Please help me find a Wordpress theme suited to a website that will be composed mostly of static pages! And possibly a plugin, too.
I'm seeking a Wordpress theme to use in constructing a website for a small family business. I'm new to Wordpress and so am hoping for specific theme recommendations from those who are more familiar with the many options out there.
I am looking for a theme that:
--is well suited to using "static" pages, since the site will mostly be composed of these; preferably offers more than one layout option
--has a nav bar at the top
--has two columns, one of which will contain a graphic and brief introductory (static) text
--fluid width (negotiable)
[The second column--I hope--will be headed something like "Recent Events at Company X" and will contain snippets of posts from the company's blog. I would like each one to include a thumbnail graphic from that post. I believe that Neutica
, for example, does something like this automatically, but from what I have read, you can also use an RSS feed and/or plugin. So I would also be interested in tools that can help me achieve this.]
The blog will also be accessible from the nav bar, as will the rest of the site, which will be simple: an "About Us" page, a FAQ, a "Contact Us" page, and a page featuring the product line. The company makes concrete objects (um, not literally concrete, you understand) and there aren't a lot of them; they're specialty items mostly bought by institutions. Eventually each product will have its own subpage.
visual interest, I have to be able to use any non-photo graphics without major alteration. Anything with a "watery" look (blue, flowing, pictures of water) would be a bonus.
I'm still learning, so please be gentle. If I'm asking for too much, I'd be happy for suggestions of themes that fulfill part of my needs. Or maybe this is simpler than I think. I've searched a good amount in the themes on the Wordpress site, though, and somewhat elsewhere, and all my candidates seem like they'll require a lot of work.
Although everybody loves a free theme, I'd consider themes costing up to $100, perhaps more depending on how well-suited it is to our purposes.