How to install WordPress theme

Are you planning to start your own blog in Wordpress? Are you thinking on how to install WordPress theme? Before you install a new theme on your website, you must remember that with the new theme your website will change its looks as well as its functionality. So before you change your theme, please try to make sure that your website is in maintenance mood so that the customers does not end up in a broken page. Make sure that the theme you are installing is properly compatible with all major browsers, let your customers and users know before you start changing and back up your files. 

Installing a theme in WordPress is very straight forward, and you can choose from hundreds of free WordPress themes, or you can use the paid themes as well. This article will show you step by step process of how to install WordPress theme. First, we will be discussing the installation of free themes from WordPress. 

Step 1: Search for the theme


To search for the theme, you have to log in first and go to your admin area. Now go the Appearance tab and select Themes tab. 

After coming to this page, select ADD New. After that, you will see that you are able to search themes according to your needs. You have search preferences like color, features, layout, etc. Choose wisely according to your preference, and you will see many themes appears as search results.



Step 2: Install 


Once you see your desired theme just go on top of the image, and you will see that an install option will come up. Select install. After some time you will see that a success message has appeared with an activation link. Click on the Activate option, and this will confirm the installation of the theme on the website. To make sure just go to your website and check if the theme is being uploaded properly.
Now, we will discuss how to install a paid theme.

Step 1: Search, buy and download


If you want a theme which is not free on WordPress official site, then search for a paid theme from the marketplace or a third party commercial theme provider. Once you get your desired theme, buy the theme, and this will download the theme in a zip file. 

Step 2: Upload theme


In this step go to the first login and go to your admin area. Now go the Appearance tab and select Themes tab. After coming to this page select ADD New. Now on the new screen, you will see a button called Upload theme. Click on that button, and this will ask you to browse your theme. Browse the theme from your computer which you just have downloaded. 

Step 3: Install


Once you find your theme, it will ask you to install, and you will see an Install now button. Click on that, and it will start installing the theme. After some time, you will see that a success message has appeared with an activation link. Click on the Activate option, and this will confirm the installation of the theme on the website. To make sure, just go to your website and check if the theme is being uploaded properly.

If you follow these simple steps, then you will be able to install WordPress theme very easily. 




SOURAV PAUL

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