Changing Website Appearance

WordPress is a “Theme” based system.  The “Theme” you choose dictates the basic layout and appearance of the website.  Once you’ve chosen a theme, you can customize it by changing the colour scheme, background images, what’s in the menus and sidebars, and so on.  The WordPress documentation for Themes is at:

In the administration menu, you change themes and customize the current theme with the Appearance menu:



To change theme, pick “Themes”:


This will take you to the screen that allows you to pick a theme for the website:


By default, you start with just a few themes to choose from, but there are hundreds more that you can download with just a click of the mouse and try out.  To browse and download themes, click on “Add New Theme”


Once you have a theme that’s structured the way you like it, you can customize it, changing colours and so on.  To do so, click on the “Customize” menu item in the Appearance menu:


This will take you to a screen where you can customize the theme’s appearance, changing colours, background images, menus, what’s in the header and sidebar, etc.


Editing and Adding Pages

When you are logged on to the site, and you have editor or administrator permissions, you can edit the static webpages on the site, add new web pages, and delete web pages.

When viewing a page, you can edit that page by pressing the little “Edit” button in the lower left corner of the page:



To add or remove pages etc., go to the “Pages” menu item in the administration interface for the website (the “Dashboard”):



For more info, check out the WordPress documentation for Pages.

New Members Info

Hi Green Horn folks, so far I only have 3 new members: Casey(drums), Dezie(trumpet),  Dag(sax). I any of you have new members, please send me their emails/phone numbers so that I can send them music, and just generally connect with them before Sept 14.