This tutorial will introduce you to the basics of WordPress themes, which are one of the most fundamental elements of WordPress.

The most basic way to understand themes in WordPress is to think of them as a way to control how your WordPress site looks—themes control the appearance of your site.

While appearance may seem like a purely aesthetic factor, themes do more than control the aesthetics of your site. They also control the presentation and, to some extent, organization of the content on your site.