How to Install Themes in WordPress

In the default WordPress installation, there are a couple of themes you can choose from. You can find the themes in your WordPress administration area > Appearance > Themes.

You can change the theme simply by clicking on the desired theme and then Activate <theme name>.

How to install a WordPress Theme?

If you would like to use a different WordPress theme for your blog web site, first of all you will have to download it to your local machine. You can visit our Templates gallery and choose a theme:

Once you have the new WordPress theme on your local hard drive, you have to upload it under the ‘wp-content/themes’ directory of your website. You have two options to do that:

  • You can upload the .zip file of the theme in the ‘wp-content/themes’ directory via the File Manager and extract it online, or
  • Extract the file in your computer and then to upload the content in the desired folder via FTP.

Now, that you have the new theme uploaded on your site in the right folder, you can see it in your WP admin panel and select it as a default theme for your site.