Want to install a WordPress theme on your website but don’t know how to do it?
By installing a theme that matches your niche, you can quickly give your site a fully professional appearance without coding a single line. All you need to do is tweak your settings a bit and you’re good to go.
In this article, we’ll show you three different ways you can install a WordPress theme.
- How to Install a WordPress Theme From WordPress.org
- How to Install a WordPress Theme From a Third-Party Site
- How to Upload and Install a WordPress Theme via FTP
All the 3 methods will give you the same result. You can use the method that you think is best for you.
Method 1: How to Install a WordPress Theme from WordPress.org
Installing a theme from WordPress.org is easy and can be done right from your dashboard. So get started by logging into your WordPress dashboard. Now go to Appearance » Themes.
Now click on Add New. You’ll see several themes being displayed on your screen. If you’re new to WordPress you may not know which theme can be the best for your site. In that case, you can use the Popular tab to check out for quality themes.
To check out the latest released themes, click on the Latest tab. If you already know which theme you want, just use the search field to type in the theme’s name.
Your theme will now appear on your screen. Click on the Install button. You can preview the theme by clicking on the Preview button next to the Install button.
The plugin will now be installed on your site. You can click on the Activate button for it to start working.
Method 2: How to Install a WordPress Theme From Third Party Sites
If you want to install a theme from a third-party website, then you’ll have to download it first on your computer and then upload it on your website.
Once you’ve downloaded the theme, go to your dashboard and click on Appearance » Themes » Add New.
Now click on the Upload Theme button and then click on Choose File. Select the zipped folder that you’ve just downloaded.
Once the folder is uploaded on your website, you’ll see an Install Now button. Click on it. You can then hit the Activate button for the theme to start working.
It is common for the zip files of premium themes and plugins to contain additional folders such as documentation and original Photoshop files.
Method 3: How to Install a WordPress Theme via FTP
At times, you might want to upload a WordPress theme via FTP.
To install a WordPress theme via FTP, you’ll first have to start by downloading the theme that you want to use. If you’re not sure which theme you want to use, you can check out our list of top WordPress themes in the market.
To make this method easier for you to understand, we’ll use the Divi theme. So go to the Divi official website, download the theme and save the .zip file to your computer. Extract the Divi folder that you’ve just downloaded.
Once connected, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ directory. Here you’ll see all the themes that are installed on your website.
Select your unzipped theme folder from your computer and then upload it to your website. Once you have uploaded the theme, go to your admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.
You should now see the theme that you’ve just uploaded in there. Simply hover over the theme and click on the Activate button.
That’s it! We hope this guide helps you install a WordPress theme with ease. You might also want to check out our top recommendations on WordPress themes.