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WordPress Web Design For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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10

Working with the Default Theme: Twenty Thirteen

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering Twenty Thirteen’s layout features

arrow Tweaking your header image

arrow Installing custom navigation menus

arrow Exploring widgets on your website

Bundled with every WordPress installation is the default Twenty Thirteen theme, named for the year it was released to the public. Twenty Thirteen was created by the core WordPress team. It’s a starter theme that gets new users up and running with their websites and lets them apply a clean-looking theme that utilizes many of the built-in display features standard to a basic WordPress install. These display features include the ability to use different header images (such as your own custom header graphics) and build custom navigation menus easily with the Custom Menus feature.

By working with the Twenty Thirteen theme, you gain an understanding of the features WordPress users are accustomed to seeing in themes. If you plan to create your own WordPress themes, you can find out a lot by exploring these common features so you can implement them in your own themes. The information ...

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