There are plenty of options available to you for customizing your WordPress themes. Before we dive in and start making changes to your theme, it pays to understand what the options are, as they suit different situations. If you want to edit the code , you have a number of options available to you, from using the block editor , to the Customizer, right through to editing the files. Themes dictate the design of your site: the way it looks and the way it displays content. Plugins add extra functionality.
Do You Really Need to Customize Your Theme?
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Options for Customizing a Theme
Sooner or later you might want to make a change to your WordPress website or blog that will require editing your child theme files. You may want to change the color of a link or a button, or you need to add a landing page template file, or you just want to change some text in one of your templates. If you need to edit your style. This is the easiest and safest method if you just want to add or change some font or color styles. You no longer need a Custom CSS plugin. If you need to edit your functions.
There are times when you will need to edit WordPress files, especially if you want to make changes in your WordPress Theme. WordPress features a built-in editor that allows you to edit files online, using any internet browser. You can also edit files copied or stored on your computer, and then upload them to your site using an FTP client. WordPress contains two built-in editors that allow you to edit theme files directly from your browser. They are called the theme editor and the plugin editor. Please note that, depending on the level of user privileges that you have, you may or may not be able to access these features in the administrative panel of your blog. Please contact your blog or website administrator, in order to have your privileges adjusted.