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Mini Guide

Step 04 - Install A WordPress Theme

  • Install and activate the free WordPress theme called Intentionally Blank.   
  • Enable automatic updates on the theme
  • Delete all other themes from the installation.

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There are lots of well-written minimal WordPress themes available,  such as Underscores or Roots. These were designed to allow WordPress developers to create their own themes without having to build everything from scratch. As such, these starter themes contain base functionality that is intended to be built upon.  

But as we are never going to use a WordPress theme on an Oxygen site, there is no need for any base functionality. All we need is an empty theme to get us through the WordPress installation process because once we install Oxygen any WordPress theme we’ve activated will be completely ignored. 

Intentionally Blank weighs only 8KB so takes up very little disk space, and because there is little in it, it is rarely updated.  

That said, you should enable auto-updates for the Intentionally Blank theme to allow it to self-update on the rare occasions it changes.

How Do I Delete Other Themes?

  1. From the WordPress dashboard click on Appearance → Themes, then hover over the theme to delete and click on the Theme Details button that appears on hover.
  2. On the next page, click on the delete link in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

Other Steps In This Mini Guide

Step 01 - Getting Started

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Step 02 - Decide On Your Logo

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Step 03 - Domains, Hosts, DNS

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Step 05 - Install WordPress

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Step 06 - WordPress User Settings

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Step 07 - Install Essential Plugins

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Step 08 - Activate Oxygen For The First Time

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Step 09 - Create A Home Page

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Step 10 - Theme Styles Settings

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Step 11 - Create Blog Category

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Step 12 - General WordPress Settings

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Step 13 Reading WordPress Settings

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Step 14 - Discussion WordPress Settings

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Step 15 - Media WordPress Settings

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Step 16 - Permalinks WordPress Settings

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Step 17 - Add Favicon

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Step 18 - Activate The SEO Plugin

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Step 19 - Create Some Essential Pages

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Step 20 - Create WordPress Menus

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Step 21 - Add Oxygen Templates

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