Installing a WordPress Theme

Having downloaded your WordPress theme, you might be wondering how to get your new theme on your WordPress site. Assuming you’ve already prepared a fresh WordPress installation, or you want to update your site to use a new theme this article might be helpful for you.

The first thing to do is to login to your WordPress admin. After you’re logged in, go to your Themes page via Appearance > Themes and you’ll be taken to a page as shown in the image below.

Click on Add New and you’ll be taken to the WordPress theme installation page where you can choose to upload a WordPress theme or choose an existing one from the WordPress repository. In this article, we’ll choose to upload your WordPress theme; click on Upload Theme.

An upload form will appear and you can choose your WordPress theme file. Select your WordPress theme and click on Install Now.

Installation will begin and you can see the installation status messages. If nothing goes wrong and your theme is successfully installed, you’ll see something like in the image below. Click on Activate and your WordPress theme installation is complete. Congratulations!

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