How to Change and Install WordPress Themes  (and Things You NEED to Know Before You Change Themes!)

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  1. Hi Ramzy…I don't have a plugin that I recommend for Adsense….due your due diligence. If you find a good one, let me know.

  2. Hmm, are you on the dot com version of WP? I am not familiar with that so much, but otherwise you definitely should have an install theme tab 🙂

  3. I do have a video planned (after I get my next long WP tutorial done, this will be next) that will show things like doing easy coding changes and customizations with the TwentyTwelve theme.

  4. …and thanks for your kind words, much appreciated!….I understand what you are saying, I think it's because there are so many themes, it'd be hard to show particular changes you'd have to make….but my video that I have planned will delve into doing easy CSS changes, etc.

  5. Hi Zeeshan,

    Do you mean does Google delete a Blogger blog? Did you have a Blogger blog deleted?

    That sort of thing can happen if you try to promote too much….I know WordPress ; com will delete your blog if you try to promote affiliate links, etc

  6. Thanks for the advice Rhonda….it's a balance between perhaps going too fast, and having your viewers get bored…….attention spans of many viewers is like–as I heard someone say once– a squirrel crazy dog…..SQUIRREL! (if you've ever watched UP you'll know what I mean :)….I will take your advice to heart though, esp. the part about pretending I'm talking to a 10 yr old…thanks…let me know if you have any questions, I'll try to help.

  7. my version of wordpress doesnt look like yours. i think its a newer version or somethin. and i cant see the "install theme" part of the window. somethins wrong. help?

  8. Hi Shaika, all versions have the "Manage Themes" & "Install Themes" tabs on the top of the page–go to Appearance–>themes….are you using WordPress;com, maybe that's why.

    Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

  9. Hi! I have the same problem! I cannot see anywhere the Install Themes tab or option. And I did not t understand why the question of using WordPress;com. Please help!

  10. Hi Paola!

    WordPress;com doesn't have the same dashbaord, etc….if you can't see Manage themes & Install themes when you go to Appearance–>themes, then you aren't using the self-hosted wordpress;org.

    Hope that helps. 🙂

  11. I can understand about being new to WP, I was there once too……it may be better for you to watch my complete tutorial on WP–look on my channel–"Beginners WordPress Tutorial"…hope that helps. 🙂

  12. Hi Mike excellent tutorial, simple and to the point.  
    And just to highlight what you said, the tutorial is for WordPress.org, for people who have their own paid for domain name, not the free blogging site wordpress.com.
    Keep up the good work Mike.

  13. Thanks Mike, I'm going to try to watch, understand, and implement you of your excellent videos every week. You are performing a real public service.

  14. I have a question.   I changed my theme to Expound from Twenty 12 but the menu setup did not transfer over to the new theme.  What do I do?  I'm new to WordPress

  15. I have intsalled my own customized theme to wordpress like you shown but the live appreance was shown only few menus from my theme rather than completed site.

  16. By the way, I tried a Genesis theme and got so frustrated trying to make it work.  Looks like you have to be a programmer to use one of them.  They refunded me my money luckily!  

    What theme would you recommend that has outstanding built in SEO?

    Thanks!

    Lisa

  17. hey can ya help a girl out?! i started a blog for my makeupline but now i want to change it i got responsive theme how do i get all my posts to be put in blog page???

  18. at 6:22 where you are previewing the new theme and notice that there is a lot of code from your other website.. that's currently whats happening with me and my theme switch and i absolutely cannot figure out how to get it to look normal! do you have any idea how to reconfigure that?? i don't even know where to begin!

  19. Mike I changed my theme on my wordpress site from Vantage to Ares theme. I am not familiar at all with web design thought I could save no ey and do it myself. Well didn't know about what to check before changing my theme but did back it up. Now I am missing plugins and widgets and now my pages look different and I don't know what to. I would like to get it up and running and remove the under construction mode. P!ease help. Any videos for my mess up?

  20. PLEASE HELP.
    I just changed my theme without knowing that my blogs won't be shown on the home page of my new theme. I am currently using "Button". It is a free theme. Can I get the blogs I have written on my home page by any means???

  21. I've been using wordpress for sometimes now but I still feel I'm far behind when it comes to playing around with themes!

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