How to Install a WordPress Theme



Want to know how to install a WordPress theme? As a beginner you may not be sure how to add a new theme, install a premium theme from another site, or which theme is active at the moment. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install a WordPress theme.

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Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:40 How to log into your WordPress Website
01:07 Method 1: How to install a free theme from WordPress dashboard
04:54 Method 2: How to upload a premium theme to WordPress
07:24 How to make your theme look like the demo

TO edit your site’s theme you would first want to log into your WordPress site, to do this you would log into your WordPress site. If you don’t know how to log into your site, you would go to your domain and add /wp-admin to go to your login page where you can insert your login information.

Under Appearance, Themes you would normally only see one theme if you have one installed or a list of all of the themes you have installed on your site. You can use the add new button in the top left to see all of the free and freemium themes available to you from the WordPress repository.

Should you not be able to see the same themes or are unable to install plugins then you are likely on WordPress.com instead of WordPress.org which we cover. For a comparison of WordPress.com and WordPress.org you would want to take a look at our article below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/self-hosted-wordpress-org-vs-free-wordpress-com-infograph/

If you are wanting to use a premium theme, then you would download the theme from the theme provider, and go back to your WordPress admin area under Appearance, Themes, and once you click add new the button should update to the option to upload your downloaded zip file for your theme.

To make your theme look like the demo we would recommend taking a look at your theme’s documentation for if they have a recommendation for a starter pack or if they have demo content. If you’re using the Astra theme then we would recommend installing their Starter Templates for getting the template set up.

For the next video in this setup, we would recommend taking a look at our video below:
https://youtu.be/Jt8_0YpTJNM

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