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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

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10. Customizing Your WordPress Theme

In This Chapter

Using the WordPress Default Theme 140

Choosing a New Theme 148

Using the Theme Editor 150

Setting Up Menus 153

Using Post Formats 157

Putting It All Together 160

One great aspect of WordPress is that you can make your site look pretty much however you want it to. You’re not limited to a blog-style theme; in fact, many sites are built on the WordPress platform without the reader even knowing.

In this chapter, we’ll show you how to customize the default WordPress theme, detail how to choose a new theme, and give you a peek at the theme editor, which allows you to tweak and edit any theme to your heart’s content. We’ll also show you how to create your first custom menu, and we’ll explain how custom ...

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