Installing a WordPress theme is easy. There are 3 ways of installing WordPress themes. We will cover all 3 of them in this post, so lets begin.

Theme Search:

  1.  Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > ThemesAdd New.
  3. Type the name of plugin in search bar and click Install.
  4. Click Activate after the theme has been installed.

Note: This way you can only install free themes from WordPress Theme Directory.

Theme Upload:

  1.  Login to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > ThemesAdd New and click Upload Theme.
  3. Choose your theme.zip file from your pc and click Install Now.
  4. Click Activate once the theme is installed.

Note: Using this method you can can also install premium themes that are not available at WordPress Themes Directory.

Theme FTP Upload:

  1. Extract the theme from zip.
  2. Upload it via FTP to wp-content > themes folder. You can check out our post on how to upload files via FTP.

Note: Using FTP upload you can can also install premium themes that are not available at WordPress Themes Directory.

Muhammad Zohaib

Hello, I am a Web Developer who loves building, editing and extending WordPress themes and plugins ;-)

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