WordPress - Adding Themes
The WordPress Theme system is a way to "clothe" your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a "covering." Covering implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website.
A WordPress theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying, unifying design for your weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Themes may include customized template files, image files (*.jpg, *.gif), style sheets (*.css), custom Pages, as well as any necessary code files (*.php).
With this creative tool, the designs of different pages and categories are limited only by your imagination.
Note: University-sanctioned weblogs (e.g. department websites etc. ) must use the NMSU Theme 2.0.
- Log into WordPress as an administrator.
- From the sidebar, select Appearance > Themes.
- At the Themes page, mouse over the desired Theme thumbnail to view that Theme's options.
- Select More information to learn more about the chosen Theme, Activate to set Theme as your own, or Live Preview to see how your content would be displayed with that chosen.
Note: Once the Activate button has been selected, the chosen Theme will become immediately active for both you and anyone who views your site. Your currently activated theme will appear in the upper left corner of the Themes page, along with a quick link button for customization.