About Theme Customization

This tutorial is a summary about the different ways to customize a theme:

1. Theme Options (for beginners)

Our themes include several options to change the layout, colors and fonts of your website. We only include a few key settings to our themes, which are sufficient for most uses cases. That helps us to build both easy-to-use and flexible themes.

You can find the theme options on the Customizer (WordPress admin panel  Appearance  Customize).

2. Extend functionality with plugins (for beginners)

What WordPress really makes powerful are the thousands of different plugins which enhance your WordPress website with every functionality and feature you need. No matter if you need a contact form, pagination or button shortcodes, there is some plugin which can do it. You can search for plugins on the official WP.org plugin directory or simply browse our Plugins section.

3. Change Styling with CSS code (for advanced users)

In case you want to customize the styling of your theme beyond the theme options you can do so with CSS code. CSS controls all styling such as colors, typography, borders, spacing and floating of elements. You can simply overwrite the default CSS with your own custom CSS codes and thereby change the theme style.

You can find more information about CSS on themezee.com/docs/change-styling-with-css/

4. Overwrite template files and functions (for developers)

If you want to change the HTML structure of your theme, edit the content or add new functionality you need to create a child theme which can overwrite the parent theme. You will need certain knowledge of PHP and HTML to be able to do this. You can learn more about the usage of child themes in the Child Themes section.

 


If you have any questions about the setup and configuration of your theme, do not hesitate to email us at support@themezee.com.

In case you need any help with CSS customizations or child theming, we can highly recommend these WordPress Customization Experts.