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How to Choose and Install a WordPress Theme

There are thousands of free themes available on, and that doesn’t even include all of the premium themes and frameworks that are available, much less the option for creating a custom theme. With all those options in mind, choosing between all of these themes can be bewildering. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this session , we will discuss how to make smart choices when picking out a theme for your site. We will discuss how your theme relates to your site’s structure, purpose, and audience, and how to find a theme that offers you the right amount of custom options and features to best suit your needs.

We will also devote part of our meeting to audience questions and theme suggestions, so if you’re in the middle of this dilemma now and are looking for ideas - or if you have a favorite theme you’d like to discuss - this would be a great opportunity to do so. Rich Plakas will be leading this session. Bring your laptops and your questions!

This is the third in a series of seven sessions designed to support those new to WordPress. This series was first presented in 2013 and is being repeated based on membership requests.

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  • John M.

    Is there a way to install 2 instances of WordPress on one hosting site?

    Or can one installation be made to look like two sites?

    August 20, 2014

  • Michelle T.

    Sorry, I can't make it tonight. Couldn't see how to change my RSVP.

    August 18, 2014

  • Veronica

    Thanks Sandra! See you next meet up.

    August 19, 2014

  • Sandi B.

    OK the Links to the slide deck and additional notes for this meetup can be found at:

    This blog post includes the notes about membership, eCommerce and directory site themes and plugins in answer to the Q & A session.

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • Sandi B.

    This was a lively session with lots of questions. Thanks to every one who contributed to a lively discussion about WordPress Themes

    August 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organized. Good information for beginning word press users - thank you!

    August 19, 2014

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