WordPress Theme Tutorial for Beginners

Selection of right theme for WordPress is very first important step to start your blog business. Theme provides basic structure, design and functionality depending upon your blog’s requirement. This WordPress Theme Tutorial for Beginners takes user attention to those point which are essential in theme selection process. There are number of free & premium themes available for every user requirement.

Latest trends in theme selection

  • Fully responsive ( Contain of website automatically adjust to device’s screen. Is should be accessible from Mobiles, Tablets, Laptops, Desktops & Smart TVs )
  • Minimal Design ( Theme which leads the contain of user interest in main focus )
  • Back-end Theme options ( Setting for header, footer, custom logo upload support, basic styling, sidebar & widgets )
  • Custom Post Formats ( Standard, Audio, Video, Image & Gallery Posts )
  • Good SEO

Whether you want to make Food blog, Travel blog, Personal blog, Lifestyle blog or Techno blog it should contain above all feature. Lets select right theme for you which has all of above functions and it is free of cost.

Free Themes

  • Name says – Free of cost
  • It includes most features of premium theme
  • Less theme support
  • Less WordPress security
  • Popular free themes by Alx & Colorlib

Premium Themes

  • Depending upon theme selection, it will cost you 9$ to 60$
  • It includes latest trendy features
  • More support from theme developer
  • It ensures WordPress security
  • Popular premium themes by StudioPress & Elegent 

If we select from free themes, can i get theme support? What’s about its security?

Cost Matters, I found free themes which has all of trendy features and great support from their developers. We can have great WordPress security using free plugin with themes. Lets start our WordPress Theme Tutorial for Beginners guide by selecting right free theme first.

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WordPress free theme guide

Here you may find 6 free themes namely Enspire, Typocore, Kontrast, Slanted, Blogrow & Blogline. Each theme is suitable for particular requirement. Lets say

Blogrow Theme – Suitable for Travel & Life style blog/site

Blogline & Slanted Theme – Suitable for Personal blog/site

Kontrast Theme – Suitable for Magazine & Techno blog/site (i.e. Android, iOS, PC, Software, etc…)

Enspire Theme – Suitable for Food blog/site

WordPress Theme Tutorial for Beginners

In this guide we are going with Kontrast theme. Why? Because its minimal design, simplicity & suitability.  We are going to install this theme on your first WordPress blog.

WordPress Theme Tutorial for Beginners

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Download kontrast-master zip to desktop/laptop

WordPress Security – TIP

Never install any zip whether it is theme or plugin without SCAN it with proper malware or virus protection

Solution – 

Install WordPress theme zip on your domain

Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Choose File > Select kontrast-master.zip  (your theme zip file) > Click Install now 

Once installed Activate it.

Install all recommended plugins & Activate them.

See how it looksThrought this WordPress Guide series wp-guide.xyz remains our DEMO WordPress blog in which we are going to perform all actions learnt from our Guide.

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Dhaval Bhatti

Social by nature – Helps people for Android related stuff & to start their own blog based on WordPress by easy to follow guide.

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  1. Riyad Abc says:

    Nice tutorial about WordPress. I saw your site link on quora first. When I visited your site, It makes me happy, because Its really awesome & related to wordpress. I work to develop wordpress themes. . You wrote this post related to wordpress. I hope this will help to make wordpress community more stronger. Thanks

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