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How to install WordPress Theme

August 9, 2011, Written by 0 comment

The how-to install WordPress theme is not difficult at all but sure enough you will need to know how to do it so that you don’t mess up your site. Before going into the WP template install process, let’s first clearly understand what a WordPress them is.

WordPress Theme

A WordPress theme is simply a template that gives your site a different front-end design. A lot of free and paid WordPress themes (templates) are available. However, it is much easier to change your site’s design by changing your current theme than going through customizing the whole interface.

Installing your WordPress Template

There are actually several ways of how to install WordPress themes. Installing a readily available theme through WordPress itself is the fatest way but the number of available themes are limited. To do this, go the your WordPress Dashboard and select ‘themes’ in the ‘Appearance’ section. From there, simple search for a theme and click on install, then activate it to have it on your front-end.

Another way is to firstly download the theme to your computer from wherever you have purchased or received it. Go to the Dashboard and click on ‘themes’ in the ‘Appearance’ section. Select ‘install themes’ and ‘upload’. Browse to the theme on your computer and upload it. You will then be prompted to ‘Activate the theme’. Once activated, refresh your front-end to see your newly uploaded WordPress theme.

Install the WordPress Theme manually

You may also install the downloaded WordPress theme by firstly extracting the theme on your computer and uploading the theme folder via ftp to your WordPress installation folder; ‘wp-content > themes’, on your hosting. Once all the files have been uploaded successfully, go to the ‘Dashboard’ to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Themes’ and you will find the newly uploaded template in the list of available themes. Select it by clicking on the ‘Activate’ option next to it to have the new theme on the website.

How to install WordPress themes is now a simple task!