This theme might look pretty basic… that’s because it is!
This theme has been designed to be quickly added to any WordPress site with no customisation. There is no need to alter header images because there aren’t any… like Kubrick it relies on text generated from your blogs title and description, and also from the category and post descriptions.
Adsense is integrated (3 units per page, and one linkunit ~ the maximum Google allows), and the theme also includes Adsense for search in place of the standard WordPress search function. Of course, it is easy to switch out Adsense for any other advertising program you may wish to use, the banners are standard sizes.
Some basic SEO has been carried out… the “title” and “h1″ tags contain the most relevant information… on a post page, the post title is used, on a category the category title is used etc. This should give Search Engines a better understanding of your page, and hence an improved ranking for your page. Another often overlooked advantage of correct use of tags is that your result in the SERPs will be formed correctly, so instead of your websites name (eg. pilkster.com) being used in every result, the page title (eg. SEO Adsense WordPress Theme) or category title will be used. This is a much more useful and appealing result for the searcher.
This theme is also compatible with my Amazon Plugin For WordPress.
Adsense is located in the following files; header.php (728×15 linkunit), footer.php (728×90 adunit), sidebar.php (336×280 adunit, 160×600 adunit).
Adsense for search is located in searchform.php.
The theme is intentionally basic and should be simple to build up and out from. If you use this theme as-is, or build a new theme from it, please let me know by commenting on this post.