WordPress Themes

When it comes to WordPress, customizing the look of your site is relatively simple and straightforward. We have built a UNF Faculty Template which includes two UNF-styled themes. If the themes included in the template (UNF Faculty & Faculty Domains 2017) don’t meet your needs, you can activate another theme (such as Twenty Sixteen or Twenty Fifteen) on your site or install a completely new one.

Activating Themes

  • Start at your site’s Dashboard.
  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes.
  • You will see thumbnail images representing each of the themes that you currently have available on your site. Simply mouse over any one of them, and click the Activate link.

That’s all you need to do to change the look of your site with a new theme.

Installing Themes

If none of the themes that were provided when you installed WordPress are what you’re looking for, you can always search for and install other themes from the WordPress Theme Repository.

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes.
  • Click on the Add New Button.
  • On the Add Themes page you will search for the type of them you want. There are a few menu items to help you see the  various themes that are available. The choices are Featured, Popular, Latest, which are pretty self explanatory. If you have a WordPress.com account and have browsed themes there, and themes that you have marked as favorites will be available to select on your personal WordPress site. You can also check the “Feature Filter” to narrow down your choices. You can choose from different Layouts, Features, or Subjects.
  • Under the thumbnail picture of each theme (when you hover your mouse over the theme) are three choices –Details & PreviewInstall and Preview. Clicking Install will add a new theme to your site.
  • After you install the theme, it is still not active on your site. You will need to click the Activate button to use it.
  • Once activated, your site will be using the new theme. Visit your site’s homepage to view your new theme.