How To Install A Theme

Install a Theme using WordPress Admin Theme Search

If you’re looking to install a free WordPress theme from the WordPress.org themes directory, then this is done by using the WordPress admin theme search functionality.

You will need to login to your WordPress admin area. Click on Appearance > Themes. Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

On the next screen, you will have the ability to select from: Featured, Popular, Latest WordPress themes, search for a specific theme, or search for themes with specific features.

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When you see the theme that you want to install, click on the install button.

WordPress will now install your theme and show you a success message along with the link to activate or live preview.

Click on the activate button, and you’ve installed and activated your WordPress theme.

Note: Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customizer or through a separate options panel.

Install a Theme by using Upload Method from WordPress Admin

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This method is for if you want to install a custom theme. Download the .zip file of the theme that you purchased.

Login to your WordPress admin area and click on Appearance > Themes. Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

On the next screen, click on the Upload Theme button at the top.

You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you downloaded earlier. Select the file and click Install Now.

Once your theme is installed, you will see a success message along with the link to activate and preview the theme.

Click on the activate button, and you’ve installed and activated your WordPress theme. Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customizer or through a separate options panel.

Installing a WordPress Theme using FTP

Connect to your host using FTP. You would need to go to the path (/wp-content/themes/). Once you’re there, upload your themes folder.

Remember to unzip the folders before you upload a theme using FTP. Once you have uploaded the theme, you would need to go to your admin area and click on Appearance > Themes.

You should see the theme that you uploaded listed there. Click on the activate button.

References: www.wpbeginner.com / https://www.siteground.com / https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ / https://codex.wordpress.org