Everything we’ve covered so far has been leading up to this moment—rebranding your site and making it your own. You’ve added all kinds of content, from pages and posts to images and videos, but what we haven’t addressed yet is the overall look & feel of the site.
This is where WordPress themes come in.
A theme determines the overall design of the site, including colors, layout, menu behaviors, fonts, and more. The right theme choice can make or break your blog, so knowing your options and choosing carefully is very important.
There are thousands of WordPress themes available, some are free and some are paid.
If you took our advice and created your WordPress site with inmotion hosting, choosing a theme couldn’t be simpler than with BoldGrid (inmotion’s WordPress helper). Lots of great, feature-rich themes are included and immediately available. Choose one you like and install it instantly! (If you’re still unsure about where to host your blog, definitely check out BoldGrid before you make a decision; it can save you hours of work.)
Students enrolled in the Academy have access to a video overview of WordPress Themes. This free video covers the following topics:
- Finding and installing new themes
- Customizing the look and feel of your site
Joining the Academy is free and will give you instant access to the WordPress Theme video.
That was a longer video. I hope you made it through the whole thing, because there are a lot of important tips and lessons! Isn’t it great the way the WordPress Customizer lets you make design changes to your site and preview them instantly?
Let’s take a closer look at how to apply theme changes to your blog.