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Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes by Kreg Steppe, Chuck Tomasi

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Lesson 6. Personalizing the Appearance of Your Blog

In this lesson, you learn how to give your site a whole new look and feel without a lot of work or technical skill.

Themes

Themes are what give a WordPress blog its personality. WordPress provides the theme functionality to allow you to easily change the look of your site without being a professional web developer. You have probably seen dozens of WordPress blogs and not realized it (including msnbc.com) because many of the blogs use a different theme than the default that’s supplied with every WordPress blog (see Figure 6.1). A theme is a set of files that define font sizes, margins, screen layout, and more. Your postings, pages, links, and other settings remain the same, but the way they ...

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