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Setting up your site – using themes as site templates

wordpress Appearance buttonClick on the Appearance main menu option and select ‘Theme‘ from the sub-menu that appears. You will then get images of the various themes or website design template that are currently installed.

We are going to install a new one from the WordPress website. Click on the add new button seen above the theme wordpress add new theme buttonimages.

In the ‘search themes’ box enter the words “Twenty Ten.”

wordpress's search box

You should then see the Twenty ten Theme(s)

wordpress's Twenty Ten Theme

wordpress install buttonSimply put your mouse pointer over the this image and then click on the Install button. You should get the following:

Installing Theme: Twenty Ten 1.9
Downloading install package from https://downloads.wordpress.org/theme/twentyten…..
Unpacking the package…

Installing the theme…

Click on the ‘Appearance‘ menu option again and select ‘Theme‘ from the sub-menu that appears. wordpress appearance button

Scroll to find the image for ‘Twenty Ten’ and hover the mouse pointer over it. Click on the the Activate button that appears – see below:

how to activate wordpress themes

Simply click at the top menu where it says “My CMS” and select “Visit Site” from the drop down. You should now see your theme active.

wordpresss short cut to menu optionsNow click on “My CMS” again and choose customize. Note that customize is also a submenu option in the “Appearance” menu option.

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