How to install a WordPress theme

WordPress is chosen by millions of webmasters to power their Blogging Platform.If you were one of those webmasters & are looking to make changes to your WordPress website then this Tutorial “How to install a WordPress theme” can help you in making a nice WordPress website.

At the first Instance Install or upgrade to latest version of WordPress.WordPress version at the time of writing this post is 3.5.

In this post we will discuss on How to install a WordPress theme & will see all the different ways of installing WordPress Themes.

You can also go through other tutorials related to WordPress which can help you get good understanding of WordPress.

How To Install A WordPress Theme

Steps for manual installation of WordPress theme

  • First of all, download WordPress theme from the WordPress repository or the link provided by your Premium Theme Provider.Basically WordPress theme will be bundled in a .zip file.
  • Now extract the .zip file you downloaded & see the list of steps outlined in the readme.txt document of the theme folder .You will find Licensing & other installation info in the read me file.
  • Upload the content’s of the extracted folder to the following path yourwebsitename.com/wp-content/themes/ using FTP client like FileZilla or some other of your Choice
  • Now, that you have the new theme uploaded on your site.You will see the theme listed under Appearance ->Themes.
  • The final step of WordPress Theme manual installation is to activate your theme from the admin panel of WordPress.Click on Activate & the WordPress theme will be set as the Deafult Theme.
  • Refresh your website HomePage to see the new theme in action.

Installing New WordPress Theme from  WordPress Repository

  1. Log into WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes.
  3. If you are going to install a Theme from the WordPress repository then search for desired theme using the search box based on color scheme, Column layout, features, width,or subject.
  4. Once you find the appropriate WordPress Theme Click Install Now to install the WordPress Theme.
  5. Once the theme is installed, you will see this activation page. Click the Activate button to apply new theme for your WordPress blog.
  6. If you want to see a preview of how your website looks with the new theme then click the preview button under the theme.
  7. Once you activate the New theme, navigate to your WordPress site Home Page & click Refresh button to see the new theme in action.

Installing New WordPress Theme Automatically

  1.  First of all, download WordPress theme from the WordPress repository or the link provided by your Premium Theme Provider.Basically WordPress theme will be bundled in a .zip file.
  2. Navigate to Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes.
  3. Click the Upload Button.
  4. Browse to the location on your computer, where you have stored/downloaded the theme(.zip) file.
  5. Click Install Now.
  6. Now on the Next screen you will see the options for Activate,Live preview,return to Theme Installer.
  7. Click on Activate Theme to set the Newly Installed WordPress theme as the default theme for your WordPress blog.
  8. Once you activate the Newly installed theme, navigate to your WordPress site Home Page & click Refresh button to see the newly installed WordPress theme in action.

We had presented you with all the options you have for installing new WordPress theme on your website, hope you got familiar with the installation instructions.

Do let us know if you have any issues Installing WordPress themes & we would be ready to help you people.