WordPress Appearance Theme Options
Accessing the Theme Options Screen in WordPress
Depending on what WordPress Theme you have selected there should be an options page you can access and review what options that are available to you.
This screen and its options will vary from theme to theme and some can be very complete while other can be some what disappointing.
Some of the more common options are would you like the Headline and Slogan of your WordPress site to be visible or not. Would you like the Header of your website to be clickable or not.
Other options are for the Navigation Menu as far as formatting, captions, highlighting, character lengths and other features as well.
You may also find settings and options that affect how your Post are formatted and presented on the Blog area of your WordPress site.
Settings and options on how your Pages and Post handle and size your Featured Images is also something you may find on your Theme Options Screen.
Excerpt options and settings are also something you may or may not find on the options screen depending on the provisions of the Theme you are using.
General Formatting, Sidebar Settings, Widget Preferences, Footer Content, Heading Styling, Tagline Controls, Social Networking Links and other WordPress defaults are just some of the other options you will find on your Theme Options Screen.
The options screen is simply this, it allows you to make changes and adjustments without knowing or being able to do coding to the actual theme files themselves. All of these options and more can be made directly to the Theme files themselves if you have the programming skills and confidence needed to do so without breaking the code used to make the theme work as it should. This takes time and experience that may first time users will not have or even be aware of.
Hire a Pro unless you really want to take the time to learn everything you are going to need to know to modify Theme Files.
Now that you have logged in to your WordPress site and reviewed the Theme Options Screen what do you do next?