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Choosing Your Theme

Themes are pre-made templates that you can use to change the way you blog looks. WordPress offers thousands of free themes, with new free themes being offered every day. There also are paid themes that you can buy or you can opt to design your own theme if you prefer.

Selecting a pre-existing theme is simple. In the left column of your dashboard, click on the “Appearance” button then click on the “Themes” button from the dropdown menu.  This will take you a page where you can search thousands of different themes for the one that is right for your blog. Most are free, but some you have to pay for.

You can search according to the most popular, the newest, the most commonly used, paid themes, and other categories.  You also can change your theme anytime you want. 

When you find a theme you like, if you want to see what your theme looks like, just click on the “Live Preview” button and a sample page will appear with content from our blog. If you like the way it looks, click on the “Activate” button and that theme will be applied to your blog. Anybody reading blogs you already have posted will see them in the new theme you have selected and any future blog posts also will be published using that them.