How to Customize WordPress Themes

Once You’ve Installed Your WordPress Website. you launched your website – as in, made available for the world to see. You have selected your word press theme, everything looks as you imagined it.

Now it’s the time to take care of some important points, yet not that obvious steps that will help you make your site look exactly like you want it. To make it safer, easier to manage, and optimized for the search engines.

Here are the steps:

Step 1. Set the permalink structure

WordPress comes with default permalink structure, but it’s not the most optimized or best for seo purpose. That’s why we need to fix it right upon making your site available to the world.

you check your permalink Setting:
wp-admin ==> Settings ==> Permalinks, you’ll see this:

permalinksetting How to Customize WordPress Themes

By default wordpress have “plain” Setting , which is bad not only for SEO, but also for visitors. Change that setting to the “Post name”

Step 2. Please Confirm your site is visible to Google

This is a quick check setting, but its a very important one, if you want your website to ever rank in Google for any keyword.

go to wp-admin ==> Settings ==> Reading, and make sure that the following checkbox remains unchecked:

 

site visible How to Customize WordPress Themes

Step 3: Enable traffic analytics code for website

As a website owner, you need to know how many visitors you actually have at your site, and how they are accessing it.
the most in-depth analytics tool is available for free. I’m talking about Google Analytics. you need to setup the google analytics account or google webmaster account for all tracking of the visitor.

Step4: Get site backups taken care of

This is the best habbit of developer or owner to taken a backup timely basis its provide us to feel more secure. so keep continue backup version.

 

Customize Your Theme

In wordpress every theme can be customized, whether with CSS modifications or modifications to the theme PHP file. However,the difficult these modifications will be to implement depends on how the theme was coded by the developer. WordPress theme can be customized by using the backend setting .

Mostly Premium or free theme provides the backend setting to customize theme:-

To reach the backend setting go to Dashboard ==> Appearance ==> Customize

on click   the customize button you see your website in the customize mode. After completed these steps you need to customize your theme.

custiomize screen How to Customize WordPress Themes

your theme customization page allows you to modify your site’s title and tagline website logo and favicon icon and see how it will look on your actual site immediately. To do this, expand the Site Identity group of settings and alter the text. As you type you will see the new text showing up in the preview on the right side. Once you’re happy with the result, simply click on the big Save & Publish button.

 

I hope you like this Post, Please feel free to comment below, your suggestion and problems if you face – we are here to solve your problems.

I, Dayanand Saini,the founder and chief editor of www.webtechsource.com,have been working as a software engineer from last 4+ years. It's my hobby to learn new things and implement on live environment.

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