How To Install WordPress Theme – The Easy Way
Are you looking to install a WordPress theme?
There are thousands of WordPress themes available (both free and paid). As a beginner, you may want to try out a few of them on your site until you find the right one.
In this beginner’s guide, we’ll share detailed step by step instructions on how to install a WordPress theme. We’ll cover three different ways to install a WordPress theme, so you can choose the method that works best for you.
Before You Install a WordPress Theme
Installing a WordPress theme is easy but keep in mind that if you activate a new theme, then it will change how your website looks and functions.
Install a Theme using WordPress Admin Theme Search
If you’re looking to install a free WordPress theme from the WordPress.org themes directory, then the easiest way is by using the built-in theme search functionality.
The first thing you need to do is log in to your WordPress admin area. Next, go to the Appearance » Themes page and click on the Add New button.
On the next screen, you will have the ability to select from: Featured WordPress themes, Popular WordPress themes, Latest WordPress themes, search for a specific theme, or search for themes with specific features.
Based on your search, you will see a list of themes that met your criteria. In our case, we searched for the popular Astra theme.
When you see the theme that you want to install, simply bring your mouse on top of the image. This will reveal the install button, preview button, and details button.
Go ahead and click on the install button.
Your theme should be installed now. You can choose to activate it if you need to use it immediately.
For example, your theme may ask you to install some recommended plugins to boost functionality as shown in the image below:-
How To Install a Theme
On Wp-admin dashboard
- Go to appearance > themes > add new > upload then select the theme and upload.
- Go to file manager > click on wp-content > Themes > upload the zip file and extract it there
- Go back to you wp dashboard now check your installed themes, the theme should be there now
Via File manager plugin on wp-admin dashboard
- Go to Plugins
- Add new, then search for file manager
- Install the one by mndpsingh287, then activate
- You can now access the file manager trough your wp dashboard.
- Go to wp-content > Themes > upload the zip file there and extract
This should be able to guide you through the upload.