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

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8. Customizing Your WordPress Theme

One great aspect of WordPress is that you can make it look pretty much however you want it to. You’re not limited to a blog-style theme; in fact, many sites use WordPress as a back end without the reader even knowing.

In this chapter, we’ll show you how to choose the right theme and give you a peek at the theme editor, which allows you to tweak and edit any theme to your heart’s content.

Choosing Your Theme

Your theme will dictate the appearance of your site, including the color scheme, typography, background images, and layout. Some themes even add functionality to your site. For example, you can embed the code for a Flickr badge or automatically import Delicious links. A plethora of free themes is available ...

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