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How to Create a WordPress Website – Lesson 5 – Themes

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A WordPress theme is a tool to change the layout and design of your website. Themes customize the appearance of your site, including the layout, typography, color, and other design elements.

There are some 20,000 themes for WordPress. Most themes are free.

If you are new to WordPress start with an easy to customize theme such as the Twenty Sixteen theme. Once you are familiar with WordPress the probability is high that you will want to try other themes.

A responsive WordPress theme will automatically adjust itself to the user’s screen size. This means that your WordPress site will look equally good on mobile phones, tablets and desktop devices. Around 52% of global internet traffic is on mobile devices.

Your website won’t lose content when you change themes. Back up your site before changing your theme. Installing a new theme can lead to unexpected changes. Ensure you can restore your site if something goes wrong.

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