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  • 1. Create a Professional Blog with WordPress Chapter 5: Using Themes Atit Patumvan Faculty of Management and Information Sciences Naresuan UniversitySaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 2. 2 Objectives In this chapter, you will learn about: • How theme can affect the form and function of your own self-hosted WordPress site • What types of layouts are available. • Install a new theme to your blogSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 3. 3 Changing the Look and Function of Your Site • WordPress was originally intended to be a blogging platform. • Standard WordPress design may not suit your needs. • Photo-blog: large photograph on the front page and thumbnails on the side • Web comic: show latest comic strip at the top of the side and allow the readers to flip through stripsSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 4. 4 Theme TypesSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 5. 5 Theme TypesSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 6. 6 Locating Themes • The WordPress.org Theme directory is probably the safest place to find theme • http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • 7. 7 Searching for theme with tag selection • Click “Check Out Our New Filter and Tag Interface” on the main page at Wordpress.orgʼs themes pageSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 8. 8 Viewing a themeʼs detailsSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 9. 9 Installing form Inside your Own WordPressSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 10. 10 Theme search results on your DashboardSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 11. 11 Installing Theme • From Theme Search Result, click the “Install” link • Click “Install Now” button • Click ʻActivateʼ to enable theme on your site.Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • 12. 12 Installing and Enable New ThemeSaturday, June 18, 2011
  • 13. 13 Download and Installing Theme: Using FTP • Download theme from WordOress.org themes site • Extract the download theme • Use your FTP client upload the extracted theme folder to “/wp-content/themes”Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • 14. 14 Applying Themes • Using your web browser, go to your Dashboard. • On the left side of your Dashboard, Open “Appearance” block and select Theme • On the Managing Theme pages, activate the theme you want to use by clicking the “Activate” link.Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • 15. 15 Customizing Theme Items with Widgets • From your Dashboard, go to Appearance, Widgets • Click your mouse on a widget and hold it. • Drag and drop it over the column where you want it to appear • After you drop the widget, change the title or other options as you need.Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • 16. 16 Installing and Customizing ThemeSaturday, June 18, 2011