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WordPress by Michael McCallister, Bud E. Smith

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3. Creating Your Blog’s Look

You’ve Got the Look

Most WordPress blog users never do much with their blog’s look. Most WordPress.com users pick a safe-looking, existing theme from among the 100-plus available choices without really understanding what they’re getting. Even WordPress software users, with many more options, tend to make a quick choice from among a relatively small subset of the available themes—some free, some paid for.

Many themes have a similar look, so your blog visitors always know, for better or worse, that they’re on a WordPress blog. This is okay when you’re starting out, for blogs with a WordPress.com domain name, or if you desire to be strongly identified as part of the WordPress community. However, you might want a more ...

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