Creating a Basic Theme

Now that you've configured your site and created some content, it's time to make it look good! First, you'll learn a few ways to change your site's appearance without modifying theme files: using widgets, the menu manager, and uploading custom header and background images. Then you'll create a basic custom theme, starting with a standard HTML file. I'll walk you through the various WordPress template files you can use to make parts of your site look different based on context, and finally I'll show you child themes—a powerful way to customize existing WordPress themes while keeping the original code intact.

Make Money Blogging

Make Money Blogging

It is fine to get started on a hosted solution like Blogger.comor WordPress.com. They will allow you to learn the basics of blogging and web publishing without spending money. As soon as you nail down these basics, however, it is vital to buy your own domain name and to purchase a web hosting package with some company.

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