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WordPress for Web Developers: An Introduction for Web Professionals by Stephanie Leary

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CHAPTER 5

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Working with Themes

Now that you’ve configured your site and created some content, it’s time to make it look good! First, you’ll learn a few ways to change your site’s appearance: using the theme customizer, widgets, the menu manager, and uploading custom header and background images.

In Chapter 12, you’ll learn how to build your own theme.

Using the Customizer

The theme customizer is a relatively new feature in WordPress (see Figure 5-1). It lets you not only preview a theme, but also make changes to your settings and see the effects in real time. To try it out, go to Appearance Themes. Click the Customize link under your active theme ...

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