How to Install Themes in Your WordPress Blog/Website

WordPress has become very much popular in the last decade due to the fact that it has much more custom themes and WordPress templates. Along with the custom WordPress themes and professional WordPress templates, the availability of large number of plugins give an advantage to their users. If you are new to WordPress then you can learn “How you can install themes in your WordPress blog or website“.

For installing custom themes in your WordPress blog or website you just need to follow these basic steps.

  1. Go to “Themes” tab section under Appearance tab in your WP admin.
  2. Choose a basic WordPress theme or the themes available in WordPress theme directory.
  3. OR Upload a custom WordPress theme that you already have downloaded.

Go to “Themes” tab section under Appearance tab in your WP admin

Just login to your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance > Themes as shown in the screenshot below.

Go-to-Themes-tab-section-under-Appearance-tab-in-your-WP-admin

Here you will see a set of WordPress themes that you already have installed in your WordPress website or blog. You can activate any of those or you can click on “Add New” as shown in the screenshot below.

Choose a WordPress basic theme or the themes available in WordPress theme directory

If you want to add a new theme and install it for your WordPress website or blog simply click on Add New and after clicking it you will have two options to install a WordPress theme: Installing a WordPress theme which available in WordPress directory for free or you can Upload a New theme that you already have downloaded from somewhere else.

Choose a WordPress basic theme or the themes available in WordPress theme directory

First of all we will tell you how you can install and activate a theme that is available for free in WordPress theme directory. As we have mentioned earlier WordPress is known for the availability of large number of professional themes as well as plugins to extend functionalities needed.

You can install any theme and preview it before activating the theme for you WordPress website or blog.

Choose a WordPress basic theme or the themes available in WordPress theme directory 1

You can check out the Popular, Latest and Favorite WordPress themes that are recommended by WordPress. You can also filter the themes by clicking the “Feature Filter” option right on the top with the gear icon. This feature allows you to filter WordPress themes according to Colors, Layout, Features and Subject.

Latest and Favorite WordPress themes filter

These filter will allow you to narrow down your search for your perfect WordPress theme that is clean and ready to use for your WordPress blog or website. So, that you can have an awesome experience in promoting your business online.

Upload a custom WordPress theme that you already have downloaded

Nowadays we have lots of custom WordPress themes or templates available i.e. other than WordPress directory. You can choose a theme suitable to your choice and business and install it in your WordPress website or blog. Uploading a custom theme is not that hard to install. You just need to choose a best theme for your blog or website and download the .zip file for that theme.

After downloading .zip of your theme you just need to upload that zip file as shown in the screenshot below (Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme). Browse the zip file from your local computer and select it for uploading.

Upload a custom WordPress theme that you already have downloaded - wpdeveloper

After successfully uploading simply Activate the theme or you can also check out the preview first if you want to.

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