WordPress released the very cool Twenty Thirteen theme in August 2013. When you install WordPress on your website, the version that you’re installing will determine your site’s default theme. Auto installers such as Fantastico have made it really easy to install WordPress, but they aren’t that smart when it comes to installing the latest WordPress version. That’s really not a biggie, even if you land up with a stale version you can very easily upgrade to a new one, by simply clicking on a link. But that’s not what this tutorial is about.
The purpose of this tutorial is three-fold –
(1) To get you to determine the WordPress version you are using
(2) To get you to determine the WordPress theme that your website is using
(3) To learn how to switch themes
What’s Your WordPress Version?
Once you have installed WordPress on your website, please navigate to www.[yourdomain].com/wp-admin and you will be asked for your username and password –
Go ahead and enter in the required information (use the admin username and password that you created during the installation). When you log in you’ll be take to the Dashboard Area –
Scroll down a bit to get a better look at the ‘Right Now’ panel. This panel will contain the information we are looking for – the WordPress version and theme that you’re using –
And there you go! The ‘Right Now’ panel gives you the two pieces of the information we’re after, that is, the WordPress version and the theme that your site is using.
On to the third part – how to switch themes. Easy. In the vertical menu on the left hand side of the dashboard, click on ‘Appearance’, ‘Themes’. The ‘Available Themes’ section will list all the themes that are available for activation. Simply click on the ‘Activate’ link under the theme that you would like to switch to. And done!
Refresh your website to see the changes.