Website Design and Layout is very important factor for success of website. Most user would prefer nice decent looking website rather than ugly unprofessional layout. Good Theme or Template also need some good customization by doing some Hacks And Tweaks to look Professional.
Why you need To Customize Your Website ?
First and most important for every Website is to look Eye catchy and Professional.
User will love visiting your site,that means more traffic.
Easy layout and easy navigation increase number of page views of your website,thus it will decrease site Bounce rate.
So How to Customize Your Theme ?
First you have to Get Good attractive Template for your website either paid or free and then do some tweaks and customization.Check out Dohack Custom Themes.
1) How to Add LeaderBoard ads on top of your blog.
Open your Header.php file from your template by any editor or go to WordPress admin panel and click Editor under Appearance. Add Following codes into Header.php after tag.
<br /><center>add your codes here</center><br />
2) How to Enable Thumbnail feature on your site.
Open your Function.php with any editor and add following Code
add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
If you don’t want default size, then insert this code instead of above.
Google Translate tool is best for translation.Using Google translate tool you can avoid using any plugin for translating your website.You can See translation Buttons in sidebar.To get your cool translation button visit here.
5) Add Sharing Buttons
For adding sharing buttons on your site there is a lot of option available,but I recommend custom codes to display sharing buttons.You can visit here for more info.
To add your banner simply add your image Url in source attribute and insert codes in your side bar.This is for only for banners,if want to show more you can add new row by adding <tr><td> and follow same instruction.