Single Property : Installing Themes

Method 1 : Installing Themes with the Uploader

To install themes with the WordPress theme uploader:

  • Download the theme.zip from theme forest
    • Note:some browsers (e.g. Safari) automatically extract zip files. Right click on the download link and select “Save Linked File As”, which will allow you to download it as a zip file.
  • Login to WP Admin
  • Go to Appearance > Themes
  • Click on the “Add New” button, then click on the “Upload Theme” button
  • Upload the theme.zip file (Note:it is the theme.zip, not the theme-psd.zip that you just downloaded from theme forest )
  • Activate the theme

Method 2 : Installing Themes with FTP

If the WordPress theme uploader fails, you may install the theme with a FTP software. To install themes via FTP, you need to have a FTP software. If you don’t know how to use a FTP software, follow the tutorial on FTP. Here are the basic steps on uploading themes to your server:

  • First, extract the theme zip (Note:it is the theme.zip) on your local computer
  • Connect to your server via FTP
  • Go the the WordPress root folder on your server, then go to “wp-content > themes” folder
  • Upload the theme folder that you extracted from the zip onto the “themes” folder
  • Then login to WordPress admin, go the Appearance > Themes
  • You should see all the uploaded themes. Click on the “Activate” link to activate the theme (see screenshot below)

 

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