Changing Themes

Fifteen different Themes are currently available to teachers using the ACPS WordPress server. Users may switch among these themes using the WordPress Dashboard.

Teachers are also welcome to browse the many themes available from WordPress, and to request a new theme be installed.

A word of caution about free WordPress themes:

While hundreds of web sites offer thousands of WordPress themes for free, MOST of these include scripts that surreptitiously allow the theme developers to track, monitor, or even subvert your site to their purposes — malicious or otherwise!

We therefore urge you to stick with the themes we have made available to you, some of which have already been customized to include the ACPS logo and footer.

If you want to explore other themes, plug-ins, or other add-ons, we urge you to choose only from those on the WordPress site — http://www.wordpress.org — and to notify us for help installing the theme you choose.  We’ll also help you incorporate the ACPS logo into the layout.  (Also, please be sure that your School name appears prominently on your site — preferably in the site title or tagline.)

To change your theme

  1. From your Dashboard, click on the “Appearances” link in the left sidebar, then choose “Themes.”
    Appearance > Themes

    Appearance > Themes

  2. The “Manage Themes” page shows your current theme at the top; below that are all the themes available. Beneath each theme thumbnail image are three links.
    Manage Themes, showing Current theme at top; links to  explore & apply other available themes

    Manage Themes, showing Current theme at top; links to explore & apply other available themes

  3. Click “Details” to read more about the theme;
  4. Click “Live Preview” to see how your site will look using the theme.
  5. To actually change the theme, click “Activate.”