The theme system associated with WordPress hosting involves “skinning” your weblog. Technically, skinning is the design and presentation of a website’s content. A WordPress Theme is a conglomeration of files working together to produce an interface graphically, which includes an underlying unifying design. These files are often referred to as template files. Using these template files, you can modify the way the site is displayed without changing or rewriting the underlying software. Customization of WordPress template files comes in many forms. These include style sheets, image files, custom pages, and code files necessary to keep the site running.
Let’s say your weblog consists of various categories, two of which are celebrity gossip and governmental rants. Using a function in WordPress, called the WordPress Loop, as well as the template files, you can easily customize your Celebrity Gossip category pages to look completely different to your Governmental Rants category pages. These are powerful tools that allow you to be hampered only by your imagination when you are setting up your weblog.