Updated on Dec 6, 2022
Generally, WordPress themes are tailored for generic website niches. Not all users will appreciate how their template is configured by default, including its appearance. Therefore, it's likely that you'd want to alter how your WordPress website's theme appears to you and to users who visit it. The challenge is to find the right way to do it.
In this post, we’ll show you several options for customizing your WordPress theme, help to decide which one’s right for you, and teach you how to do it safely and efficiently.
You must log into the WordPress admin area of your website and then go to Appearance → Customize to change the theme currently being used on it.
The customization page this tutorial will cover is for WordPress version 6.0; however, customizing themes in other versions should be similar to the bellow described process.
After clicking on that link, you will be taken to the Customize page, where you can see the theme you are currently using on the right side of the screen as well as the vertical customization menu on the left.
However, if you have any custom installed themes, the editing options on that page may be greater than what is explained in this guide. Of course, this instruction assumes that you are using one of the default themes included with the original installation of WordPress.
The left vertical menu's adjustable elements for your theme are as follows:
The website title in the right theme preview area of this page will immediately reflect these changes.
You can also choose for your site to support Dark Mode:
In order to preview the changes you have just made, you should be able to notice that the title color has been changed in the right template preview part of the page.
You can modify your website's background image in this section. You will be given the option to add photographs to use as backgrounds if you haven't already done so in your media library.
Congratulations! You can now fully customize the theme of your website!