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How to Customize Your WordPress Theme

Do you want to understand how to customize your WordPress theme?

Many WordPress themes have built-in customization features for the design and layout. Plugins can also be used to add extra customizing options.

We’ll teach you how to simply adjust your WordPress theme and make it your own in this article.

Beginner's guide to customizing a WordPress theme

Why Should You Personalize Your WordPress Theme?

WordPress themes cater to a wide range of website niches. There are themes for various types of small business websites, photographers, bloggers, and more, for example.

After you’ve chosen a theme, you’ll need to customize it to meet your specific needs.

For example, you might want to use your own custom logo and brand colors, change the layout slightly, change font sizes, add your own images, and so on.

Some of these tweaks are required to create a website that accurately represents your company and brand, rather than just looking like everyone else’s.

These options may differ significantly from one WordPress theme to the next, depending on which theme you choose.

Some themes, for example, may give you the option to move the sidebar from right to left, while others may not have one at all.

As a result, let’s look at how to easily customize your WordPress theme without writing any code and take it to the next level without breaking your site.

Using the Theme Customizer by Default

In WordPress 5.9, WordPress introduced a full-site editing experience.

There aren’t many themes out there right now that fully support the new full-site editing feature.

We’ll show you how to use it to personalize your WordPress theme, though. We’ll also demonstrate how to use the legacy theme customizer and the complete WordPress site builder tool, which we recommend for beginners.

Customizing a WordPress Theme with the Full Site Editor

If your WordPress theme supports full site editing, the Editor menu will appear in the WordPress admin sidebar under the Appearance option.

WordPress introduces a new full-featured site editor.

It will open the full site editor when you click on it.

This editor works in the same way as the block editor that you use to create WordPress posts and pages.

Editor for the entire website

Adding blocks to your templates allows you to add additional elements. You can use site-wide blocks like navigation, logos, post query loops, and more in addition to normal blocks.

Each block has its own settings, allowing you to customize it with different colors, typography, and other options.

Disable settings

Additional patterns may be included in your WordPress theme, which you may use to easily construct different sections.

These can be found under the Patterns tab.

Make your layouts more interesting by including patterns.

By clicking on the template name at the top and selecting a different template to edit, you can edit different areas of your website.

To see more templates, go to the bottom of the page and click ‘Browse all templates.’

Templates for Borwse

This will display a list of editable templates available in your theme.

To open a template in the editor, simply click on its name.

To edit a template, first choose one.

The template will appear in the same block editor as the previous one.

You can change it in any way you want from here.

Editing the template for posts

Simply click the Save button at the top to apply your changes after you’re happy with the modifications you’ve made to your theme.

Save your theme's changes.

The comprehensive site editor allows you to tweak your WordPress theme in a powerful and flexible way.

However, because it is a fresh new function, many WordPress themes do not currently support it.

Using WordPress’s Legacy Theme Customizer

If your WordPress theme does not yet support the full site editor, it will fall back to the WordPress legacy theme customizer.

In that case, go to the Appearance » Customize page to customize your theme.

WordPress theme customizer is now available.

The Theme Customizer will open when you click on it.

On the left side of your screen, you’ll see customization options, and on the right, you’ll see a live preview of your website.

Theme customizer for WordPress

On the live preview, the editable areas of your website will be highlighted with a pencil icon.

You may also adjust the settings for each option on the left side by expanding it.

Theme customizer has been enhanced with new options.

The number of options in the left panel varies depending on the theme.

The basics, such as your site’s tagline, widgets, homepage settings, menus, and Additional CSS settings, will be supported by most themes.

Customize Your WordPress Theme to Your Heart’s Content

Depending on which WordPress theme you’re using, the default theme customization options are different.

You may be able to customize a feature using the customizer or full site editor if your theme supports it. This limits the amount of customization you can do with a WordPress theme.

What if you want to further customize your website or even create a custom WordPress theme?

This is where SeedProd enters the picture.

It is the most effective WordPress website builder available. It allows you to create beautiful website layouts and even custom themes without having to write any code.

The first step is to install and activate the SeedProd plugin. See our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin for more information.

You must enter your license key after activation. This information can be found on the SeedProd website under your account.

Then you must decide if you want to build a custom WordPress theme or individual pages for your website.

SeedProd can handle both, and we’ll show you how.

SeedProd allows you to customize individual WordPress pages.

Then you must decide if you want to build a custom WordPress theme or individual pages for your website.

SeedProd can handle both, and we’ll show you how.

SeedProd allows you to customize individual WordPress pages.

This method is extremely adaptable, allowing you to quickly develop on-demand page layouts.

For example, you may develop a custom landing page for a product or marketing campaign, or send visitors to a thank you page after they sign up for your email list.

To create a new landing page, go to SeedProd » Landing Pages and click the Add New Landing Page option.

Create a new landing page.

The next step is to select a template for your page.

This template is used as a starting point, and anything inside it can be changed afterwards. You can also start from scratch with a blank canvas.

Choose a design template.

To continue, simply click on a template.

SeedProd will then prompt you to provide your page a title and a URL.

URL and name of the page

After you’ve entered all of the necessary information,. Save and Continue Editing the Page by clicking the Save and Continue Editing the Page button.

The SeedProd page builder interface will open. This is a design tool that you may drag and drop.

In SeedProd, you can change the layout of a page.

On the left, you’ll see blocks and sections that you may add to your page layout, and on the right, you’ll see a live editable preview of the page.

To edit any part of your page, simply point and click on it.

To alter any element, simply point and click.

From the left column, you can easily add new blocks and even entire sections to your layout.

Add new blocks to the mix.

SeedProd includes all of the common web design features you’ll need to create your site. Contact forms, opt-in forms, login forms, testimonials, progress bars, accordions, navigation menus, icon boxes, and much more are all included.

It also comes with full WooCommerce compatibility. WooCommerce blocks can be used to show products on your website, create a custom checkout page, or develop a cart page for your online store.

Blocks for WooCommerce

When you’re happy with the look and feel of your page, click the Save button in the top right corner.

You can also choose to publish the page or save it as a template at this point.

A page can be saved or published.

That concludes our discussion. This technique can be repeated to add more custom pages to your website.

Using SeedProd to Create a Custom WordPress Theme

If you want to develop a completely distinctive design for your blog, company website, or eCommerce store, this method is highly recommended.

Using the same drag and drop page builder, you’ll create your own custom WordPress theme from scratch with this method.

The best thing is that your own SeedProd theme will work with any theme you have installed on your site. That means you won’t have to worry about adapting a basic WordPress theme and will be able to create your own design with complete freedom.

Simply go to SeedProd » Theme Bulder and click on the Themes icon to get started.

Make a SeedProd theme.

SeedProd will now present you with a number of beginning themes from which to choose.

Every component of these themes is entirely customizable.

Select a theme template.

SeedProd will produce all of the theme templates once you’ve picked a theme.

Editing a template for a theme

To edit a template file, simply click the Edit Design link below it.

In the right column, you’ll get a live preview of the template, and in the left column, you’ll see an editing panel.

Edit the template for the theme.

To change any item or drop elements from the left column, simply point and click.

To your template, add a new block.

SeedProd also has blocks for editing the entire site.

You can use these dynamic blocks to display content loops (for blog entries), post titles, featured images, and more.

Template tag blocks should be included.

Don’t forget to Save your modifications after you’ve finished making changes to a theme.

Rep the procedure to customize other templates to your satisfaction.

When you’re done, go to SeedProd » Theme Builder and set the switch next to the ‘Enable SeedProd Theme’ option to ‘Yes.’

Activate the SeedProd theme.

SeedProd will now use the custom theme you just generated to replace your WordPress theme.

We hope that this post has shown you how to personalize your WordPress theme.

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