WordPress Themes Customisation of Websites

Laurence Svekis, Web technology Instructor

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7 Videos (35m)
    • 1 Adding Dummy and Placeholder Content

    • 2 Where Themes are located within Wordpress

    • 3 Adding New Themes

    • 4 Filtering and searchin for Wordpress Themes

    • 5 Benefits of Wordpress Premium Themes

    • 6 Picking a Theme for Wordpress

    • 8 Using the Wordpress Customizer


About This Class

Themes Widgets how your website looks
Wordpress themes are made up of a group of files displayed as a template. A theme changes the appearance, look and feel of your site as soon as you install it.  You can customize the free default theme or select from thousands of themes that are available.

There are as many types of themes as there are different types of websites.  Themes are generally geared towards different types of Wordpress Sites.  You may have a typical blogging theme but there are also many other uses for Wordpress.

Business themes - are designed to corporate websites information sites where  the website is meant to create an online presence for the business.

Portfolio themes - used by professionals to showcase their work, and as a digital resume for potential employers.

eCommerce - Differs from a business theme where in this type of format the objective is to sell products and the site structure would be geared around achieving that goal.

Complex multiple purpose themes - Deliver database content and create a dynamic user experience

Entertainment - Games and video websites meant to entertain visitors with content

Everything and anything - There are any number of ideas for websites and the goals that they are achieving.  Websites can be designed around a particular purpose,niche market, idea or almost really anything.

Picking a theme that suits your needs is an important part of the website process.





Laurence Svekis

Web technology Instructor

Providing Smart digital solutions online since 2001. I am considered a true web technology expert. Having professional experience in a wide range of digital areas. Everything from Search Marketing, Video Marketing, Content creation, User Experience, application architecture, and web programming.

Understanding how users flow through the web and learning what drives users to interact online has been the cornerstone of what I do. The more seamless the process the better the user experience and the more likely they are to interact again and share their experiences.

After launching my first websites I quickly realized that to get traffic on your site you need to be able to market online. Research and using personal experimentation as to what are the most successful ways to effectively drive traffic to my websites, I was able to successfully build multiple success eCommerce sites. I used my expertise to provide Search Engine Marketing Services SEO to 100's of clients.

In the advent of Social Media in 2006, I had identified it as an excellent opportunity to drive traffic and connect with users. I created many successful sites that integrated with Myspace and then later into Facebook. I was able to monitize the traffic on several platforms, driving in some cases 10K+ clicks daily to the various platforms. I continued to perfect the art of Internet marketing and adapt to new technology and changes.

In 2008 I created my first YouTube video, and channel. Realizing that there was another great opportunity with video I have been experimenting with video marketing and video monization. Youtube being the second largest search engine has a very bright future. As technology progresses the trend has always been quicker, easier means of delivering content always wins out. Images beat out text as they are easier and quicker for us to process, videos beat out images being the most efficient means of getting content to users. As bandwidth increases, and more platforms that can even easier deliver videos become available videos will be the trend for the future.

Understanding technology provides a means to better connect with users.

Applications I've created have entertained, informed and engaged tens of millions of people. I have over billions of page views on various platforms, and have sent millions of click through visitors.

I have developed hundreds of web applications, from micro sites to enterprise level platforms.