How to Install a WordPress Theme
In this tutorial, we will show you how to find and install a WordPress Theme from within the Admin Dashboard. There are thousands of Themes available there to customize the look and feel of your WordPress site.
Installing a WordPress Theme
- Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
- Click Appearance, then click Themes.
- Click the Add New Theme button.
- You will then see the "Featured" Themes displayed. Roll your mouse over the Theme and click Preview to test it out:
You can search for additional Themes in the available box:
Click the links on top to view "Popular," "Latest," or "Favorite" Themes:
Also, clicking the Feature Filter allows you to view Themes by Colors, Layout, Features, or Subject:
- When you find the Theme you want to use; roll your mouse over it, and click the Install button.
- Once you see the "Successfully installed" message, click the Activate button to use the Theme.
Congratulations, now you know how to install a WordPress Theme from the Admin Dashboard! In the next tutorial, we will show you how to install a WordPress Theme from the Internet.
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2017-08-15 11:38 am
Hi- I'm a first timer!
checking into wp themes. Question: Can you change a theme as many times as you want?
2017-01-28 5:08 pm
I have purchased a theme from wpzoom and downloaded it onto my computer. How do I upload that theme.
2017-01-30 3:54 pm
On the Add Themes page there is an 'Upload theme' button at the top. Click that to upload your theme.
2016-07-26 11:40 pm
Thanks for that vid!
I'm a complete Noob! And, I'm signing on with a Pro-Pack. I got the Premium Package from Themefuse.com and was wondering.
Instructions to install one of their multi-sites within a site theme could be found here:
But at the bottom of the instruction it says "Our themes work only for self-hosted WP.org users since the WP.com doesn't work with premium themes."
Will that make a difference in how I install on your hosting? Is there any heads up that I should know before I go ahead and attempt anything.
This is literally my first time! Kind a fun though. Any advice or directions would be greatly appreciated!
2016-07-27 7:26 am
Wp.org only works with hosting such as ours. Wp.com users host with wp.com so you should be fine to follow the instructions. Let us know if you run into any issues and we'll gladly help you out.