Do What You Want

Get Your Website Up And Running Part 2

Today is the day we make your site look purdy.

It’s time to put a theme on your WordPress site.

First, we’ll go the free route. This is what I did when I first started out and I’d recommend it for the very beginning.

Go to WordPress.org, click on Extend and then Themes. This is where you’ll find all of the free themes that are vetted by WordPress, so you’ll know they are safe.

This is what I’d recommend because there are a lot of people out there that will take advantage of you and when you download their free theme it will have a virus or something bad in it.

That isn’t the majority but if you can avoid it I would just get your free theme from WordPress.org

So after you download it, you go log in at your site in the WordPress dashboard and then click on appearance. Then click on install themes and then upload the zip file that you downloaded from WordPress.org that had your theme in it.

It’s that simple!

Now to a slightly more expensive way to get more advanced themes.

These are really beautifully designed themes that have some pretty good customization options. Just go to ThemeForest and in the categories go to WordPress. Just search until you find one you like and do the same process to install it as the free theme.

If I had known about them when I first started, I would have gone with one of those themes because it has a great price point and they look a lot better.

Now on to the crème de la crèmeof themes.

Thesis Theme! This theme isn’t pretty out of the box but this is like putting a blank canvas on your car. You can make it look like anything and everything.

The only issue is that to make it look good, you do have to know a bit of html and css coding. The good news is that there are a lot of sources out there that pretty much have code to do what you want already made up. Plus there’s a great support forum if you need help.

This is the theme I currently use and I honestly wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t want to learn a little bit of coding. But if you’re a go getter this is the best theme to make the site you want. It truly is a great theme.

Now you have a beautiful site and are just about ready for making money.

In the next post I’ll show you my recommended plugins and how to start getting people to love you.

Remember to Live Your Passion

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