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20th Apr
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The perfect theme

Your WordPress theme is the backbone of your blog/website. It sets the tone for your entire website. It also is an easy way for people who are not designers to easily change the look of their site to fit their business. However you may not be familiar with how to find, change, or edit a WordPress theme. That is the topic of todays post–I will show you how to accomplish all of these steps yourself and set you on the path of WordPress mastery.

Finding a theme

While WordPress gives you a few theme to mess around with, odds are they won’t fit the look you envision for your website. Most people look for another theme to base their new site off of. The first place that I would check is the free templates linked from the WordPress control panel. You can get here by logging into the control panel and going to Appearance > Themes. Click the Add New button at the top. This will bring you to a screen with several categories to help your search like¬†Featured, Popular, Latest, and Favorites. ¬†There is also a filter for drilling down even further for theme options like Colors, Layout, Features, and more. Or if you have plenty of time, you can simply scroll down the initial page and lookout all of the free themes available.

When you find one you like, click preview to see how the theme will look on your website. If you like what you see, click install otherwise click the “x” in the upper left hand corner to go back to your search. Now after looking through all of the templates here you still may not find one to your liking, or perhaps find one you’ve already installed doesn’t offer the customization options you require. You still have the option of looking for what are called premium theme, i.e. theme you have to pay for. What you get for you money usually are more visually impressive theme with tons of customization options.

Premium themes

There are several sites that you can go to to purchase premium themes. The following is just a small list of site you can begin your Premium WordPress Theme search looking for the perfect theme:

Customizing theme

Once you find a theme you love, you will probably want to customize it to fit with the overall feel and look of your company. Unless you are a master of html and .css, there is only one place you want to do this. Once looked into your control panel, navigate to Appearance > Theme. Then click Customize to be taken to where you can manage your theme’s settings.