Where start to transform the default Wordpress layout to something atractive?

Hi Experts

I recently migrated a site from Joomla (version 1.4) to Wordpress (recent), localhost.

The site just have the "default" Wordpress appearence (nothing to much attractive).

Since I have no experience in Wordpress, where must I start to transform the layout to something atractive and use the powerful features of Wordpress?

 I'm a relative experienced PHP developer.

Thanks in advance!
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAsked:
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kerickCommented:
Look through the available themes and change to a theme you like.  That would be the simplest approach.
Slick812Commented:
greetings EFuerte, , Wordpress is a very very widely used and popular PHP content management system. So there are thousands of tutorials, "how to use", information and "add on" (theme, etc.) web sites out there. Wordpress does take some time to learn how to use the essential basic page building features it has. . Here is a tutorial for some tips to get a Theme -

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/selecting-the-perfect-theme-for-wordpress/

Please believe what they say about "Strive for simplicity" when picking a wp theme , I have seen to many new WP users pick a visually extravagant theme, with so many "sliders" and special effects that they could not figure how to get all of the complex parts of the theme to work for them as they needed. Also the large majority of web page users will come from smart phones, so pick your wp theme by looking the theme selections on a phone, not on your laptop.

The site from the above addy   http://www.wpbeginner.com   has many many other articles to help the new wp user, so take a look at some of them.

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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the assistance!
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