What is WordPress themes?

WordPress theme is a collection of template and CSS files working together to produce frontend look of your blog or website. The appearance of everything you see on the screen is dependent on what WordPress Theme you choose.

What type of files Theme Contains?

  • PHP Template files
  • CSS FIles
  • JavaScript
  • Graphics
  • Text File – This file contains license info.

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Another advantage is that you could select either a paid or a free Theme to apply to your site. A vast collection of several template files and stylesheets give you, even more, to choose from on WordPress to complete the best design on your website. If you want to see free themes just visit this official WordPress theme directory. They will offer you different themes with different designs and they allow you to download or preview.

When you install WordPress CMS on your website will get three default themes those themes are Twenty Fifteen theme, Twenty Fourteen theme, and Twenty Thirteen theme.

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If you want to change themes, login to your WP admin area click on the Appearance -> Themes -> Add New – Activate any theme fit for your blog.  If you have a third party paid theme then you can upload the theme using “Upload Theme” button.

What Can Themes Do For Me?

There are many options available on WordPress. The goal here is not to have a pretty site only – that can indeed be happening for you, but also, to have a great Theme improving engagement with your website and content – that is what also matters!
Finally, you could cream your website with images and videos that you include almost anywhere you prefer in your theme.

what are Themes made of?

Themes are made of content and data stored by WordPress, and that gets displayed in the browser when you are building your theme – remember how we said it is a collection of files working hand in hand to determine how your site “behaves” and “looks.”

So what is the difference between Plugin and Theme?

A theme controls the presentation of the content whereas a plugin is used to control the behavior and the features of your WordPress site. You can use plugins to add extra features and functionalities on your site or blog.

To safely install WordPress theme go to WordPress.org ThemesDirectory.

If you have any doubts about What is WordPress Theme?. please comment below.

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Prabhu Ganesan has provided his Web development and SEO services independently. He is Co-founder of Webicle Media and WPBlogX. He is very much involved in WordPress as it becomes a second nature for him. Find him on twitter @gprabhucbe

1 thought to “What is WordPress themes?”

  1. Themes is a concept that most website owners have a problem with – they understand that they’ve got a WordPress site but they don’t have a clear idea what goes into making it look different/better. Looking forward to the rest of the series

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