What is a WordPress Theme?

A WordPress theme provides the design “framework” of your website. Most WordPress themes provide:

  • The overall design (the look, feel and style) of your site
  • Site-wide font styles
  • Color scheme
  • Styles for blog posts and blog archives
  • Page layouts (or templates)
  • Widget locations
  • Additional stylistic details
WordPress theme

Some themes operate like WordPress page builders, allowing you to create your own page layouts without code.

  • Themes can be added via the Appearance > Themes menu in your WordPress dashboard.
  • Using the built-in search function, you can find a free theme available on the WordPress.org
  • Themes can also be packaged as zip files that you upload through the Appearance > Themes menu uploader in your WordPress dashboard.

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