You can freshen your blog appearance in many ways that reflect seasonal changes and holidays that range from changing themes temporarily to less dramatic decorative changes to the theme you are using now. Consult your calendar and unleash your creativity to transmit your brand to your readership through seasonal events, holidays and special occasions.
You can quickly and easily change themes to another one found in the Themes Showcase and no data will be lost or negatively affected by the change. Now our images automatically resize when we switch themes. The only time you may have to do some work is if you are changing to a dramatically different theme and have to resize feature images and/or if you have done any CSS editing.
How to change themes
Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the blog go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and browse themes until you find one you like and click “activate” or type in the name of the theme you want to use and
click the “activate” link when it appears.
After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.
Many theme have built-in customizable options like custom header images, custom backgrounds and featured images. Some themes have color customizable options. Try experimenting with a seasonal color scheme and explore color choices that create the right mood for your readers.
Invision Graphics require a link back to their site if you download one of their many header choices. With a little bit of resizing work you can make mini graphics from your header choices to place in text widgets in your sidebar.
shabbyblogs – Here’s a collection of free headers.
No matter what theme you’re using, image widgets and text widgets are also simple ways to inject seasonality into your blog and liven up your sidebar. For images in a text widget see: adding an image.
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