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How to Upgrade WordPress Themes

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Now that we have taken a look at free WordPress themes and premium WordPress themes, let's talk about how to upgrade WordPress themes. Here under Appearance and Themes, you will note that there is a new version of this theme so it's available for update now. To update that you come over here and click

Installing Premium WordPress Themes

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Unlike free themes for WordPress 4.7, you can find premium themes like Thesis, Genesis, Elegant themes and WooThemes and have confidence that they don't contain malicious code, knowing that they are secure. But you can’t purchase premium themes everywhere without being careful. For example, you can't do that on Envato. So if you're considering buying

Finding & Installing Free WordPress Themes

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Now that you know how Themes affect the appearance and SEO of your website, let’s take a look at how you can find themes. you may have already looked at this but under Appearance and Themes, you can click this “add new theme” and as soon as you do that all of these theme choices

How do you Choose a Theme?

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Somebody asked me the question, “With all the themes available for WordPress, how do you choose the right one for your site?”. The answer to that comes from the answer to another question. What's your goal for your website? If you’re starting a business website and your goal is to be found online when somebody

Understanding WordPress Themes

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Welcome to the third lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course. In this session we're going to talk about customizing your WordPress site. In particular, we're going to talk all about WordPress themes and that really starts off with understanding WordPress themes. A theme is what displays your content in WordPress.

Customizing the Appearance of your WordPress Site

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Now we're going to move on to customizing the appearance of your WordPress 4.7 site. This is the 2017 theme that I have not yet modified in any way. This is not my content, this comes with the theme but here's my content. I've got what we imported, so this side salad avocado post and

The Bullet Proof Safe Way to Upgrade WordPress

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In this session we demonstrate the bullet proof safe way to upgrade WordPress. We show how to backup the site first using BackupBuddy to update files, folders and database. This gives you a mechanism for recovery if a problem occurs. Then we go through the process of upgrading plugins some of which can be done

Lesson 5 – Part 4 – Simple WordPress Theme Customization

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In this final video for our Using WordPress Themes lesson, we highlight some of the typical elements that you can customize in typical WordPress themes. Most themes have some limited ability to be customized. If you're familiar with the Genesis 2 theme and the Thesis 2 theme then you know there's quite a wide range

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 23 – Reorganize our File, Simple WordPress Theme Customization

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Typical WordPress themes have some limited ability to be customized. If you're familiar with the Genesis theme and the Thesis theme then you know there's quite a wide range of customization that you can do but the typical wordpress.org theme does not have a huge range. However, you can make some pretty decent changes. We’ve

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 22 – Installing Premium WordPress Themes

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Chances are that if you’re watching this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course video series, you're going to buy a WordPress theme rather than using a free one. You may have already bought the Thesis theme or the Genesis theme or some other premium theme. And most business people running a serious business are not using a

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 21 – Finding & Installing Free WordPress Themes

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Now we’re going to talk about finding and installing free WordPress Themes. Most of you who are attending or watching this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course are probably using either the Thesis theme or the Genesis theme as your theme so this whole conversation about free themes is not going to be of interest to you

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 20 – Understanding WordPress Themes

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Next in this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course, we're going to talk about WordPress themes. The difference between this site, beside its content, and this site and this site is the theme. The theme takes content and presents it in a specific way. In fact, here we are looking at this site and our content looks

Lesson 5 – Part 1 – An Introduction to Free WordPress Themes

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Hi and welcome to Lesson 5 of the How to Build a Website Tutorial Series. My name is Melissa and I’ll be your instructor for part of the series. The goal of this tutorial series is to show how you, with basic Word processing and desktop publishing skills, can develop, manage and maintain your own

Lesson 5 – Installing & Using WordPress Themes

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In this video tutorial lesson you will learn how to install and use WordPress themes. Themes are used to customize the overall look, feel and functionality of WordPress business websites.  There are over a thousand free schemes to choose from at Wordress.org.  Fortunately you can easily preview these to see how they'll look on your site. First

Lesson 5 – Part 3 – Activating & Switching Between Themes

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Welcome back to the third part of lesson 5 of the Start Building Your website Here Tutorial series. In this part of the lesson we’re going to activate the Suffusion theme that we downloaded and uploaded to our WordPress site.  So we need to go to our site, which in my case is www.tailoringthesisskins.com. We are going to

Lesson 5 – Part 2 – Download & Install a Free WordPress Theme

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Welcome back to Part 2 of lesson 5 of the Start Building Your Website Here Tutorial series. In this part of the lesson, we are going to download a specific theme and install it on our website. So let's go back to wordpress.org and then go to "extend home" and select "themes" and here we are

Lesson 5 – Part 1 – An Introduction to Free WordPress Themes

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Hi and welcome to Lesson 5 of the Start Building Your Website Here Tutorial Series. My name is Melissa and I’ll be your instructor for part of the series. The goal of this tutorial series is to show how you, with basic Word processing and desktop publishing skills, can develop, manage and maintain your own

Lesson 5 – Installing & Using WordPress Themes

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In this video tutorial lesson we will learn how to install and use WordPress themes. We will be using themes to customize the overall look, feel and functionality of our new WordPress business website. There are over a thousand free schemes to choose from at Wordress.org. Fortunately you can easily preview these to see how