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Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read, Second Edition by Scott McNulty

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12. Working with Themes and Widgets

You may have noticed that I’ve mentioned WordPress themes in the preceding chapters but haven’t really explained what they are. Like a clever tech writer, I was saving all that good information for this chapter.

Themes determine the look of your blog and save you the bother of having to deal with most of the code involved—though if you’re interested in that sort of thing, WordPress allows you to get your hands into as much code as you like. Most people will be happy keeping the default WordPress theme, which at this writing is known simply as Twenty Ten. (The people behind WordPress have stated a desire to release a new default theme every year, so depending on when you’re reading this book, the theme may ...

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