How to Customize My WordPress Twenty Ten Theme (Basic)

In the previous post, we figured out how to setup a WordPress blog for the very first time. This article will show you how to customize the default WordPress Twenty Ten theme to better fit in with your own blog’s topics.

WordPress released the default Twenty Ten theme in June 2010, along with the latest WordPress 3.0 version. This theme is totally free and is a highly-customizable “skin” for your brand new WordPress blog. The basic installation allows the users to setup custom headers, develop complicated menu structures, modify the sidebar and footer areas and change the background colour easily. This is also a SEO-friendly theme that looks professional, and the best part is that it does not contain sneaky links back to other websites which is rather common in “free” themes (other than WordPress’).
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Customizing WordPress Twenty Ten Theme

Steve Bruner, the seasoned WordPress developer shared his thoughts in a one hour video on WordPress 3.0 Customization Techniques using the default Twenty Ten theme. In this showcase, he shared aspects of customization available, including custom post types and the new menu management feature. Check out the free video embedded and feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
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