the design. I’m not too sure of the colours though.

    The orange text under the site name seems to clash with the blue. In fact, I’m not too sure of the light blue background. Think it would maybe look better as a lighter background or something to contrast the menu tab colours.

    kevin
    .-= Kevin Muldoon´s last blog ..Win a Copy of WP Shopping Pages =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Kevin,

      Thanks a lot for your observation, I really appreciate it.

      I will check on it as soon as possible.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  4. Business Marketing says:

    Yea, I must say this theme look great. It looks simple and well structured. As you said what you really wanted should determine the theme you go for. Still some theme are more than others.
    .-= Business Marketing´s last blog ..Twitter Bug Raises New Questions About Twitter Followers! =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi,

      I really love it because it is simple and it serves my need.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  5. I agree Thesis isn’t the best theme. After all it all depends on how we manage SEO of our blog! Always use AIO SEO plugin and write good keyword rich + user friendly content. BTW, this theme in your blog is quite good! Its nice especially the colors are brilliant.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Saksham,,

      Yeah! It depends on how we manage the SEO of our post. I don’t know code and I am presently not ready to learn it. I don’t think I have to learn it before using a theme either.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  6. Robinsh says:

    i am also agree with ” Blogging + Tech Blog ” and it’s something new for making more time investment at your place and will encourage the readers to read more and more because it’s the first thing that should be under regular improvement for making that place which use to reflect the lightness and attractiveness.

  7. Gideon George says:

    Hi I love thesis Even though I am yet to use it but I plan to use it very soon. your new theme is cool, I love all blue themes the look good.
    thanks for the review though.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Gideon,

      I also love thesis, but what I love most is a theme that serves my need. My need this time around is my list and this theme serves it.

      Tyhanks a lot for your nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  8. Samuel says:

    Nice one bro…love ur stlye u da 4ucking best! Kip kickin bro i gat ur back!

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Bro,

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  9. Sandra Lee says:

    This is nice! I like simplicity. Thesis does look good on SOME blogs, but NOT on others. I would never be up to the coding. It’s good to find a solution like this that meets your where you are at. I like Woo Themes and am using one myself. Choosing what you like is so important. And free is not necessarily bad!
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last blog ..Retraining the brain for CFS, FMS, MCS, PTSD, GWS =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Sandra,

      You are absolutely right.

      I also love this theme because it is simple, but I love it most because I can customize the welcome message to focus on my list.

      Free is also not necessarily bad, once it serves your need.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  10. Real Blogging Advice says:

    What a great WordPress Theme. But I found an article that moves me at sitesketch101 dot com about his opinion about thesis theme where he also don’t recommend thesis theme because of something…

    I encourage you all to read his post about he shared to everybody and share to us what can you say about his opinion.

    http://www.sitesketch101.com/is-thesis-the-right-theme-for-you-i-say-no

    I am also a fan of thesis theme.
    .-= Real Blogging Advice´s last blog ..An Inspiring Short Interview with Dumb Little Blogger =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Felix,

      I have read this post and I so much love Thesis and it owner.

      I also love Alex at blogussion for the nice skin he came up with.
      My message is, I love this theme because I can customize it to focus on my mailing list and that I also did not gain any additional traffic to my blog from search engines as a result of using thesis.

      SEO is mostly about about links so there is rare probability a theme will affect your rankings.

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  11. Jonathan Beebe says:

    I think there’s still more we can do with this theme to make it more “yours”, but it’s a great start… and I’m glad that in the meantime, it’s producing better results for your list building!

    Great work Onibalusi! Can’t wait for my guest post to go live πŸ™‚
    .-= Jonathan Beebe´s last blog ..How to Supercharge Your Following =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Jonathan,

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment, I hope we can even customize this theme more πŸ™‚

      Thanks a lot for your help,
      -Onibalusi

  12. I would not go into why did you change from Thesis, or that Thesis is good or bad. I just say yesterday that your hosting account was suspended yesterday when I visited your blog . good to see you are blog. It does not matter which theme you use because the main part of SEO i.e. Link building you gotta do it by yourself and the on-page optimization can be done by using All-In-One SEO. Best of luck bro πŸ˜‰
    .-= Shiva | Web Magazine´s last blog ..PliablePress Chameleon : Worthy Thesis Alternative with Discount =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Shiva,

      You are absolutely right with your point.

      My blog was down for hours yesterday, I will write a post about this on Saturday.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  13. Kharim says:

    I must say that this theme is really great. It is pleasing to the eyes πŸ™‚
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..The Internet Lifestyle VS The Work Lifestyle =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Kharim,

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  14. I don’t use theme because it good for SEO, I use theme because it is related to my niche, simple and nice.

    I like your new theme it cool and nice. There lots of good theme on the web but t may take some time to find, thank for telling us where you find the new theme.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  15. Chat Seyfold says:

    The new theme is way better than the old one. Good job on that.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi,

      Thanks a lot for the comment,
      -Onibalusi

  16. You are currently using Thesis Play right ?

    I was also using it for a while but then I switched to Elegant Themes. For me it doesn’t feel unique enough.

    A while ago I tried making my own Thesis theme store.payloadz.com/details/806099-Software-Design-Templates-Thesis-Immersion-Skin.html

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Yeah Stefan,

      I am using thesisplay.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  17. Stefan Jacholke says:

    Sorry for the double post but I am confused.

    Many of you might ask, why did I change? because Thesis is the best theme.

    Let me tell you, I don’t care what the community says, Thesis is not the best theme.

    First you say it is the best then you say it isn’t. Which one is it ?

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Stefan,

      The best theme is the theme that works for you πŸ™‚

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

      • Stefan Jacholke says:

        Sorry, my comment was all confusing. What I meant was you have a typo; I think

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