Appearance in WordPress include options Themes, Customize, Widgets, Menus, Background and Theme Editor.
In the last section we already discussed about Themes where you learn how you can change theme in wordpress.
APPEARANCE IN WORDPRESS
In this section we will discuss Menus & Widgets at top priority while Themes section is also included after them.
Menus is an important section under Appearance in wordpress, it is used to create navigation of pages and/or posts you created for website (also known as navigation bar, navigation menu or main menu, usually headers & footer).
Menus can be at different positions depending upon theme you selected, few themes have navigation at top, while some have at left sidebar, also some have at right sidebar or footer navigation etc.
Depends upon Theme it can be more than one navigation menu, Can have 2, 3 or more menus.
By default, published pages in wordpress adds up in the menu, if it doesn’t happens don’t worry, we can create new menu and customize it. Let see how it works
CREATE A NEW MENU
Appearance → Menus(1) → Create a new menu (2) → Enter menu name (3) → Create Menu (4)
See numbers in image
ADD MENU ITEMS
Go to “Select a menu to edit” and from drop-down list & click Select Menu name in which you want to add items, will be appear in Menu structure (3).
Then select pages and/or post you want to add from the section Add menu items (left side) (5) & then click “Add to Menu” (6).
Don’t forget to check “primary menu” (7) under Menu settings then click “Save Menu” (8). If your theme supports more than one menu, then you can check the menu where you want to appear this menu. If you left all navigation menu unchecked then it will not appears and default menu will appear. See video to understand it better.
CHANGE PAGE ORDER IN WORDPRESS
You can change page order in wordpress just by dragging page from its location to location where you want to appear.
ADD SUB-PAGE UNDER PAGE IN WORDPRESS
After adding pages to the menu drag the page you want to sub-page it and drop it next to page under which you want it to appear at a indent of 1 cm approx its done, save it.
Appearance → Widgets
Widgets allows us to add features in sidebars and footers. Widgets are designed to provide simple, easy to use structure & design of the website to the user.
In the left side you can see available widgets and at the right side section where widgets can be added.
Widgets includes search bar, calendar, categories, meta, pages, recent comments etc.
Widgets require no coding experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the Appearance → Widgets in the WordPress Administration Screens.
To add widgets, select which widget you want to add under “Available Widget”, click over it (suppose calendar), a drop-down list will appear, select the navigation pane where you want to add like blog sidebar, page sidebar, footer navigation 1, footer navigation 2 etc. (suppose Footer Navigation 1) and click over Add Widget then see your website, it’s done. For more see video
To delete widget simply select widget from the widgets section and click over Delete which widget you want to delete. See image or video.
Go the Themes under Appearance and select the theme you want or search for the theme you require. Even you can see its preview before you install and see features of it.
Appearance → Themes → Add New → Search Theme → Install → Activate
How to do this look at the video clip below.
Once you Installed and Activate theme you looking for, now it is the time to create pages for your blog, then we will create posts.
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