Managing Themes with InMotion Central

Learn How to Manage Themes With InMotion Central

InMotion Central makes it easy to manage many aspects of your WordPress sites including themes. This can save you time since many tasks can be accomplished right from InMotion central without navigating to the actual WordPress dashboard. This guide will show you how to manage themes with InMotion Central.

Installing a Theme

We’ll now go over how to install a new theme with InMotion Central. Keep in mind that if you want to replace/disable an existing theme, you can simply install a new one.

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Roll your mouse over the project you want to install a theme in and click The Bridge button.
    Accessing The Bridge
  3. You may then have to click the Environment link and select the playground environment you want to install the theme on.
    Selecting Project Environment
  4. Click Plugins & Themes in the navigation menu then the Themes option.
    Accessing the Themes With InMotion Central

    You will then see your Active, Recommended, and Inactive themes listed.
    Viewing Your Themes With InMotion Central

  5. Click the Add New Themes tab.
    Adding a New Theme to WordPress With InMotion Central
  6. You can then search for your new theme or roll your mouse over them and click the More info button to visit their official page at wordpress.org.
    Searching for Themes or Viewing More Information
  7. When you locate the theme you want to install click the Activate button. It will immediately install and activate the theme. You are finished when you see a message stating that it was “Installed Successfully!”
    Activating a New Theme

Updating a Theme

If there’s a newer version of a theme available WordPress Central will notify you and help you quickly upgrade.

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Roll your mouse over the project you want to update the theme for and click The Bridge button.
  3. Click Plugins & Themes then Themes in the navigation menu.
  4. Click the Update Available button next to the theme you want to update.
    Updating a Theme With InMotion Central
  5. You will be taken to the Updates page of your WordPress dashboard. Check the box next to your theme.
  6. Click the Update Themes button. You are finished when you see a message stating that it was “updated successfully.”
    Updating Theme

Congratulations! Now you know how to manage themes with InMotion Central, continue to our next guide on Managing Plugins.

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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