How to 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 function. Check out our WordPress themes gallery for many designs that you can choose from.
Step 1: Access install theme functionality in your WP admin
The first thing you need to do when you want to install a new WordPress theme is to login to your site admin page. Once there, go to Appearance > Themes.
Upload a theme you have already downloaded
If you have a theme that’s not listed in the WordPress.org directory, you can simply upload it from the Themes > Install Themes section in WordPress. To do this click on the Upload Theme button at the top of the page.
Now, click the Browse button, select the archive of your theme from your local computer and press the Install Now button.
In a few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract the theme archive for you. From here, you can select Live Preview to see how it’s going to alter your current content, or you can click on Activate to go ahead and set it up. I’m choosing to go with the latter.
From there, you should be able to continue working in WordPress as you were prior to installing this theme. This means you can continue adding posts, pages, categories, and so on.
Depending on the theme, you may also have the opportunity to update the header image, the background image, and so on. Note that this is dependent on the theme that was installed.
To know exactly what your theme offers, it’s important to consult the documentation.
As you can see, installing a WordPress theme is a relatively simple process, especially if you do it from within the WordPress application.