How to install WordPress theme

There are two ways how to install WordPress theme on your website:

  • Install theme from official WordPress theme repository;
  • Install theme via upload of a zip file.

Install theme from official WordPress theme repository

To install a theme that has been added to official WordPress theme repository you will need to perform following steps:

  1. Login into your WordPress Admin Dashboard (http://yoursite.com/wp-admin)
    Login into your WordPress website
  2. Navigate to Appearance – Themes
  3. Click Add Themes
    List of installed WordPress themes
  4. Search for the theme from the repository
    Search for WordPress Theme in WP Dashboard
  5. Click Install button that will appear upon hovering theme item
    Click install button to install WordPress theme
  6. After the installation process is complete, click Activate to set the new theme as active theme
    Activate WordPress theme that has been installed

Install theme via upload of a zip file

If you have chosen theme outside official theme repository or received a zip file you will need to perform following steps:

  1. Have a zip file of your theme stored locally
  2. Login into your WordPress Admin Dashboard (http://yoursite.com/wp-admin)
    Login into your WordPress website
  3. Navigate to Appearance – Themes
  4. Click Add Themes
    List of installed WordPress themes
  5. Click Upload Theme
  6. Select zip that contains your theme files
    Select theme zip file to be uploaded
  7. After the installation process is complete, click Activate to set the new theme as active theme
    Activate uploaded and installed WordPress theme