This tutorial is about how to install theme on WordPress site.
WordPress is one of the most widely use Content Management System that powers over 38% of websites in the world.
WordPress is easy to use and highly customizable. You can use the platform to create any kind of website ranging from e-commerce website to company website to blogs.
In this tutorial, I will guide you on how to install a theme on WordPress. You can install theme on WordPress using 2 methods – Automatic or Manual method.
AUTOMATIC METHOD OF INSTALLING WORDPRESS THEME
In the automatic method, the theme is already in wordpress.org theme repository. On your wordpress dashboard, go to appearance and click on theme.
Click on add new.
Search the name of the theme you want to install via the search box on the theme installation page. Click install on the theme you want to install and wait for the installation to finish.
Proceed to activate the theme on to your website by clicking the activate button or go to themes sections on your dashboard and activate the theme.
You have now successfully activated your theme. You can edit the theme to your taste by visiting the theme customizer’s panel via appearance >customize option.
MANUAL METHOD OF INSTALLING WORDPRESS THEME
There is a method on how to install theme on WordPress manually.
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This method involves downloading the theme’s files archive in zip and then uploading it to your website. You can get a theme from WordPress themes repository or from sites offering paid pro themes for WordPress. The truth is most free themes are restricted in terms of customization. The pro version of themes is very flexible in terms of customization and features. So if you are purchasing a paid theme online, you will have to manually upload the theme file in .zip file format to your wordpress site. You can upload the zip file of the theme use your sFTP (File Transfer Protocol) securely. I will make a tutorial on how to do that later. Then activate the theme on the themes section on your dashboard.
For the sake of this tutorial, I will show you how to manually install a WordPress theme you’ve downloaded in zip format.
Go to WordPress Dashboard and click on themes. Click on add new.
Click on Upload Theme
You will see where to upload the theme in zip format. Click choose file and then navigate to where your saved the zip theme file to in your pc or smartphone. Click on the zip to import it to the installer. Click install now to install the theme. Duration of installation is dependent on how big the theme file is and also the power of your web hosting.
Activate the theme after a successful installation by clicking on activate. You have successfully installed and activated your theme manually.
With the aforementioned procedures, you won’t find it difficult to install a theme on your wordpress website. If you have any difficulty or questions regarding this tutorial, don’t hesitate to use the comment box.