WordPress Themes – Free Download Options

There are three main methods for finding WordPress themes free download options. The first is right within the WordPress interface itself. Simply go to Appearance> Themes and then click on the Installing Themes option. Once you're there you have several possibilities.

If you click any of the "Featured, Newest, or Recently Updated" links you'll instantly see themes that have feature descriptions and small screenshots, allowing you to scan through quickly to find something you're looking for. There are also Preview links that will instantly show you what a particular theme looks like. Move your mouse around the preview screen and you can test drop down menus and link color changes.

Installation of one of these themes is easy – just click Install, then Activate and you can see what the theme looks like with your content. It's always good to click around through your whole site (do not just look at the homepage) so you can see how this new theme fits with all aspects of your site. If you do not like something in the template, it's easy to de-activate and delete. Just a few clicks and it's gone!

Another option for searching within your WordPress site is using the Feature Filter where you can choose a lot of different qualities like colors, amount of columns, etc. The only problem with this method is that if a theme developer did not tag their theme correctly, you may see some inaccurate results. Sometimes when searching for a dark template you'll see something bright and it's simply because the template designer thought there was some aspect of their template that was dark, but maybe no one else would agree! This method of searching can also be tricky when trying to find a design with a particular number of columns because some themes have the option of changing the number of columns, but their screenshot does not show that, so you may need to install the theme to see if it's really possible to change the column layouts.

The third main option for finding WordPress themes is free download solutions is to go directly to WordPress.org and choose the Extend link where you can find Themes. This is similar to doing a search as detailed above, however you can see different statistical information like the number of downloads and when the template was recently updated. This can really help when making an informed decision.

Have fun downloading some free WordPress themes!

Source by Peter J Harris

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