How to Install a WordPress Theme

Are you new to WordPress? When creating a WordPress website, the first thing you will need is a theme.

What is a Theme?

A theme is one of the essential parts of any WordPress powered website. It involves layout and stylistic aspects, as well as establishing the overall tone for the site. There are thousands of free and premium WordPress themes.

This blog will show you how to install a free and paid theme.

Video Tutorial: How to Install a WordPress Theme

This video tutorial walks you through all the steps below in this article.

Installing Themes

How to Upload a Premium Theme 

If you’ve purchased a premium theme, the theme provider will likely provide you with a zip file you can download from their website and upload to your WordPress website.

To upload your paid theme to your dashboard, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Navigate to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New.

Image of Add New Theme

Step 2: Click on Upload Theme > Choose your downloaded zip file and click on Install > And then Activate.

Install Theme

How to Upload a Free Theme

Here’s how to install a free theme from your WordPress dashboard.

Step 1: Navigate to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New.

Now In the search box, type your favorite theme.

Search for theme

Step 2: Click on Install >and then Activate.

You can Install any free or paid theme following these steps.

Congratulations, Now your theme is successfully installed. You are ready for your next step.

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