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(This site has been set up specifically to help libraries in the CEF system take advantage of the free hosting plan offered to not-for-profits.  While the website can be used for any type of software or website building platform, these instructions cover the use of WordPress.  Included are at least 5 free WordPress themes that have been slightly edited to better fit the needs of what most small public libraries wish to accomplish with their sites.)

Select Your Theme (Design)

WordPress comes with many themes pre-installed.  A lot of these would be appropriate for a library website. There are also thousand of free themes available on the internet.  You can choose any of these.  It is always easy to change themes in the future, and you do not lose any of your content when you do so.

What I have done is to select 5 themes that provide a good starting point.  If you want to select one of these, I have already worked out the modifications to make them easy to set up.  These modifications range from changing the width of the pages, improving the navigation, and other small fixes.  Each theme is currently viewable on its own website.  I have tried to make the content identical on all the sites to give the best sense of the differences between the layouts.  They are:

Library Theme 1

Library Theme 2

Library Theme 3

Library Theme 4

Library Theme 5

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