How to choose & install a theme


In this lesson you will learn how there are close to 3000 free themes in the official WordPress.org directory and at least as many in the commercial space. This lesson will help you learn how to find and evaluate themes, as well as how to install, customize and update your theme. Finally, you will learn where to go if you need support for your theme, or if you want to report a bug.

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognize the enormity of themes available to the consumer.
  2. Outline where to find themes; as well as highlighting the best place to start looking.
  3. Explain what to look for and consider in a good theme.
  4. Describe how to evaluate a theme.
  5. Demonstrate how to install, set up, and uninstall a theme
  6. Demonstrate how to update a theme
  7. Recognize where to go for support or to report bugs

Comprehension questions

  • Where are some suggested places to locate themes?
  • How can I install my theme?
  • What is a good metric for evaluating a theme?
  • Length 13 mins
  • Topic Publishing, WordPress
  • Language English

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Angela Jin
@angelasjin
An inveterate volunteer, Angela has a longstanding passion for building strong, inclusive communities. She joined Automattic in 2018 as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project, and adores working with WordPress communities around the world. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Angela is currently trying out Madrid, Spain, where she delights in learning Spanish, exploring by eating, and reading a good book.