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Step 3: Make It Beautiful

WordPress themes allow you to customize how your website looks on the front-end without but affecting or changing the software on the back end.

Themes are easy to use, and you’ll be able to modify most of the design on your site from your header to the font to background with your unique brand elements.

Here are five places we recommend shopping for WordPress themes.

1. Elementor

Elementor is a free, drag and drop WordPress Page Builder. Over 3 million people use this tool to create beautiful websites.

In fact, we designed and built this website using Elementor. One big reason we did this is because you can make changes without knowing code and it’s easy for anyone to do it. 

If you’re new to blogging and you’ve never used a website before, Elementor is a great tool to start with. Like anything, there’s a learning curve. Just give yourself some grace and you’ll thank us later. 

2. StudioPress

StudioPress offers beautiful, mobile-friendly designs. The primary reason we love these guys so much is that they understand bloggers better than anyone else. StudioPress is just one of many blogging products and services from Rainmaker Digital, the company behind Copyblogger, Synthesis, the Rainmaker Platform, and more.

3. Creative Market

Creative Market has over 880 WordPress themes to choose from. They draw from digital creatives around the world to design and develop handcrafted themes that focus on a clean and simple look.

4. ThemeForest

ThemeForest is the design branch of Envato whose mission it is to help people do what they love. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Envato helps creators build their best sites. Within their site, you can customize the most important things you look for in a theme (minimalist, blogger, lifestyle, etc…

5. Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes focuses on their passion for beauty in simplicity. They have 87 WordPress themes to choose from and love to build community through their designs.

They also have a drag and drop website builder called Divi, that’s also a very popular tool alongside Elementor.