How to Install a WordPress Theme


Congratulations on setting up your WordPress website! Now you are ready for a WordPress theme.

If you haven’t set up your site yet, first go here for instructions on how to start your website!

If your site is already set up, then keep reading to install your WordPress theme! A WordPress theme is a customized website layout that allows you to hit the ground running. Rather than have to build the website by yourself, themes give you a design and allow you to simply fill in the text and images as you go.


Go to Appearance –> Themes


First, go to your WordPress dashboard by going to “http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin” and logging in. Next, hover over Appearance and click on Themes:



Click “Add New”


Click the “Add New”button at the top of the page and this will bring you to the themes page. You will see Featured, Popular, Latest and Favorite Themes.

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Choose Your Theme


Once you find a theme you like, hover over it and click “Install.” Note that before you choose your theme, you can hover over any theme you’d like and click “Details & Preview” to learn more about the theme.

Note that if you have purchased a premium theme, you can scroll to the top of the page and click “Upload Theme.”



Activate Your Theme


The last step is to click the Activate link after you have installed your theme.

Congratulations! If you want to see what your site looks like, you can always click your website’s name in the top left corner of your WordPress dashboard.

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