Using themes

A theme is what controls the overall look & feel of your site. This guide explains everything you need lớn know about themes.

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What is a Theme?

Your theme is the overall look & feel of your site. Themes define where menus and widgets appear on your website. Your site’s theme sets mặc định color schemes, fonts, và other design features.


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View Themes

We have a Theme Showcase with tons of different designs, layouts, & color schemes to suit your site’s needs. To view the themes, cliông chồng on Appearance under My Site(s).

Each theme thumbnail has a thực đơn with additional options.

Live demo – A specially designed site showcasing all of the features of a particular themeActivate – immediately apply the theme to your live sầu siteSupport – get in touch with us for more help with the theme

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Pđánh giá Themes

The Live demo option in the Theme thực đơn will open a demo site with the theme applied. You can use this option to lớn look through the style of different pages before selecting a theme for your site.


Each theme has a menu next to lớn the name of the theme just below the theme thumbnail.Clichồng the three dots lớn exp& the thực đơn.Cliông chồng on Live sầu Demo.


You can cliông xã on Try và Customize to lớn open the theme in the Customizer with your site’s content loaded.

Using the Try và Customize option will not change your live sầu site until you decide to cliông xã on the button Activate và Publish.

The Customizer will show you a live sầu pnhận xét of the theme with your content. It’s a great way to chạy thử drive a theme if you already have content on yoursite.

You can scroll up & down and click around in your site lớn get an idea of how the new theme will work with your content.


If you want to try a different theme, cliông xã the X found in the top leftcorner of the Customizer window to bachồng out and continue browsing through the theme showcase for a better fit.

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Activate a Theme

Once you activate a theme, it is applied lớn your live site. None of your content changes, just how it’s laid out.

Each theme has a menu next lớn the name of the theme just below the theme thumbnail.Click the three dots khổng lồ exp& the thực đơn.Cliông xã on Activate to lớn activate the theme.

When you activate a theme it may not look exactly like the theme’s chạy thử. Use the Info option in the Themes Showcase khổng lồ pull up the instructions for recreating the layout of the test theme.

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Search for a Theme

The default themes in the Theme Showcase are designed to lớn work best with the Blochồng Editor, unlocking features like full & wide width blocks. They are also designed to lớn simplify the process of setting up your trang chính page và site.

However, there are many available themes, and you may want a more advanced theme for your site. In My Site → Appearance Themes, scroll down the page lớn Show All Themes.


Looking for a particular theme or a feature? Enter your keyword in the tìm kiếm box, and you’ll only be shown themes that match.

Clichồng Free to filter to lớn the themes available khổng lồ all sites, or click Premium khổng lồ filter to themes included in the Premium or higher plan. Premium themes can also be purchased for use on a site that doesn’t have sầu a Premium or higher plan.

You can further narrow down your theme results by feature, layout, columns, subject, và style.

Feature – theme features like a Fixed Menu, Custom Headers, and StoreLayout – fixed, fluid, grid, or responsive sầu layoutsColumns – the number of columns in the theme, or if there is a right or left sidebarSubject – examples include Art, Business, Announcement, PhotographyStyle – filter khổng lồ clean, playful, simple, modern, sophisticated, or other styles

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Premium Themes

In addition lớn our many miễn phí themes, we also offer a selection of gorgeousPremium Themesthat feature exciting customization options và exclusive tư vấn directly from the theme authors.Each theme has been carefully designed khổng lồ help you present your message to the world.

Sites on the Personal pcầu thang purchase a specific Premium theme khổng lồ use. Those with the Premium or higher plan have unlimited access khổng lồ all of the Premium themes.

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Video - How to lớn Switch Themes

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My Content and Switching Themes

When you change a theme, nearly everything comes with you. Your posts, pages, truyền thông, blogroll & all of your content stay with you.

When you changeto lớn a new theme, there are a few things you’ll want to check afterward:

Custom Menus

You’ll want to reassign your Custom Menus khổng lồ the locations you want them in the new theme.Each theme supports different locations, depending on the theme.


You’ll want lớn place your Widgets in the proper Widget locations. Like Custom Menus, eachtheme supports different locations, depending on the theme.

Custom CSS

The only thing that would not come with you is Custom CSS, because that is theme-specific. You will find your past CSS in the CSS revisions link located at My Site(s) → Appearance Customize Additional CSS.

Custom CSS is a feature of the Premium plan or higher.

Retired Premium Themes

When you select a Premium theme, that theme is usually available for the lifetime of your site or blog.

Occasionally we retire themes because updates to lớn web technology make old themes outdated both visually và functionally. When a theme is retired, you can continue lớn use the theme for as long as you lượt thích. However, if you switch khổng lồ another theme, you will not be able to lớn change baông xã to a retired theme.

We’re always happy to help you find a newer & better theme for your site.

If you have a retired theme & choose to lớn nâng cấp lớn your site to lớn the Business or higher plan with plugins & custom themes, the retired theme’s thiết kế may change khổng lồ a newer theme so as khổng lồ not cause issues with your plugins.

P2 has a sản phẩm called P2. P2 does not allow its theme lớn be changed.

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Theme Features

Each theme has different features. Some allow you lớn mix up featured content areas on your home page page. Others have sidebars on the left or right of the page. Viewing a theme’s test is a great way to see what features the theme offers.

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Sidebars and Footers

Sidebars và Footers can be edited through Appearance → Customize → Widgets. Each theme offers different ways of displaying your sidebar & footer widgets.

This allows you to lớn add widgets to your site. For example, if you wanted khổng lồ add a menu of categories, social truyền thông media icons, or liên hệ information you’d add widgets khổng lồ your sidebar or footer.

Looking for more on Widgets? We also provide a guide on how to use widgets effectively.

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Page Templates

Some themes come with different page templates. Page templates change the layout of a specific page. For example, the theme Maisha has a specific “Front Page” template.

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If the theme you’ve selected has Page Templates, this is how you can apply them:

Edit the page or post you want lớn apply the template to.Clichồng the Settings ibé on the right khổng lồ load the Document menu.Go lớn Page or Post Attributes.Select the Template from the drop down.Clichồng Update to apply the new Page Template.

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