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Lack of themes?

Topics: Themes
Feb 3, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Is there anywhere I can buy themes for a premium?  I really don't have time to sit down and play with CSS for my blog =|

There seem to be huge lack of theme compare to what wordpress can offer

Feb 3, 2011 at 12:19 AM
Edited Oct 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I personally do not know of any sites that you can buy Blog Engine themes at right now.


Have you tried :


It lists links of Free themes for BlogEngine thats available.


If any of those you can not use then you can email me at :


Send me the theme or themes you need converted and I will take a look at them and then I will tell you how much

I will charge for them.   Some themes are easy to convert which I will charge $5.00, but some are hard and would charge more.


But, I am very reasonable and flexible on payment options.


Hope I can help,


Brian Davis

Java Blog

Feb 3, 2011 at 2:14 AM

You can use site like n3o to purchase custom theme. Or I'm sure you can post a bid on any site where freelance designers looking for a job - BE is not a SharePoint, it is very easy to style. But I understand your concern, we do need better strategy promoting good designs.

Feb 3, 2011 at 8:22 AM
Nyceane wrote:

There seem to be huge lack of theme compare to what wordpress can offer

There's a lot of free WP themes if you poke around but not that many which actually will work out of the box 
My wife runs several WP blogs it gives me a minor headache from time to time when I have to fix some new theme she have found :-)

What design do you need?

For my own blog I have taken this theme ...
... upgraded it to 2.0 and changed the color scheme towards the blue

rgds /Peter

Feb 3, 2011 at 6:08 PM

I really can be a lot of work for us weak in CSS. I have one I am working on. It's based off of i3Theme Pan. I changed it from 2 to 3 column and added the the top menu from Boldy... it's still a work in progress however :)

Feb 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Lots of BE themes here:

Feb 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM

You can see some themes online here:

If you want your theme online, add it here and I'll add it.

Feb 4, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I have a list of free themes over on my blog - I haven't gone searching for a while so there might have been some newer ones after popping up.

I recently started making themes for blogengine myself out of frustration of the lack of decent modern looking themes. I only have the one theme completed so far but I have another in the works that should be ready soon - I have to point out that not all of the widgets work with my theme. It's down to a lack of time to mess around with the CSS.

Hopefully the above is of some use to you or anyone else looking for themes.

Feb 5, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Does BlogEngine have an official site for themes?  or are the all ran by third parties?

Also, I am just about done porting a WordPress theme and could use some help identifying items that need attention before letting it go public.


Feb 5, 2011 at 2:26 AM

I think it's perfect.

I'm waiting for it :)

Feb 5, 2011 at 5:06 AM

Nice job, I am looking forward to the release of it.

Feb 5, 2011 at 4:43 PM

The theme is now available for download.  If you find any quirks in it please report them back at the post so I can fix them for others.

Feb 5, 2011 at 5:53 PM

I tried to send you a comment but it does not work.

Feb 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM

fixed it.  Thanks for the heads up.