Getting Started with Your New Bootstrap Theme
So, you’ve chosen an exciting Bootstrap theme that you want to use to make your website look amazing and modern. Now what? If you’re new to creating websites or Bootstrap itself, we’ve made a simple guide to walk you through the steps.
In this guide we will cover:
- What You Will Need
- So, What Is Bootstrap Anyway?
- How To Download and Install a Theme
- Other Resources
- Find Bootstrap Themes On Creative Market
What You Will Need
To get started with a customized Bootstrap Theme, you will need to download a Bootstrap theme from Creative Market, some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and a code editor so that you can customize your template.
So, What Is Bootstrap Anyway?
Creative Market offers a variety of themes that will help make your project look amazing. Simply browse our collection of Bootstrap themes and find what works best for you.
How To Download and Install a Theme
Step 1 – Getting your files
You can browse all of the awesome Bootstrap themes at Creative Market.
Once you have found one that you are in love with, Click Buy Now, then Download your new Bootstrap theme.
After your purchase has been downloaded, unzip the file. In most cases, you will find a documentation folder and a theme folder.
The documentation folder will consist of your assets, css, js files. The theme folder will contain the HTML page(s) you can edit to add your own content. In some cases, there will be multiple HTML pages of various styles to choose the style you wish to use.
Step 2 – Customizing Your Theme
For beginners, I will try to break down the difference between all three in the simplest terms possible.
- HTML is the content of your page.
- CSS is the style of your page (i.e. colors, columns, width, font size, etc).
For the most part, you will only need to be concerned with changing the content of the page. Check out our Other Resources section to find some beginner’s guides to HTML and CSS.
Step 3 – Your Website Is Ready To Go Live
What you will need to do once your website is ready to go live is beyond the scope of this tutorial. However, simply put, you will need a way to host your site.
If you don’t already have a web host for your site, check out the Top 10 Web Hosting Companies and choose one that suites your needs. Once you get set up, the hosting company of your choice will have additional instructions.
Step 4 – Pat Yourself on the Back
Congratulations! You have made an awesome looking website and it was so easy, wasn’t it? You are officially a master of the web!
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Note: You can always contact the seller of the theme if you have a more specific question with the theme itself.
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Find Bootstrap Themes On Creative Market
Hopefully you have found this guide helpful. If you still haven’t found the theme that you’re looking for, check out Creative Market‘s section of Bootstrap themes now.