My Free Blogging Guide Using eHost – Blog Design

If you haven’t set up your eHost blog yet go back to Step 2

The Blog Design

Everyone has a different idea of what makes a blog attractive. Some people like it simple while others want something more complex. That’s what makes WordPress so much fun. You can change the layout and design with just a few clicks. Here are just a few designs that other bloggers have used.

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These designs are known as “Themes” in WordPress. The theme is the look and navigation of your blog. You can chage the theme by clicking the “Appearance” button in the left navigation menu.

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There are already a few themes to chose from here. Notice the Twenty Fifteen, Twenty Fourteen and more. These are the basic clean WordPress themes that can work for any log. However, you can also choose another theme by clicking the Add New Theme button, and selecting from the list that appears.

 

For the purpose of this tutorial, let’s use the “Twenty Twelve” theme. Place your mouse over this theme and click the “Activate” button. Now, click the site name in the top left hand corner of the screen or the “Preview” button on the right menu and go and look at the change you made.

 

If you still don’t get the functionality you want for your blog from the pre-installed themes, don’t worry, there are thousands of other themes out there – and a lot of them are free. Of course, if you need more design functionality and want to add more of a website look to your blog then you might want to go for a paid theme like those you can find on themeforest.com

To install a new theme of your choosing just click on the “Appearance” tab in the left menu and then select “Add New” from the top center of the page.

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You can the search for new themes. You ca search by color, layout or a special feature. Or you can upload a theme you have previously bought and downloaded to your computer, simply by clicking the “Upload Theme” button.

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When you find a theme that you like just click the “Install” button and then the “Activate” button once installed. Click preview or the site name to go look at the new theme.

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