It’s a bit over the top, but the video today showcases one of the more useful Software products available, Artisteer. Check out the short clip below and look beneath the video for more…

How to Create Themes for WordPress

If you have a blog, you have a theme. Chances are, you downloaded a theme off the web somewhere. It’s okay that you don’t kn…

Artisteer is indeed a great resource for creating custom WordPress themes among other things. Many of the low end Premium WordPress themes were created with Artisteer. There are however, some things you need to know about this software before you consider buying.

The author is playing around with a theme he has created with Artisteer. The things he shows you are factual in every way. But there is a big difference between playing around with an existing theme and creating one. One of the reasons the authhor states he has been working with the software “all day” is that it takes most people at least two hours to create a theme from scratch with Artisteer. That also assumes that you already have any graphics, videos, or anything else that will be included like text ready to go.

New users, or ones that are not properly prepared can spend a day or more working with the software to create a single theme. While there is nothing wrong with this, you need to understand this is not going to happen in minutes.

Next up is selling the themes. Try to sell one of these on the Warrior Special Offers Forum, and although they will accept the product, you’ll get laughed off the forum for using this. It’s very apparent to anyone who looks at the CSS file, that the theme was created using Artisteer. As the users there tend to be more sophisticated than many others, this will happen more often than not.

The net result is, you will get negative respect. You may sell a few copies, but your refund rate will be high as Forum members sort of consider this “Ripping them off” because instead of being an actual developer as they expect, you are simply a software user that want’s to make some cash.

The same people who ask for refunds will add replies to the thread that will make you want to hide under a rock for the rest of your life. You just don’t want to open yourself up to something like that as it can obviously have a big negative effect on your reputation.

That does not mean you can’t sell these. Modestly priced themes created with Artisteer are pretty marketable. You shouls target newer WordPress users who usually won’t spend a bundle for a theme. No matter what, don’t ttry to sell these themes for big dollars. Same reason as the Warrior Forum, just not quite as ugly as at least you can either have no comments or delete ones that embarass you if you want.

Other than that, these themes are awesome as Bribes to get new subscribers, give away to list members, use as bonuses for product launches and things of that sort.

Finally, Artisteer is not cheap. It’s no where near as expensive as buying the latest version of Adobe’s Photoshop for instance which will set you back well over $1,000.00 if you are not upgrading from an older version. Artisteer goes from around $100 if they are running a promotion, to full price which is around $150. That’s not bad, considering it is as good for creating themes as Adobe’s flagship HTML Editor, Dreamweaver, is for creating HTML sites and templates.

That being said, Artisteer is awesome if you are looking to just create custom themes for your blogs. They can make you look like a high end professional because nobody that see’s your theme can look at the CSS without basically hacking into your site.

Artisteer is the only product of this type available. There is nothing else even around that will let create a complete custom WordPress theme. There are a few that will let you customize an existing theme easily. In truth, you can do this with Dreamweaver by editing the various page and post templates.

If you are interested in trying out Artisteer use the link below to see the useful related bonuses I offer for those who use my link to purchase Artisteer. These will help you create great looking themes without creating or buying high quality images for adding headers and content blocks to the themes you create making you look like a very high end Pro…

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