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Handling WordPress Themes to Your Advantage

Although there are several content management systems, WordPress holds the distinction of being the most popular not just because it comes as a free package but owing to the freedom of customization that it offers to its users. Much of the customization is provided in terms of themes that are provided on the platform for you to present your content and it is just a matter of activating the gallery before you start exploring the various options.

WordPress offers themes under its admin branch so this is the aspect that needs to be approached in order install its functionality. Following is the step by step procedure of acquiring Wordpress themes so as to be able to use them to your advantage –

Installing of themes –

Having logged into your WordPress account, your next destination is the admin page wherein you must click on ‘Appearance’ and then ‘Themes’ from the drop-down menu. When you go into themes, the titles displayed are representative of the themes that are already installed within your WordPress.

It is possible that you may wish to use a theme other than those existing on the platform and this is the point wherein installation comes into the picture. To add a new theme, you can either utilize the search theme from the theme directory of WordPress.org or upload one from your personal hard drive collection.

Using theme directory offered by WordPress –

Official theme directory offered by WordPress comprises of multiple themes each of which is named through a tag that describes its functionality. You can search for a theme of your choice by simply typing the name or by using the ‘Feature Filter’ option. For example, if you are searching for a floral two-column theme with flexible width, all you need to do is type in the relevant words and click on ‘Apply Filters’. In response, there are several theme options that come up and hovering over each one of them will provide a review of the particular theme.

After you have checked out each of the themes and chosen one that appears most suitable, you would need to click on the ‘Install’ button which in turn will trigger the download and subsequent installation. As soon as this is done with, the next screen that appears calls for activation of the link and clicking on it puts the theme at your disposal.

Uploading of your chosen theme –

Suppose you have a theme in mind which you might have come across beyond the realms of WordPress directory and wish to use it for your online portal. Admin page is the route to take and once on it, you would need to access ‘Appearance’ followed by ‘Install Themes’. Towards the top of the page, there is an option of ‘upload’ and having clicked on it, you need to click on the ‘choose file’ button, select your chosen theme and click on ‘Install Now’.

WordPress just takes a few seconds to extract and upload the theme for you and all you need to do is activate it to facilitate successful installation.

In this way, it is possible to play around with themes while using WordPress till you find one that you feel is most suitable for your blog.