How to Install Theme for WordPress Step By Step

Hey, you are a beginner and don’t know how to install the theme for WordPress or how to change WordPress theme then this article is for you. If you don’t know how to start a blog on WordPress read This Article.

Here I tell you three ways to install a new theme on WordPress or change the current theme on WordPress.

If you have already purchased a theme that’s great if you not then no problem. I tell you both way:

  1. Install Free Theme
  2. Install Purchased Theme

So let’s start with installing the free theme on WordPress.

Install Free Theme

It is a very simple process to install and activate the free theme on WordPress. You can do it within few minutes.

First login to WordPress admin area and click on Appearance >> Themes..

To Install Theme Go to Theme Section

 

Once you come to theme page click on Add New button which stayed on top. (In theme page you can see already install the theme.)

Add New Theme On WordPress

 

On the next step, you can see Featured WordPress Themes, Popular WordPress Theme and Latest WordPress Theme you can choose any option from here.

But I recommend you use the search bar and find the best theme according to your requirement.

Here WordPress give you awesome option Feature Filter. With this option, you can find the best theme according to your requirement. If you know theme name then directly search with the search bar.

Use Feature Filter On WordPress

 

Here I search for Iconic One theme so its show me two results. Now drag your pointer on the theme and you can see here two options are available Install and Preview.

Click on the Preview to see how theme look. If you like the theme click on the install.

How To Install Theme For WordPress

 

Now WordPress start installing the theme. Once the installation process has been completed you can see activate option click on Activate to apply theme on your website.

Also, you can see a live preview of the website after the installation process if you don’t like theme don’t activate and find another good theme according to your requirement.

Activate The Theme

It’s simple, isn’t?

Install Purchased Theme

Now you say me I already purchased a premium theme from another site but I can’t find my purchased theme in the search box?

Don’t worry! Continue with this article  I tell you that how to install the theme for WordPress which you have already purchased. Let’s start:

In WordPress search box you can find an only free theme and install it. Follow this process to install the premium theme in WordPress.

First login to WordPress admin area and click on Appearance >> Themes.

To Install Theme Go to Theme Section

 

Once you come to theme page click on Add New button which stayed on top.

Add New Theme On WordPress

 

Now find the Upload Theme option at top of the page and click on this button

Upload theme on WordPress

 

On next step Browser theme zip file on your pc and select the theme zip file. Now click on install now to install the theme.

Browse The Theme

 

Again WordPress do his work and install your theme on your website. Also, you can see a live preview of your website with this theme. Click on Activate to activate your theme.

And it’s Done!

Activate the theme

 

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Can’t understand things, Let’s see the video.

video credit: WPBeginner

Install Theme by File Manager

You can also install the theme using your Cpanel file manager.

Here you required zip file of your theme if you purchased theme then no problem if you using free theme download theme zip file from WordPress.org.

First, log in to your Cpanel account and click on the file manager.

Click On File Manager

 

Now go to this path ‘public_html/wp-content/themes/’ (Note: Maybe this path different in your case, it depends on where you install your WordPress).

Click on the Upload and Select File from your PC. Once you select file its automatic upload on this directory.

Upload File with the Upload Button

Once the file upload 100 % click on the Go back.

Click On Go Back

Now you can see your zip file here. The theme is in a compressed format but we require it in a simple form.

So select the file and click on the Extract and its ask you where you want to extract it. Don’t change path and click on the Extract File.

Dicompress Theme File

You can see the folder of the theme and now you can delete the zip file from this directory.

Finally, go to Appearance >> Themes and you can see here your theme. Click on Activate to activate your theme.

(Note: Don’t delete any file in file manager because its all are important.)

We saw that How to Install Theme for WordPress and now see how to delete theme on WordPress.

Delete Unnecessary Theme

Once you select your theme for your WordPress website and final this theme then delete your all unnecessary theme that you install but you don’t like it. It makes your WordPress website fast. Follow this step to delete theme on WordPress:

First login to WordPress admin area and click on Appearance >> Themes.

On next step select the theme that’s you want to delete and click on Delete button and click on Ok.

Click On Delete Button

And its done!

Also, you can delete themes with your Cpanel file manager. Follow this step to delete theme on WordPress with file manager:

First, log in to your Cpanel account and click on the file manager.

Now go to this path ‘public_html/wp-content/themes/’ (Note: Maybe this path different in your case, it depends on where you install your WordPress).

Select the theme folder that you want to delete, click on Delete button and click on Confirm. (Note: Only delete theme folder that theme you want to remove from WordPress.)

Select Theme Folder And Delete

Now go to Appearance >> Themes and you can see the theme was deleted from WordPress.

I Hope you like this article How to Install Theme for WordPress. If any query about the WordPress theme you can ask me in the comment 😊.

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