Matt Cutts is a blogger and head of Google’s Webspam team. On his blog he gives a lot of great information regarding SEO and ranking well in Google. He gave a fairly in-depth talk at this year’s Wordcamp San Francisco, basically about how awesome WordPress is for SEO purposes. The video of his talk was just made available. Watch it below. If you are just starting out with WordPress it gets quite detailed at times, but there’s some great info here.
Hunting for WordPress themes can be a challenging task. Not only are there aesthetics and functionality to consider – does my theme look good and work the way I want it to? But there’s also the issue of reliability. How well is the theme supported, is it stable, have bugs been worked out, is it compatible with the latest version of WordPress? When it comes to free themes, sometimes you get what you pay for and you might install a theme that looks great, only to find out it’s buggy and doesn’t work correctly. Generally speaking, themes that you pay for are better supported and more reliable, but I have come across some good resources if you’re looking for free, reliable and good-looking themes. Give the following a whirl.