install wordpress theme

How to install WordPress theme : A step by step guide [screen shot]

Installation of the theme is very basic things for WordPress user and any one can do.

But this post I have specially written for guys who are very new to the WordPress content management system.

There are tons of premium and free themes available for WordPress and you surely want to try few of them until you get best one as per your need.

Practical guide of how to install WordPress theme

There is 2 way of installation WordPress theme.

  1. Install by search theme from WordPress Dashboard
  2. Install by uploading theme from WordPress Dashboard

We will discuss here both way step by step.

Install by search theme from WordPress admin

Here You just need to search your required type of theme and you will get free themes from

Step 1

Firstly Select appearance from the left side menu and click on theme link under appearance as below.

Select theme in how to install wordpress theme

Step 2

In themes page, you can see few default themes of WordPress, so you can choose from default theme by just clicking on the Active button associated with all theme.theme activate

If you don’t want to use default theme then you can choose from WordPress free theme storage by clicking on add new theme as below screen.Add new theme

Or click on Add new link on the top of the screen to add a new theme.

Step 3:-Here you can search best wordpress theme as per requirement .You can see theme on basis of feature, popular and latest . You can also apply feature filter to select appropriate theme for your website on basis on colour , layout , feature and subject .

search wordpress theme

Step 4:-Now click on install button to get installation of particular theme as below.

install new theme

Step 5:-Once theme get installed then check how it look like by clicking on link Live Preview . If you like theme for your niche blog then Active theme by clicking on link Activate so user can also feel test of your choice.

wordpress activate theme

Once you click on activate link then user will see your website as per activated theme .

Install by uploading theme from wordpress admin

All premium themes and themes which are not belongs to need to be upload .So in order to upload theme you need to follow above steps till 2nd then  follow below steps.

Step 1:-Click on upload theme link at top of wordpress dashboard screen as below .

upload wordpress theme

Step 2:- Now download theme from any website which you find suitable for your niche theme.

Note:- Theme must be download in Zip format.

Step 3:-Then click on Choose file . Once you choose any theme file then install by clicking on install now button. upload new theme

Once theme get installed then you can activate theme so user can see beauty of your website.

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Pankaj Kamariya

An IT engineer by profession and blogger by passion. Very keen to explore new things online and Help people by sharing many legitimate ways of making money online.

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