How to install a WordPress theme

HOW TO INSTALL A WORDPRESS THEME

From your dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes, which you’ll find on the left-hand side.

In this area, you’ll find all the themes already installed.

themes-dashboard

Next click on Add New which you’ll find at the top near ‘Search installed themes’, this will take you to a new page which will look like the below…

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You’ll then need to click on Upload Themes > Choose File 

Choose-File---Uploading-a-theme-WordPress

And select the zip/compressed theme file that you want to upload and click Open > Install now

choosing-theme-file

Once the theme file has been installed you’ll either click Live Preview or Activate and you are good to go!


Yes, it’s really that easy!

One thing to note is that some themes come with a parent theme, child theme, demo content, and documentation all rolled into the one folder you’ve downloaded so you may need to unzip it first.

Having issues installing your WordPress theme?

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