- Understanding Theme Differences Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
- Exploring WordPress Theme Layout Options
- Exploring WordPress Theme Pricing Options
- Five Steps to Choosing the Perfect Theme
- Searching for and Activating a Theme (WordPress.com)
- Searching for and Installing a Theme (WordPress.org)
- Uploading a Theme (WordPress.org)
- Using Live Preview
- Activating a Different Theme
- Customizing Your Theme
- Other Theme Customization Options (WordPress.org)
- Deleting a Theme (WordPress.org)
Exploring WordPress Theme Layout Options
Determining the type of website you want to create can help you narrow options and select the perfect theme. Although all themes share certain common elements, choosing a theme that matches the intended focus of your site helps you get up and running much faster. Here are four of the most common types of WordPress themes:
- Blog—The blog format is the original WordPress layout and is still one of the most popular for displaying a series of sequential blog posts on your site’s home page. Optionally, you can choose to display a static page as your home page and make your blog available from a link on a menu or sidebar.
- Magazine—Magazine layouts enable you to display multiple posts, photos, and videos on your home page and work best for content-driven sites.
- Portfolio—Portfolio themes showcase sample projects and are popular with creative professionals such as designers, photographers, and writers.
- E-commerce—E-commerce themes are designed for online stores or other websites that offer products for sale.