Note: In this series I’ll delve into some of the better plugins available for WordPress that I am already using, or about to start using. I’m aiming to highlight 30 of the better plugins.
This isn’t technically a plugin, rather a feature of WordPress that is what makes the system so incredibly versatile and flexible … the ability to upload and use a theme that you have designed, or bought, or found online through the search or websites that are available.
WordPress comes pre-installed with a couple of simple themes, but the power is in your ability to control these, update them, install new versions with new features, etc.
Below are some images taken from the Admin area of the WordPress Appearance section (theme management);
You can browse the list of themes that are on the WordPress site through the ‘Install theme’ option in the ‘Appearance’ section, or you can upload your own or one you’ve downloaded from a third-party website.
Using a theme you can take your ordinary looking blog and make it into anything you want, like a photo-blog, photo-archive, magazine or news website, or use it to power a full website (pages) with a blog element? There really is no limit on what WordPress can do!
Here are some independent websites that offer themes for download and use (some free, some you will need to purchase);
And if you’re feeling confident and capable, you can generate your own;
So, what theme are you using?