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WordPress® Web Design For Dummies® by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 10

Working with the Default Theme: Twenty Ten

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering Twenty Ten’s layout features

arrow Tweaking your header and background colors

arrow Installing custom navigation menus

arrow Exploring widgets on your Web site

Bundled with every WordPress installation is the default Twenty Ten theme, named for the year it was released to the public. The Twenty Ten theme was created by the core WordPress team. It’s a starter theme that gets new users up and running with their Web sites and lets you apply a clean-looking theme that utilizes many of the built-in display features standard to a basic WordPress install. These display features include the ability to use different header images (such as your own custom header graphics), change the background colors and images, and build custom navigation menus easily with the Custom Menu feature.

By working with the Twenty Ten theme, you gain an understanding of the features WordPress users are accustomed to seeing in themes. If you plan to create your own WordPress themes, you can find out a lot by exploring these common features so you can ...

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