In This Chapter
Finding free WordPress themes
Distinguishing between safe and unsafe WordPress themes
Downloading, installing, and activating themes
Browsing and installing themes from your Dashboard
Going with commercial themes
In previous chapters, I cover how to use the WordPress platform to publish your posts and pages. In those chapters, you discover how to categorize your posts, build your link lists, and set the publishing and profile options in the WordPress Dashboard. In this chapter, I focus on the visual look and format of your blog — in other words, how other people see your blog after you start publishing your content.
In Chapter 7, I introduce WordPress plugins and discuss some of the thousands of free plugins you can use to add functionality to your blog. Similarly, thousands of free themes are available for you to download and use. This chapter shows you where to find them and takes you through the processes of downloading, ...