In a WordPress site, the theme is responsible for displaying and presenting content.

The theme defines the layout structure of a page, including the arrangement of elements, colors, and fonts. However, it’s important to note that only one theme can be active at a time, even if multiple themes are installed. Changing the theme is as simple as a single click in the Appearance menu.

Typically, themes do not include site-specific features. Extensions or plugins are responsible for managing additional features.

If you intend to modify a theme created by a third party for your site, it is highly recommended to create a child theme. A child theme is essentially a derivative of another theme. It’s important to avoid making changes directly to a theme you didn’t create, as this will prevent you from applying future updates. If you modify a theme and then update it, all your changes will be lost.

Please note: a theme should not be confused with a page template. These are two separate concepts with different functions.

Published date : 14 June 2023
Modified date : 14 June 2023


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