The other day, I helped my friend set up a new recipe blog on WordPress. We were looking for a good cooking or food WordPress theme, but the built-in WordPress theme search wasn’t yielding a whole lot of results. When I searched on Google, I noticed the section for Google Image results had a lot of thumbnails for WordPress themes. I then viewed the Google Image search results, and I was amazed how many of the results were thumbnails of WordPress blog themes.
Here’s what the results look like when you search Google images for free wordpress theme cooking:
You can see in the screenshot that just about every single image result is a WordPress theme. It’s a great way to see a ton of thumbnails all at once, rather than trying to search Google and view page after page, before finally finding the right theme for you. I decided to take it a step further, and create a custom search engine for WordPress themes.
I’ve set up the search engine page to accept parameters as well. For example, say you have a friend who is a money manager, you might send him to visit /free-wordpress-theme-search-engine?q=finance for WordPress themes related to finance.