How to create a WordPress theme screenshot

Ever wondered how WordPress themes have their own image on the themes selection screen? It adds a finishing touch to a theme, particularly if someone else is also using the WordPress backend.

Creating one is actually a lot easier than you may think and with a little bit of technical knowledge you’ll be able to upload your own one, here’s how to do it:

1. Firstly you’ll need to create an image you’d like to use, in any paint package, of 600px x 450px

2. Save the image as either a .png or .jpg file and name it screenshot. I.E screenshot.png

3. Upload the saved image in the root of whichever theme you’d like the screenshot for:

website root -wp-content – themes – selectthetheme – upload screenshot

Now login to the website’s WordPress admin panel and head to APPEARANCE – THEMES and you’ll see the newly created screenshot as the main theme image.

Having a theme screenshot doesn’t affect how a website performs but is something we like to add to all our WordPress websites as we like to keep things looking pretty and professional.


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