Themes Are Available in a Wide Variety of Designs and Layouts
There Are Many Ways to Customize a Theme for Your Purpose
WordPress video tutorial on themes is below article.
1. Appearance, Themes, Install
In your Dashboard you’ll see Appearance. When you let your mouse hover on Appearance a pop-out menu will show Themes at the top of a list of choices.
Click on Themes and then click the Install tab at the top.
2. Feature Filter
You’ll see a feature filter with a list of options you can choose to select for the themes you wish to see. These include colors, columns, sidebars and customizations such as custom headers. Then click Search.
There are themes designed for purposes as diverse as travel blogging, art galleries, real estate, business consultants, healthcare and so on. Some of the themes will have colorful designs, some will be dark with light text, and others will be basic black and white.
There will be themes suited for online stores and other themes suited for authors and musicians. Some themes will be especially designed for podcasting, photoblogging, videoblogging and playing music.
3. Themes, Preview, Install, Activate
Browse through the themes. Click Preview to see one in a larger screen. Click Install for a theme you decide to use. Once the theme is installed you can still change it if you decide it is not suitable. The installed theme will still show up on your themes page but once you replace it the current theme will show at the top.
Changing themes requires you to choose a new theme that will support the types of sidebars widgets and other customization that you used or it will be lost. In the theme filter you can choose the options that are necessary.