WordPress as we know , it is worlds most popular and secure CMS ( Content Management System ) , WordPress is used by many people around the globe , mainly because it is flexible and extendable using themes and plugins also there are many free and premium themes and plugins that can help you get the job done in a few clicks. Installing a theme or plugin in WordPress is so easy and can be done in a few clicks. This is a beginners guide and now let’s see How to Properly install a theme in WordPress .

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress ?

INSTALL FROM WORDPRESS REPOSITORY.

WordPress has its own repository with thousands of plugins and themes that you can search and install in just a click.

Follow the steps below to install a theme from WordPress repository :

  • Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Navigate to Appearance>Themes

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

  • Now you can see the themes that are installed by default, click add new.

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

  • Now you can see a list of many featured themes from WordPress repository
  • Now you can use the search bar to search for the theme you want to install
  • Once you found the theme  you want to install just click install button near to it you can click on preview if you wanna see how it looks on a live site.

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

INSTALL A THIRD PARTY  THEME.

Third party WordPress theme and plugins are now common , there many companies or freelancers offering premium WordPress plugins and theme .  WordPress allows users to upload custom plugins.

Follow the steps below to upload a custom or third party theme.

  • Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Navigate to Appearance>Themes

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

  • Now click on add new like before and then on top you will see a ‘Upload Theme’ button, click on it

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

  • Now an option to upload the theme’s .zip file, choose your theme’s .zip file and click on ‘Install Now’

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

  • On the next page there will be options to Live Preview your theme , Activate Theme and Return to Theme Installer option,  click on activate theme
How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

The theme on the photo is directly installed from WordPress repository !

  • That’s all now you have installed the theme and can be customized !

How to Properly install a theme in WordPress

This how you can install a theme properly on WordPress if you have any doubts please feel free to leave a comment below or use our forum.

Also, see our guide on installing a theme in WordPress

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