Creating a WordPress blog is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out how to make it look good. If you’re using a free theme, you might have limited options when it comes to layout, fonts and colors—and if you’re paying for a premium theme, its customization may be limited by what’s possible with WordPress itself. Fortunately, there are ways around both issues. You can choose from thousands of themes that work on WordPress or get custom design help from someone like me who understands both coding and aesthetics (there’s more than one way to skin this cat). It doesn’t take much effort or cost: Here are eight simple steps that will get your site looking beautiful in no time flat!
Choose a Theme
Choosing the right theme for your blog is a crucial step in the process of getting started. You want to choose a theme that matches your blog’s content, is easy to use, and looks great on any device.
You may think that it is also important for your WordPress site to load quickly so visitors can view it without waiting forever–and this is true! But there are many other factors besides speed when choosing a theme; below we’ll go over some things you should consider when choosing one:
Choose a layout
You can choose a layout that suits your blog. If you want to use a certain layout, you can buy a theme or customize an existing theme.
If you want to create your own layout, there are many ways of doing this depending on what level of expertise and time commitment you have in mind.
You should choose a font that is easy to read. This is important because you want your readers to be able to see and understand what it is that you are trying to say.
You should also choose a font that matches the theme of your blog. If your theme has bold colors and thick lines, then it would make sense for you not only pick a bolder font but also one with thicker strokes as well. On the other hand, if your website uses light colors and thin lines then perhaps something like Arial would be better suited since this typeface will blend in seamlessly with everything else on screen without overpowering anything else in its vicinity (or drawing attention away from where it needs).
You may also want consider whether or not this particular style looks good against images; if so then go ahead and use them together! For example: if someone were creating an infographic about “How To Make A Cake From Scratch” then perhaps using Times New Roman would work well here since everyone knows how delicious cakes taste when baked fresh at home by hand using ingredients such as flour sugar eggs butter milk chocolate chips vanilla extract salt baking powder etcetera…
Add images and text
Now that you have a theme, let’s add some images and text to it!
To add images, simply click on “Add Media” in the left-hand menu. This will bring up a window where you can search for your image file or upload one from your computer. Once you’ve found the graphic file you want to use, click “Insert into Post” and then give it a title (this is what appears next to the image when someone clicks on it) and description (this is what appears underneath).
You can also add text by clicking on “Edit Post” in the left-hand menu and then clicking on “Text.” From there, just type away until your heart’s content!
Test your site on mobile devices
Before you launch your site, it’s a good idea to test it on mobile devices. That way, you can make sure that people who visit your blog using their phones or tablets will be able to see everything they need.
There are several ways that you can do this:
- Use a browser that mimics mobile devices (like Opera Mini).
- Check your site on an actual mobile device (if possible).
- Check your site on different types of devices–you never know what kind of device might visit yours!
You can make your blog look great with just a few simple steps.
To make your blog look great, there are a few basic steps:
- Choose a theme. Themes control the overall look and feel of your website. They include things like colors, fonts and layouts that can be customized to fit your brand or style. You can also choose whether you want to display ads on your site (and where they will appear). If there’s something specific about how you want to customize the theme that isn’t included in the options provided by WordPress or its partners (like adding buttons), then you’ll need to hire someone who knows how to code HTML and CSS–or learn it yourself!
- Choose a layout for each page on your site by clicking “Page Layouts” under Additional Settings in Dashboard > Settings > Reading (or Appearance if using old version)
If you follow these steps, you can make your blog look great with just a few simple steps. The best part is that all of these changes are reversible and can be undone at any time if necessary. So don’t worry about breaking anything!