The 3 ways beginners guide to Install WordPress theme for your website

How to Install WordPress theme/template ?

As we all know that wordpress is the most popular and widely used CMS (Content Management System). In WordPress based website, theme defines the looks of your website and is also call the template of your website. It is the pre-customized design of the websites on which you can manage your content and looks. What you have to do, you just need to install wordpress theme which define your website content and niche. As it is the pre-designed format of the website so you don’t have to write the full code line to create the looks for your website. If in case, you want to change the design and looks then you can upload the new theme anytime. In that case the content remains the same but the design and the looks of your website changes.

The best part of using the WordPress is you can also upload the theme from downloading it from some other websites and you don’t have to pay even a single penny. If that is a premium wordpress themes then there is some cost associate else it will be a free wordpress theme. And you can upload as many themes you want into your WordPress until you find that particular theme that defines your website. But you can activate only one theme/template at a time or else you can use a child theme along with the original theme to add more features.

There are three different method/ways of installing the best wordpress theme to your website. But before we start this tutorial, you must login into your wordpress account and after login into your account follow these three different methods to install wordpress theme.

Steps to install wordpress themes are :

One of the method to install the wordpress templates/theme is directly from the WordPress and other method is to upload the theme after downloading it from some other website. And the third method is for advance learners, which include Uploading wordpress theme using FTP account

Method 1 :- Install WordPress theme directly.

Step 1 : Go to Appearance

After login into the WordPress go to “Appearance” in the left side and then click “Themes”.

Add new wordpress theme

After that click “Add New”.

Step 2 : Installing a particular theme

Then select the particular theme which you want for your website. After selecting the theme click “Install”.

Install wordpress Theme

Step 3 : Activating Theme

And when the installation is done then select “Activate the theme” to apply on your website.

Activate wordpress theme

Method 2 :- Install WordPress theme after Downloading it from some other website and upload it into the WordPress.

The steps in this method are almost same but there is a slight change.

Step 1 : Go to Appearance

After login into the WordPress, go to “Appearance” in the left side and then click “Themes”.

Add new wordpress theme

After that click “Add New”.

Step 2 : Browse and Upload  wordpress Theme

When you click on “Add New” then at the top you will see a option which says “Upload Theme”. Then click “Upload Theme”.

Upload wordpress theme

Step 3 : Uploading WordPress Theme

After clicking “upload theme” chose the file (Theme which you downloaded from the other website) and then click “Install“. The uploaded file must be in zip format.

Browse the wordpress theme

Step 4 : Activating Theme

After the installation is completed then click on “Activate the theme”.

Activate wordpress theme

And finally you are ready with the new WordPress pre-customized theme. And if you want to change some of the features then you can customized the theme by going to the customized option of that particular theme/template.

Method 3 : Installing wordpress theme using FTP

If you’re feeling exciting and want take it to the next level, then you can learn about installing WordPress themes using FTP. Remember, this is not for true beginners because it is a little bit more advanced.

The first thing require is that you must know how to use FTP. Now that you know how to use your FTP program. The steps are as follow :

  1. Connect to your host using FTP.
  2. You would need to go to the path (/wp-content/themes/).
  3. Once you’re there, simply upload your theme’s folder there. (Remember you must unzip the folders before you upload a theme using FTP.)
  4. Once you have uploaded the theme, you would need to go to your admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.
  5. You should see the theme that you uploaded is listed there.
  6. Bring your mouse on top of that theme and click on the activate button.

We hope this step by step guide helped you install a WordPress theme on your site. This article was created using the screenshots of WordPress account of Since WordPress is constantly evolving, we will try our best to keep this guide up to date. If you notice that there is something missing, then feel free to let us know.

Now the next step is to install the necessary plugins required for your website. Please follow the link  by “Clicking here to know how to install the plugins for your website.

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