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How to install a new WordPress theme


It is obvious how important it is to find the right WordPress theme for Your website to choose. Since the visual appearance has a great impact on your visitors and online recognition, you should invest time and effort to find a theme that best suits your business needs.

WordPress, the most popular blogging platform, has its advantages. One of them is undoubtedly the large number of available themes.

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The hard part that you have to do on your own is choosing the theme. Installing and configuring the theme is a simple process that we will guide you through step by step.

We start with the installation of your new WordPress theme

Before we get into the actual process, there are a few details we'd like to point out. First, there are a few general methods to Installing new themes in WordPress, based on the source from which they are obtained. The official WordPress theme directory supports thousands of themes, but in some cases the WordPress theme can be obtained from a third-party provider such as. Envato/Themeforest be purchased. For your convenience, we'll review each method in this tutorial so you're covered either way.

Also note that it is highly recommended to use the Activate maintenance mode and a Create backup copy, if you change the design of a live website. This would greatly change the overall look and functionality of your website, and you might want to check it before going back online. Also make sure that WordPress is running on the newest version runs.

Now that we have covered everything, we come directly to the Installing a new WordPress theme.

First you need to log in to your WordPress admin dashboard register. You can do this by entering your domain followed by "/wp-admin", for example, "yourdomain.com/wp-admin", where "yourdomain.com" stands for your domain name.

After logging in, navigate to Appearance > Themes via the menu bar on the left.

Go to the WordPress themes section.

You will then be taken to the Designs section where you will find a list of your installed themes. You may already be familiar with the interface if you've already worked with your WordPress themes. If not, don't worry about it. It's pretty intuitive and you shouldn't have any problems finding your way around.

The first step in installing a new theme, regardless of its source, is to click on the button "Add New" at the top of the page.

Add a new WordPress theme

You will then be redirected to a new page where you can start the installation.

Install themes from the WordPress directory

With WordPress you can use any design that is available in the official WordPress design directory is available, install it directly from your admin dashboard. This is very convenient and simplifies the process...

As you can see, you can browse themes by different categories and also search directly for a specific keyword.

Once you have selected the desired Topic you just need to move the mouse over it and click the "Install" button.

Install the theme from the WordPress directory

The Theme installation process should not take more than a few moments. Once it is installed, you will need to click the "Activate" button. Please note that this action will replace your current theme. If you don't want to do this yet, you can always proceed with the design activation in the future.

It's that simple, you have managed to create a new design on your WordPress based website to install.

Upload a theme yourself

As mentioned earlier, the design files are provided to you if you have purchased the design from another source.

In this case, you must first upload the required archive file before you can proceed with the theme installation.

To do this, click on the button "Upload Design" at the top of the page.

Upload the WordPress theme archive file

A new window appears in which you can click on the Select file button button to select the design archive file and upload it from your local computer.

Once the archive file is successfully uploaded, the file name will be displayed and you will need to click on the Install Now Button click. This will start the installation of the theme, which will be successfully completed within a few moments.

After successfully installing the theme, a new screen will appear with three options. To activate your new theme, of course, you need to click on the middle one Click "Activate" button.

At this point your theme should have been successfully installed and activated.

Please note that for most fee-based themes, additional steps are required to register the theme itself. Since the process may vary from theme to theme, we cannot give you instructions here. However, if you encounter any difficulties, you can always contact our technical support team.

As you can see, installing a WordPress theme is quite simple. We hope that you found it easy. However, if you have any problems with the installation, you can always contact our Support who will be happy to perform the installation for you.

Silvio Mazenauer

Silvio Mazenauer

For more than 20 years, I've been helping our customers get up to speed with web hosting, domains, websites or cPanel. And I'm here to help you too.

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