If you find a theme via the internet you can easily install it using your WordPress dashboard. You will need to download the theme to your local computer and then proceed to upload it.

Installing a Theme Manually in WordPress

Download the theme from the internet. Typically, it will be a compressed file either in .zip or tar.gz format. Once you have downloaded the compressed file , log into your WordPress dashboard. Once logged into your Dashboard, click on "Appearance" which will bring you to the "Themes" page.upload1

Click on "Install Themes", them proceed to click "Upload"

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Click on the "Browse" button and find the file you saved on your computer. Once you have located the zip file, click "Open" and then "Install Now"

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Your new theme may take a few minutes to upload. Once the upload process is complete you will see the following screen. You can now preview how the theme will appear on your website.

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Click "Preview" to preview how your website will look with the new theme.

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Once you determine if you like how your website look, click "Activate" under the theme and this will enable the theme to publish to your website.

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Your website it now using your new theme! You can now visit your website in the browser and make sure the theme displays properly.

Please check the next article on Changing your WordPress Theme. If you missed our previous article, please see the Finding a new theme online tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Installing a Theme.

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