How to install WordPress theme

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How to install WordPress theme

How to install WordPress theme

A WordPress theme is a group of files that work together to produce a graphical user interface for your website. WordPress theme is used for how your website looks and function. Themes include customized template files, image files (*.jpg, *.png, *.gif), javascript files (*.js), style sheets (*.css), custom pages and also code files (*.php).


Installation of WordPress theme

First, you need a login to your WordPress admin dashboard. Then after click on Appearance -> Themes

Install WordPress theme


Go to the themes page and then click on Add New button.

add new wordpress theme


Then you will be able to select different types of themes and also you can filter with featured themes, popular themes, latest themes, and favorites themes.

After theme selection, you need to click on Install button for install theme. or you can upload theme zip file that you have downloaded previously and then click on Install Now button.

install WordPress theme


After successfully installed theme then you need to activate your theme by click on Activate button. Then after your theme is ready for use.

Theme having additional setting options that you may configure from your theme customizer or from custom theme options panel.Activate WordPress theme


Installation of WordPress theme using FTP

  • First, you need to Connect to your host using FTP client (ex. FileZilla).
  • Then after you would need to go to the path (/wp-content/themes/).  Once you are there, simply upload your theme’s folder there and remember you must unzip the folders before you upload a theme using FTP.
  • After uploaded the theme, you need to go to your admin dashboard and then click on Appearance > Themes.
  • Finally, click on the Activate button on top of that theme then after your theme is activated successfully.


Update a WordPress theme

From your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance -> Themes then you are able to see that list of themes available and You would see that Update Now button on your top of theme box and it give’s notification like New version available of a theme.

update WordPress theme

After that, your theme will be updated to latest version.


Delete a WordPress theme

First, you need you need to go on Theme Details when you hover on your theme box.

WordPress Theme details


Then after click on delete button on your theme details page. After that, your theme will be deleted successfully.

Delete WordPress Theme


Here you can see the video for WordPress theme Installation

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