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How to Install a WordPress Theme (FTP and WP)

How to Install a WordPress Theme (FTP and WP)

If you’re a complete novice to WordPress and have just gotten your pretty new WordPress theme, you’re probably wondering what on Earth you should to do next. Logically, your next step is to install the theme.

You’ll be happy to learn that installing a WordPress theme is actually easier than it seems. Still, we thought it would be a good idea to show you exactly how to do it, using two different methods.

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There are two ways you can install a WordPress theme.

The first method is to do it from your WordPress Dashboard.

Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New

Install wordpress theme

Then locate your theme’s ZIP file and select to upload.

WordPress Theme ZIP file

Once the upload is complete, you’ll be able to activate your theme.

Activate wordpress theme

The second method is via FTP account, which is basically your installation directory.

Open your FTP account and navigate to ../wp-content/themes. Now paste the unzipped theme’s folder there.

Install theme

Now, go to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Themes, and activate the theme.

activate the theme

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