This lean, mean, make money online machine is a professional, 3-columned, search-engine optimized WordPress Theme with an emphasis on usability.
The narrow main content pane is one of the best converting pages layouts for any type of product, affiliate offer, sales letter, or the like — and you virtually never see it used in WordPress Themes.
Inspired by one of the original Copyblogger Themes, the theme is named after the character of John Galt from the epic novel Atlas Shrugged. (Who is John Galt?) The theme is supported by Learn Financial Planning, both above and beyond it’s current 1.5 release, so it’s just going to get better with time.
John Galt Features
At the end of every post and page two essential elements are found. First are the “related posts” section, that links to posts and pages just like what your readers have just read. If they liked what they saw they’ll probably start browsing, looking for more articles. You’ll increase your pageviews and subscribers.
Also found to the immediate right of the related posts are the social media submissions. Allowing one-click submissions to Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious and Facebook encourages your visitors to explode your traffic, leading to more traffic than ever before. For an example of these two features, just look below.
The John Galt Theme focuses on allowing you to easily customize the theme. You can edit your About Me box found on the top right sidebar, ad your footer information and more — all without having to actually look at the coding. We’ll provide you an easy-to-use admin panel to achieve this.
The About Me section caps the right column. In our example we’ve added our Aweber Autoresponder sign up.
The John Galt Theme includes 6 main widget areas.
The left sidebar is ideal for link lists but any widget can be added here.
The Home Announcement is an area exclusive to the homepage.
The Right Sidebar includes 4 widget areas, two of which are perfect for ad placement. At the peak of the right sidebar is the “About Me” section. The About section is configured through the theme options under Design > John Galt Theme Options, described above.
Directly under the about section is the first widget: Right Sidebar Top.
The Middle Left and Middle Right sections are designed to be two narrow columns ( < 125px each), and they can be great for ads should your site require them (shown in red below).
The Right Sidebar Bottom is last. Guess where that will be?
All in all, the John Galt Theme is a classy and usable Free WordPress Theme for sites in any niche. As a matter of fact, we think it is the Best Free WordPress Theme of 2011 (if we do say so ourselves). Download it today, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
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