How to install a WordPress Theme ?

This article will help you installing a WordPress Theme on your website.

Install WordPress Theme

To install WordPress theme in your free wordpress.com account or on your own domains, please follow the simple steps below:

Install WordPress Theme On Free Accounts

If you have a free WordPress account, and want to install default themes provided by wordpress in your account, then follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your WordPress account, and goto Dashboard.

  2. Select Appearance -> Theme in the left navigation.

  3. You will find plenty of themes over there, or you can also search for different themes of your interest by choosing the search box in Browse Themes.

  4. After you find your desired theme which matches your interest, click on Activate link right below that theme, and you’re done.

  5. Now refresh your WordPress blog, and you will find your newly installed theme in your WordPress.

Please note that you cannot install the themes which are not provided as default themes in the wordpress itself. For making your own themes, or installing other themes you have downloaded from other websites, usually in a zip format, you have to have your own domain, where you can install wordpress API and then will have options to install themes, plugins etc. on your own domains for wordpress.

Install WordPress Theme On Your Domains

If you have your own domain and you are hosting your own website with WordPress API, and want to install themes in your account, then follow the steps below:

  1. Select the WordPress theme you have downloaded, and if it is in zip format, then extract them in a separate folder.

  2. Upload all the extracted files, along with the folder in your website, through FTP, or whatever the way you upload your files into WordPress.

  3. Remember, you have to put your files in the themes folder, example if your site is www.xyz.com, then probably your themes folder should be:

    ftp.xyz.com/wwwroot/wp-content/themes/
    or
    ftp.xyz.com/wp-content/themes/

    Upload your extracted folder in the Themes folder.

  4. Login to your account of WordPress, and goto Dashboard.

  5. Select Appearance -> Theme in the left navigation.

  6. You will find your theme over there, with the other default themes installed.

  7. Click on Activate link right below that theme

  8. Now refresh your domain, and you will find your newly installed theme in your WordPress.

Install WordPress On Your Domains

To install WordPress on your own domains or on local computer, check out the following post, where you can install and manage WordPress API at:
Install WordPress On Your Domains

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