Today’s post is going to show you how to install themes to WordPress.
What is a theme?
A theme is a collection of files and code that you can use to build your website without using any code.
You can buy WordPress themes very inexpensively from marketplaces like Themeforest.
To save you the hassle, here are the themes we’d recommend:
How to upload themes to WordPress
You first need to understand how to upload themes to WordPress, because you need to upload a theme before you install it.
Uploading themes to WordPress is actually quite straight forward.
First of all, you need to make sure you download the installable WordPress theme file.
Make sure it’s the installable file, not the entire theme zip file.
Log into WordPress
Once you’ve got the installable WordPress file, you need to log in to install themes to WordPress.
If you’ve forgotten, or not done this before, check out this video below where I show you how to login to WordPress.
To quickly summarise you need to:
- Navigate to your URL
- Add wp-admin to the end
- Input your WordPress login credentials
Go to Themes
There’s a Themes section in every WordPress dashboard.
You can access it from the side menu by hovering over Appearance > Themes.
Upload your theme to WordPress
Now it’s time to upload your theme to WordPress.
To upload themes to WordPress, follow these simple steps:
- Click on ‘Add New’
- Click ‘Upload Theme’
- Find the installable WordPress file you downloaded earlier from Themeforest (usually found in downloads)
How to install themes to WordPress
Next step is to install your WordPress Theme.
If you can see your theme has successfully uploaded (like you can in the image below) then click on install now.
If you have followed the instructions correctly, you should see an installation successful message like the one displayed below.
You then need to click ‘Activate’.
This will activate your theme and take you to a screen like this.
Congratulations. You know now how to install themes to WordPress.
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