Search Engine Optimized (SEO) WordPress Theme Gallery

When picking out a new WordPress theme, there are a lot of factors to consider. Do you want a 2-column theme or a 3-column theme? What about AJAX comments? Maybe you want specific colors? No matter what your preference is, one of the main factors you should probably consider is how search engine friendly your theme is going to be.

There are a lot of WordPress SEO techniques that theme designers can use when creating their theme to help optimize it for search engines, and several authors have taken the time to do so. Here are what I feel are the best search engine optimized WordPress themes:

2-Column Search Engine Optimized WordPress Themes

Sodelicious Theme

Sodelicious Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Modern Blue Green Theme

Modern Blue Theme

Source | Download | Demo

YourBlog 2.0 Theme

YourBlog 2.0 Theme

Source | Download | Demo

PassionDuo Theme (3 Colors)

Green: Demo | Download, Red: Demo | Download, Blue: Demo | Download

Yakuter Tema 2.0 Theme

Yakuter Tema 2.0 Theme

Source | Download | Demo

3-Column Search Engine Optimized WordPress Themes

Big Blue Theme

Big Blue Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Redie 3.0 Theme

Redie 3.0 Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Ambient Glo Theme

Ambient Glo Theme

Source | Download | Demo

ProSense Theme

ProSense Theme

Source | Download (Orange, Blue, and Gray) | Demo

Cutline Theme

Cutline Theme

Source | Download | Demo

Have a search engine optimized WordPress theme you’d like to see included in this list? Feel free to comment below with a link and I’ll see about it getting added!

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  • How To: Backing Up Your WordPress Blog

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    If you run a self-hosted WordPress blog and have been blogging for awhile, you have probably poored some blood, some sweat, and even some tears into your work. A lot of us are very passionate about blogging and end up investing a lot of time into our blogs. It also serves for many of us as a way to make money.  As a result, it can be extremely important to backup your blog weekly, if not more often, to ensure that your work will still be available if something goes wrong.

    About a week ago MakeUseOf wrote a great post titled 4 free tools for fool-proof WordPress backup, which does a great job covering some tools you can use to safeguard your work. After reading this post, I figured this would be a good opportunity to talk a bit about backing up your blog, and the free WordPress available to use.

    The first plugin I wanted to cover is one of my favorite WordPress plugins, known as WP-DB Manager. This plugin is designed to be a more advanced database management system. It will actually add a Database tab to your dashboard which allows you to fully manage it. Management options range from backing up your database, restoring your backups that you’ve previously made, optimizing and repairing your database, or even delete your unused tables (typically used for old plugins tables you no longer use). This plugin will give you the most control, but requires some advanced use to setup and use.

    If you feel this plugin may be a little to advanced for you and just need the backup, I recommend using an alternative plugin known as WordPress Database Backup. This plugin will basically allow you to backup your database with the click of a button and download it, add it to your FTP, or even have it e-mailed to you. It also allows you to schedule automatic backups to be e-mailed to you. The biggest drawback with this plugin is that it doesn’t offer an easy way to restore your database from the backup if something comes up.

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  • How To: Optimize Your WordPress Title

    Looking to optimize your WordPress title? While this blog will probably not get to caught up in covering search engine optimization, there are definitely a few tweaks that you can make to your existing WordPress theme that will help optimize your blog’s search engine potential. In this post I’m going to cover a quick adjustment that you can make to your title tag to show a more optimal title.

    Optimize Your WordPress Title

    By default, your WordPress theme will likely come with a pretty standard code for your blog’s title. It probably looks something like the following:

    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> <?php if ( is_single() ) { ?> » Blog Archive <?php } ?> <?php wp_title(); ?></title>

    Unfortunately this is not the best way to code your title for your WordPress. Ideally, you’ll want a more search engine friendly way to display a custom title for each page of your WordPress blog. In order to achieve this, here is the code I recommend using:

    <title><?php if (is_home () ) { bloginfo(‘name’); }
    elseif ( is_category() ) { single_cat_title(); echo ‘ - ‘ ; bloginfo(‘name’); }
    elseif (is_single() ) { single_post_title();}
    elseif (is_page() ) { single_post_title();}
    else { wp_title(‘’,true); } ?></title>

    This code will actually display a custom title for each different type of page on your blog automatically.

    If you’re truly ambitious, you can actually use a plugin that will do all the dirty work for you. That plugin is called WordPress SEO, and it will help automate the process for displaying completely custom meta tags for each page of your blog, including the title field.

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