How To Install WordPress Theme

In our previous article, we are talking about how to install WordPress. Today, in this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress theme on your WordPress site. You can also check out our WordPress Theme “Replican – A Photographic WordPress theme“.

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Now we start to install WordPress theme

Access theme installation functionality in your WP admin

In order to, install a theme you need to do is to log in to your site admin panel. Once there, go to Appearance -> Themes.


Here, you will see all the themes that by default provided by WordPress. To add another one, simply click on the Add New tab.


On this page, there are two ways to add a new theme. You can either use the search field which will return results from the theme directory or you can upload a theme from your local hard drive. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add themes in both ways.

Choose and Install WordPress theme from the official WordPress theme directory

The easiest way to install themes to your WordPress site is if they are listed in the official themes directory. This allows you to search for the theme you need directly from your site admin page.

If you know the theme’s name, you can simply search for it.


If you don’t know theme’s name then you can search theme by keyword and features filter option in WP-admin. For example, you can search theme with specific color, columns, layout, features, and subject. Simply check tags and press the Find Themes button.


Now, browse through the results and choose a theme for your site. Once you decide to use one, click on the Install Now link to it.


Your WordPress application will download and install the theme for you. Simply click the Activate link.


That’s all – you can go to the front page of your site to see its looks.

Upload a theme you have already downloaded

If you have a theme that’s not listed in the directory, you can simply upload it from the Themes -> Install Themes section in WordPress. To do this click on the Upload link at the top of the page.


Now, click the Choose File button, select the archive of your theme from your local computer and press theInstall Now button.


In few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract the theme archive for you. All you need to do next is to press the Activate link under the message for successful theme installation.


That’s it! You can now go to the front end of your site and see the newly activated theme.


I hope this article will help you. After activating a WordPress theme, you may also read about the WordPress Child Theme

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