Building Your Website/Blog from Scratch with WordPress--Part 3: Choosing & Installing a Theme

Darlene Del Castillo, Programmer, Web Designer/Developer, Author

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
11 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Introduction

    • Pros and Cons - Free Themes

    • Premium Pros and Cons - Premium Themes

    • Marketplaces and Theme Shops: ThemeForest

    • Creative Market

    • Theme Isle

    • Elegant Themes

    • Studio Press


    • WP Admin Panel

    • Conclusion


About This Class

You can watch this course as a stand-alone class to learn the pro's and con's between free and premium themes, as well as learn where to find both. You do not need to have taken the previous parts.

That being said...

This is Part III of a video series in which you will learn how to build a blog or website with WordPress. No previous experience with web design is required (which is why the title says "from scratch"!)

Part I covered choosing your domain and hosting: Free Link

Part II covered installing WordPress: Premium Member Link or Free Link (first 25 only!)

In Part III, you will learn what theme options are available to you, the pro's and con's between free and premium themes, and how to use your selected theme on your website. You will learn some great resources for free themes. Students can download a .pdf that includes links to all the resources we cover in the class.

If you're saying to yourself, "I would love to create a site but I wouldn't understand", then I strongly encourage you to Enroll!! I promise that if you pay attention and follow the entire stream of videos that you WILL understand and you WILL create your first WordPress website! Guaranteed!

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Very valuable information; however, I found the background music most distracting. That being said, I would recommend the class for its excellent content!
This series is fantastic. I love how the instructor breaks the topic into digestible pieces. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to start their website but has no clue where to start and what to do next.
Nathalie De Ahna

Serial Entrepreneur | Premium Instructor





Darlene Del Castillo

Programmer, Web Designer/Developer, Author

I have been programming apps and developing websites for over 16 years. I have over 10 years experience in graphic design. I have a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Criminal Justice. I am a full-out "geektress". I love everything computers, from building them to programming to gaming. Want to know more? Read my full bio at You can find all my social platform links there too!

I am enjoying the opportunity to create classes on Skillshare and teach my many skills to others...

See full profile