Installing Themes 3.x

Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a “skin.” Skinning your site implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website.

A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software.

I like to think of WordPress, the software as the frame or studs of a house.

Themes are the drywall, paint and wallpaper you put on to make everything look nice, to tie everything together.

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of awesome themes that can be applied to a WordPress website.

You can easily do a Google search and find many many.  There are several common styles:

* 2 column with a sidebar on the left side

* 2 column with a sidebar on the right side

* 3 column with two sidebars on the right side

* 3 column with a sidebar on the right and left side

It doesn’t really matter what you choose, you want to find a theme that matches your needs best.   If you are using your WordPress website for a business, you want to look for professional and easy to navigate.   If you are focusing on personal, definitely find something fun and exciting.

Let’s get started…


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