Chapter 10

Tweaking WordPress Themes

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring basic CSS and defining CSS properties and values

arrow Setting a new background color, creating a header, and customizing navigation menus

arrow Changing fonts

arrow Knowing HTML essentials

Chapter 8 shows how you can use free WordPress themes in your website. Many people are quite happy to use these themes without making any adjustments to them at all. I can’t tell you, however, how many times people have asked me whether they can customize a theme that they’ve found. The answer to their question is always, “Of course you can make changes on your own.”

The practice of changing a few elements of an existing WordPress theme is known as tweaking. Thousands of WordPress site owners tweak their existing themes on a regular basis. This chapter provides information on some of the most common tweaks you can make to your theme, such as changing the header image, changing the color of the background or the text links, and changing font styles — and these changes are pretty easy to make, too! You’ll be tweaking your own theme in no time flat. ...

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