Boulder, CO (PressExposure) October 15, 2011 -- Boulder, CO - Foerster SEO announced they had launched a new site that showcases the best-designed and most popular magazine-style WordPress Themes.
WordPress is the most popular platform in the world for websites, with over 50 million websites hosted on WordPress.com or self-hosted via WordPress.org. Among millions of WordPress websites, "magazine" style templates are single most popular style. These templates organize posts from WordPress' powerful blogging engine in a professional newspaper or magazine-type layout.
"We build websites and provide SEO for dozens of bloggers, and 90% are looking for a magazine-style layout for their websites," says Foerster. "There are so many great WordPress magazine themes out there now. This site showcases many of the themes that we choose to use and customize for our clients." In fact, says Foerster, WordPress and online newspaper and magazine publishing go together naturally. WordPress notes on their site that many of the worlds top brands run their blogs and publishing businesses on WordPress, including CNN, Wired Magazine, People Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
"Publishing blog posts and publishing news stories are very similar activities," add Foerster. "In both cases, you need quick ways to input and format stories, separate them into categories, and organize them in generally chronological order. WordPress is built for this."
Originally just as a blogging platform, WordPress has developed into a general CMS, or content management system that allows for sophisticated yet efficient management of web content.
WordPress has grown rapidly in large part because it's open source licensing has encouraged the emergence of a huge community of committed web developers and designers. The community continues to develop new functionality, plugins, and beautifully-designed WordPress themes for a wide range of purposes.
Along with this general expansion, there have been thousands of new WordPress magazine themes released in the last few years. Some of these are free, but many are released by premium WordPress theme companies.
"We know it can be difficult to sift through the thousands of themes out there and find the good ones," says Foerster. "Most themes are poor quality. Even among themes that look great and have nice designs, most have terrible underlying code that will handicap your search engine optimization efforts."
The best themes look great and have high quality coding, but also come with an impressive array of layout, color, and other options. In addition, the best magazine WordPress themes have excellent back-end functionality for setting up and organizing stories into magazine sections. In an increasingly competitive online world, attractive design remains a primary element in promotion. Themes with best-practice design elements can provide critical advantage in the marketplace for information.
"Obviously, we are enthusiastic evangelists for WordPress," says Foerster. "We believe it's going to be the future for almost all types of websites."