Installing a Theme

There are two ways to install a WordPress theme – manually with an FTP client, or automatically through the upload feature in the WordPress dashboard. Below you will see both options.

Installing a Theme Through the WordPress Dashboard

Step 1 : Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearance → Themes. At the top of the page, click the tab “Install Themes.”

Step 2 : Just below the headline, you will see a link that says “Upload” – click that.

Step 3 : Click the browse button and find the theme .zip file from your local machine and then click the “Install Now” button.

Installing Theme With an FTP Client

Step 1 : Download the theme zip file to your local machine and unzip it.

Step 2 : Log onto your server through an FTP client, and find your site’s wp-content/themes directory. You will want to transfer the entire theme folder to that directory.

Step 3 : Log in to your WordPress dashboard, and go to Appearance → Themes. There you will see screenshots of the themes that are available for you to use. Click on the theme title (or theme screenshot) for the theme you wish to activate. A preview of the theme will be shown, and then you can click the Activate link in the top right of the preview window.

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