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

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Lesson 10. Using Themes on Your Own Site

This lesson covers how themes can affect the form and function of your own self-hosted WordPress site and what types of layouts are available. You also will install a new theme to your newly installed blog.

Changing the Look and Function of Your Site

WordPress was originally intended to be a blogging platform, and it is really good for that purpose. However, you might want to use WordPress for other purposes, too. Are you are a photographer who wants to showcase your images or a cartoonist who wants to start a web comic? These are just two examples illustrating where the standard WordPress design may not suit your needs.

If you are a photographer who wants to show your work as a photo-blog, for example, ...

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