How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme – Ep 1 Workin' with WordPress


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Hello, and welcome to HostGator’s new series where Josh will take you through building a new WordPress website from start to finish.

In the first episode of the series, Josh takes you through how to choose a WordPress theme, and how to install it once you have found the one that is right for you.

In this episode you will learn:

What is a Theme?

A theme is short for a design theme, and it’s a package of files and CSS styling that determines the design or look and feel of your website.

The Theme Dashboard

An overview of the dashboard used to manage your WordPress Themes.

Choosing a Theme

The best practices when it comes to choosing a WordPress theme, including widget options, and more.

Mobile Responsive Themes

A mobile responsive theme is almost required today. With most website views coming from phones and tablets, you will want your website to compete. We will teach you how to determine if a website is Mobile Responsive, and how to view the theme as if you were on a mobile phone.

How to Install a WordPress Theme

Installing a theme and activating it is as easy as clicking a couple buttons. Josh will show you a couple of tips to make sure you are installing the right theme for your site.

00:00 – Intro
00:30 – What is a Theme?
01:00 – Theme Dashboard
01:33 – Choosing a Theme
02:40 – Is your Theme Mobile Responsive?
03:54 – Installing a Theme

Other Helpful Vids:

Installing WordPress with Softaculous

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Hosting:

Build a WordPress Website Playlist:

Blog Articles:

Choosing a Theme with HostGator
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The best WordPress WooCommerce Themes for eCommerce Sites
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2 Comments
  • Steve Hansen
    Posted at 16:43h, 28 December

    Hey Josh thanks for posting additional how to videos on HostGator website building. I am just a beginner and enjoying watching and rewatching your past how to videos 👍

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