WordPress themes are like clothing for your site. With a theme, you can customize how your site looks by using the specific features that come with the theme you are using. Most themes out there come with or at least tell you the specific plugins that they use to generate the look that you see on the demo site. For your own theme, you can either use those plugins as the designer suggest or use your own ideas and create something similar but all yours. The options that you have are great.
Picking a theme can be a difficult task because there are so many out there. And even once you pick a theme you don’t have to set up the theme exactly how the designers are showing you. You can have some fun and make it your own – which you should. Because you don’t want your site looking like everyone else’s. You want your theme to showcase who you are, to have your own touches by picking what colors you want to use and what plugins that you want to use.
I will caution you to not go too overboard with plugins when putting your site together. The more plugins you use the more chances you will run into conflicts between plugins or even your theme and the plugins you are using. Also using too many plugins could have an impact on your sites speed.
Do have fun picking your theme and putting together your site, I know that I love to play with themes and see what I can come up with. So enjoy it.
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