How to Install Themes in WordPress

WordPress Themes

Themes are the main element of every website. It gives your website a unique look as per the website niche and topic. There are thousands of different types of themes available to download for WordPress websites. In this article, we are going to talk about the methods to install WordPress themes.

There are three methods to download and install Themes in WordPress:

  1. Using the search option in WordPress to download and install the Themes
  2. By uploading the theme zip file which the user will download from the internet/another source
  3. Using the FTP server to directly put the theme files on the WordPress server.

Using the search option in WordPress to download and install the Themes

This method is very easy and preferable to use. In this method, all you have to do is to login into your WordPress Dashboard > Themes > Add New > Search for the theme you need. You can also select from other categories to download the theme.

 

You can also select from Featured, Popular, Recommended or Favourites where you can find tons of themes downloaded by users and ranked by them.

By uploading a Theme zip file

 

In this method, If you already have the theme.zip file which you downloaded from the internet and want to install it on your WordPress site, all you have to do is to upload that file to the WordPress dashboard. To upload the file, go to WordPress Dashboard > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Select the .zip file and click on Install Now button to install the theme.

Using the FTP server to directly put the theme files on the WordPress server

 

This method is very similar to the second method which we just saw. The difference is just that this is a long road to do the same thing. In the second method, you were uploading the .zip file on the WordPress Themes page to install it. In this method, you are going to put that zip file on the WordPress server on yourself without installing it. For this method, you need to access the Cpanel > File manager > Your website folder > paste the extracted files from the zip file into your website folder. Then log in to your WordPress dashboard > Themes and select the theme you just pasted on the FTP server and click Activate to activate the theme.

You can download themes from ThemeForest, Themeisle, WordPress.org and Elegant Themes etc.

That’s it, guys. If you understand the above procedure, do share this article.

 

 

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