Going Pro: Editing a Theme to Suit Your Needs

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Once you make use of  WordPress themes for your company website, you know just how powerful they can be for creating an eye-catching and professional web presence for your business. However, after a while, you may find that you wish you could make changes to that theme so that it will be even more personally tailored to your company. Once you come to this conclusion, then you will know it is time to go pro and learn how to edit. It does not have to be as hard as it may sound either. Here are some tips that can help you.

Basic Text Editing

If you just want to edit some of the text that is built into the theme, then this is quite simple. Editing basic text is something that even amateurs can do. Here are the steps you will need to take:

  • Download the theme pages to your computer.
  • Find the one for the page you want to change. It will be a .php file.
  • Open that page in Wordpad.
  • Find the text you want to change and edit it.
  • Save the file.

When you are doing this, it is always a good idea to save a backup just in case you make a mistake that causes problems with the page.

Making Big Changes

If you wish to make big changes in your theme, then you will have to learn more about actual theme editors. These editors include such programs as Adobe Dreamweaver. Of course, to use these programs, you will need to learn more about how to make them work. For basic controls, you should be able to turn to a guidebook or tutorial online. If you want to make in-depth changes, then you may wish to take a course on the program or turn to an expert for advice.

Of course, always be careful when you are making changes to the actual theme code. You should always create a backup and make sure you are prepared to restore that backup should you make a mistake.

When you are ready to turn your theme into something even more personalized for your company, then you will need to learn how to edit that theme. You can do this through a couple of manners. Basic changes include just using tools already on your computer. Bigger changes will require editing software and a know-how to use it.

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About Anny Solway

Anny Solway is a dedicated writer at ThemeFuse – a leader in the Premium WordPress Themes area. She likes to discover new ideas about internet marketing, social media and blogging.

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