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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition by Jessica Neuman Beck, Matt Beck

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11. Getting Fancy with Themes

So you want to make your theme a little less generic? Then this is the chapter for you! We’ll walk you through the process of making modifications to your theme. In particular, we’ll teach you how to use HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to customize key aspects of your theme; how to add a favicon, the little icon that identifies a site in the bookmark bar of some browsers; and how to edit the functions.php file to add support for exciting WordPress attributes like featured images, custom backgrounds and headers, and custom menus.

Customizing Your Theme with CSS

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