- 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)
Other Theme Customization Options (WordPress.org)
Although finding a theme that already meets most of your requirements saves you time and avoids potential customization headaches, you’ll still probably want to change something about your theme. In addition to using the Theme Customizer, WordPress offers two other ways to customize your theme:
- Use the options screens available for your active theme. Many themes offer specialized customization options that help you tailor it to your specific needs. Although this is most common with premium themes, some free themes also offer theme options. To find these options, look for new selections on your main navigation menu on the left side of your screen. For example, Biznizz, a premium theme from Woo Themes, enables you to customize this theme’s colors, fonts, and typography as well as add special theme layout options such as a slider, portfolio, scrolling testimonials, home page mini features, custom headers and footers, and much more.
- Customize your theme CSS. If you use WordPress.com, purchasing the Custom Design upgrade enables you to customize CSS beyond the limits of the Theme Customizer. If you use self-hosted WordPress, many themes offer a Custom CSS box or something similar where you can enter custom CSS that overrides the CSS on your themes stylesheet. If your theme doesn’t offer this feature, the Jetpack plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/) includes a CSS editor.