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2. Theme Customisation

Using Themes

Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your WordPress site. Yet, it is more than just a “skin”. Skinning your site implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the visual presentation of your content and other data on your WordPress site, as well as behaviour of certain site’s elements while interacting with visitors.

A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a website.

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Appearance Menus Screen

The Menu Screen enables user to create a custom menu (also known as navigation bar, navigation menu, or main menu). It is a section of the site which helps visitors to navigate in the site. Depending on the theme used, typically a site will have one navigation menu, while some themes may enable secondary or footer menus. It is essential to have a neat and simplified navigation menu, so as not to confuse your visitors.

By default, WordPress adds all the published pages to the menu automatically. However, customization of menu is possible, such as adding a link to a category or to external site, changing the order of the menu link, or creating a sub-menu.

The Appearance Menu Screen is accessible via Dashboard > Appearance > Menus.

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