Customizing the appearance of a WordPress theme – this tutorial will help you set up your logo, title, slogan, colours, icon for your WordPress site and many other settings.
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Customizing the appearance of a WordPress theme
To personalize a theme, click Appearance and Customize in WordPress Administration. The individual page editing options will depend on the theme you have chosen.
You can edit some of the features of your site using the tools available to you to customize the page. To access the specific properties settings, click the appropriate menu bar on the left side of the screen. Click again to get to the window where you want to make the edits.
Be sure to click Publish on top of the screen after making all the settings. This will publish your appearance adjustment.
If you need more detailed information on how to customize the appearance of your site, you can view this official manual.
In your website identity settings, fill in the website name, slogan, and you can also embed your logo and upload your website icon.
Note that when you make a change, the live preview is displayed on the right side of the screen. This shows you how the page will look after making changes. The page preview shows the main page of your site.
You can also navigate the page on the right side. This way you will have an accurate picture of how it will look. You can also take a look on how the other pages of the site will look.
Publishing changes at the WordPress site
Before you click Publish, the changes will only be visible in the page preview. Clicking Publish will make them appear on the page itself.
To return to the page settings later and save only the changes made, click the wheel icon next to the Publish button. A new window will open. Here, you can choose to publish your changes now, save your setup concept, or schedule when you want to publish your saved changes.
Preview on mobile devices
In the WordPress theme customization settings, you also have a live preview of the page for mobile devices. You can see this preview on the right side of the screen by clicking on one of following icons:
You will find them at the bottom of the left part of the screen.