12. Themes: To Find or to Build?

Lots of people around the world use WordPress and love making themes for it. Best of all, lots of those fine folks want to share their themes with everyone, for free. That’s right—you’ll find a very healthy freeware market for themes.

In this chapter, I give you the lowdown on finding just the right theme on the Web and on customizing a stock theme to make it your own.

Finding a WordPress Theme

The best place to find a theme for your blog is the WordPress Theme Directory (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/). This directory is run by the same people who control WordPress itself, and they’ve set up some ground rules that a theme has to follow to be listed.

Here are some of the requirements:

• All the theme ...

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