If you followed my recommendations on how to create your blog with WordPress, you already have access to thousands of free templates. These designs for your blog, in WordPress called themes, you can install and change easily and quickly.
What will you learn here?
What does WordPress look like after the installation?
On the following screenshot you can see the look of a blog created with WordPress immediately after the installation:
Now, let’s find a little more professional looking theme and install it. What will be the steps?
1. Enter the control panel of your blog
You will find the control panel of your blog in the wp-admin folder. That is, type into your browser’s address bar http://your-domain.com/wp-admin and log in.
2. Continue to the themes section
In the left part of the control panel of your WordPress, click on the option Appearance and then Themes.
Now you can see a page with all the themes that you have installed. But our goal is to install a new template, so let’s click the Add New button. This button is located at the top of the page.
4. Themes available for installation will appear
At the time of making this screenshot, there were 4,416 free themes to choose from. In the top menu, you can choose between the featured, popular and latest templates. If you have added some themes to your favorites in the official WordPress website, you will find them here too.
Pay attention to the Feature Filter tool. If you already have an idea about the design, with that filter you will find it faster.
5. Choose a theme
Hover over the theme you want to install. Two new buttons with which you can display the template preview and install it will appear.
6. Install the theme
Click on the Install button. After doing this, you will see how the theme is being installed.
7. Activate the theme
After installing the theme, it will appear among the other designs you already have installed. Move the mouse over it and a new button to activate the template will appear. Click on it.
8. Customize the theme
The newly installed theme will appear first. Now, you can adjust it as you want.
Look at the homepage of your blog. You will see that it already uses the new design.