Understanding WordPress Themes

WordPress comes with a theme from Automattic (the creators of WordPress). This theme allows users to customize parts of the site front end.

WordPress Themes

From the dashboard, you can access the default Twenty Fifteen theme- the latest WordPress theme- to change the background, header image, colors, and widgets on your site.

WordPress Theme Dashboard

For example, if you have a logo of your website then you can add that to the header image section of the theme. If you add the header image, keep in mind that the recommended size is 954 × 1300 pixels.

Additionally, being able to change the background image and colors of the site is important for most small business owners looking to have their website match their offline marketing materials.

WordPress themes are available to do practically anything you want with a website. From creating a membership site to a portfolio of your work to creating a responsive theme for mobile users to easily view your site.

WordPress Theme 2015

Return to: Table of Contents for WordPress Guide