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How To Install a WordPress Theme

METHOD 1 – USING THE WORDPRESS THEMES SEARCH

This is probably the easiest and least complicated method to install a WordPress theme.

1. Log in to your WordPress as admin – yourwebsiteurl.com/wp-admin

2. On the left sidebar scroll down to Appearance > Themes

3. Here you’ll see the theme that is currently set up and other themes that you’ve installed

4. If you want to install a different one, click Add New > and search for the theme

5. Hover over and click Install then Activate to change your current theme

6. DONE 😉

METHOD 2 – UPLOADING THE WORDPRESS THEME

The second method is for those who want to install a WordPress theme which is not available in the WordPress themes directory, so it has been downloaded from a third-party website.

1. Log in to your WordPress as admin – yourwebsiteurl.com/wp-admin

2. On the left sidebar scroll down to Appearance > Themes

3. Here you’ll see the theme that is currently set up and other themes that you’ve installed

4. If you want to install a different one, click Add New > Upload Theme

How to install a WordPress theme – uploading the WordPress theme from zip file – 1 – MintSwift
5. Choose a zip file with the theme files from your computer > Install

6. Then Activate to change your current theme

7. DONE 😉

METHOD 3 – MANUALLY INSTALLING VIA FTP

The third method is the most advanced one and it requires technical knowledge. If you don’t feel like it, hire a WordPress developer or designer to do it for you.

I don’t recommend editing your files via FTP if you’re not familiar with it.

1. Connect to your WordPress website via FileZilla using your FTP credentials

2. If you’re hosted on SiteGround* find a folder called public_html

3. Find wp-content and double click > Themes

4. This is where all your WordPress themes are stored

5. On your computer extract the zip file on your chosen WordPress theme

6. Now from your computer, drag and drop this folder to your Themes folder on the right

7. On the bottom left, you can see Queued files. Once the transfer is done, go back to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes and install and activate the theme from there

8. DONE 😉