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Changing the look of your blog

You basically change the look of your blog by finding and assigning a theme to it.

According to WordPress.org, there are over 1,500 themes from which to choose. Not all the themes work the same, and it is important to do some investigating before you install a theme. You can find themes at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/, you will then have to customize them to fit your program. WordPress also provides a filter to help you narrow down your options.

There are two procedures depending if WordPress.org is hosting it or not.

WordPress.com Hosted Site Procedures

You have less options if you are using a WordPress.com hosted site. 1. Log in as an administrator for your site, and go to the dashboard. Typically, the URL is similar to this: https://<yoursitename>.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

2. Click on Appearance and then Themes from the left hand menu.

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3. Search for a theme you wish to use and then click on the Activate link under the theme image.

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4. Once you have have a theme loaded, you can then make changes to the header image, background, and menus. These options are all located under Appearance tab under the left hand menu.

University of Wyoming Extension Hosted Site Procedures

The procedures for installing a theme are similar to a normal WordPress.com site with some small exceptions.

1. Log in as an administrator for your site, and go to the dashboard. Typically, the URL is similar to this: http://www.wyomingextension.org/<yoursitename>/wp-admin/

2. Click on Appearance and then Themes from the left hand menu.

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3. Click on the Install themes tab.

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4. Search for a theme you wish to use.

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5. Click on the Install now link under the theme image.

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6. Click on the Activate link under the theme image.

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7. Once you have have a theme loaded, you can then make changes to the header image, background, and menus. These options are all located under Appearance tab under the left hand menu.


Here is a nice link for choose a theme.


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