How to install a WordPress Theme

You can use WordPress Themes to change the appearance of your blog. WordPress usually comes with a few Themes preinstalled. First, you need to find the Theme you want. Here is how to do it the simple way:

  1. Log into WordPress Dashboard (/wp-admin)
  2. Click on “Appearance” -> “Themes” on the lower left, then “Add new”
  3. You can just take a look at the most popular Themes or search by keywords. Or just look at Featured or currently Popular Themes.
  4. Install the chosen Theme by clicking on “Install” or just preview it by clicking on “Preview”.
  5. After the installation you can choose the “Live Preview” (take a look but don’t activate it yet) or “Activate” the new Theme straight away.

If you have already downloaded a Theme in .zip-Format (e.g. because it isn’t available for free), you can install it by uploading:

  1. Log into WordPress Dashboard (/wp-admin)
  2. Click on “Appearance” -> “Themes” on the lower left, then “Add new”
  3. On the top of the page, right next to “Add Themes”, click on “Upload Theme”.
  4. Chose the .zip-file from your local computer and upload/install it by clicking on “Install now”.
  5. After the installation you can choose the “Live Preview” (take a look but don’t activate it yet) or “Activate” the new Theme straight away.

If you need are searching for a professional/premium Themes, I would recommend checking out Themeforest. There are a lot of great themes on there, so I’m pretty sure you will find one that suits your needs.

Michael Stark
 

I'm Michael Stark, an IT professional and Blogger enthusiast. Made with ♥ in New York. Blogging since 2005... ten years and still going strong :)