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themes - chosing, changing and paying

  1. I am very new to WordPress and trying to find the best theme for my needs. I want a site for my education business which will have a selection of static pages tabbed along the top and a place for blogging and widgets somewhere obvious on the home page. It needs to be very easy to use and edit. I am a Premium member so I thought all the themes would be free - however, most of the ones I like (e.g. Publisher) appear to have a charge attached. Is this correct for Premium members?

    I have been trying to play about with the free themes - I am currently using the Expound theme which is OK. However, if I change themes, I have to start putting all my pics and headers in again from scratch. Am I doing something wrong?

    Finally, if I change the theme and find I do not like it, is there any way to go back to the previous theme without having to rejog it all again?

    The blog I need help with is inspiredlearning.co.

  2. I am a Premium member so I thought all the themes would be free - however, most of the ones I like (e.g. Publisher) appear to have a charge attached. Is this correct for Premium members?

    There is no such thing as a premium member. We can purchase upgrades for our free hosted WordPress.com blogs including the premium bundle but it does NOT include premium themes. To a purchase a premium theme see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/premium-themes/

  3. I am currently using the Expound theme which is OK. However, if I change themes, I have to start putting all my pics and headers in again from scratch. Am I doing something wrong?

    You can quickly and easily change themes to another one found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and no data will be lost or negatively affected by the change. The only time you may have to do some work is if your are changing to a dramatically different theme and have to resize images and/or if you have done any CSS editing.

    Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the blog go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and browse themes until you find one you like and click "activate" or type in the name of the theme you want to use and
    click the "activate" link when it appears.

    After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

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