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How to a Install a Free WordPress Theme Using the WordPress Dashboard
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to install a free WordPress theme in less the two minutes. It’s super easy.
First, I’ll show you how to search the official WordPress themes directory from within the dashboard. This will save you a lot of time and hassle with downloading theme files – and then having to upload them again using an FTP program.
Next, I’ll also show you how to edit the theme colors, background image and site tagline with the Live Preview feature that comes with WordPress. You can use this feature with any theme – free or premium – to get your website or blog looking exactly how you want it to before making the new design visible to your visitors.
WordPress Widgets – How to Add Them to the Sidebar of Your Site
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to customize the WordPress sidebar by using the power of dynamic widgets.
Not sure what a widget is? It’s basically a way of adding a chunk of programming code to your WordPress website or blog without needing any programming or coding skills.
You can use widgets to add custom features like Recent Posts, social networking icons, featured images, a block of text, RSS feeds – pretty much anything you like. Once you get the hang of using widgets, you’ll be able to add them to posts and pages and – if your theme supports it – the header and footer areas of your blog or website.