Blog Set Up: Changing a Theme

Posted by Neville on November 9, 2010 under Blogging, How To | Comments are off for this article

Changing a Theme: First Steps

Perhaps the first thing a new blogger at dotrim would like to do is to choose a theme that suits their blogging topic.Install Themes

In this post I will outline the process for selecting a theme from the hundreds of free themes that are available to Word Press users.

When a dotrim blog is set up, there are 5 themes provided to choose from, but the blog owner is not restricted to these available themes.

To change a theme to one of those already available:

  1. Open the Appearance Menu in the Dashboard.
  2. Select the Themes menu option.
  3. Select the Manage Themes tab at the top of the page.
  4. Click on any of the available themes to preview it.
  5. Click Activate (top right hand corner) to set that theme OR
  6. Close the preview and return to step 4 to preview another theme.

To Install a different theme:

  1. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. Click the Install Theme tab at the top of the page.
  3. From there you can Search for a theme by keyword, author or tag OR
  4. Use the various filters for colour, style etc.
  5. From the results of your search you can choose to Preview and  Install the selected theme.

There are more things that you can do with installing themes such as adding your own, uploading one from another source and editing a theme to suit your needs, but those tasks are better kept for the more experienced blogger.

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