As we know, WordPress comes with default WordPress theme which looks like a normal theme and not attractive.
We are using our own customised theme to make our website very attractive and eye catching.
There is two way to install a new theme for WordPress and for using any process we need to go to the WordPress admin dashboard.
The first way is to choose any theme from WordPress theme gallery and install.
To installing the theme with this way we need to go to the “Appearance -> Theme” menu.
In this window, you can see all installed theme and there is on the button in top called “Add New”, you need to click on this button to go to the theme gallery.
In this theme gallery you can see number of themes like below image:
If you select any theme from gallery it will show you a demo of the theme and there is one button “Install” will appear. If you like the theme you can click on “Install” button to install selected theme.
After instaling you will get notification like below image:
When you got the message of successful installation of the theme you can check newly installed theme in “Appearance -> theme” menu.
The second option to install WordPress theme is to manually install the theme with your custom theme package files.
You can search them for WordPress at “www.wordpress.org/themes”, this is WordPress theme gallery from where you can download any theme to your computer.
From theme browser window you can choose any theme by scrolling and browsing more themes. If you like any theme you need to click on the theme to select the theme. After selecting the theme new window will appear where you will get “Download” button to download the theme.
After downloading the theme you will get theme package files in zipping format at your computer’s download directory like below image:
Now you need to install this theme in WordPress with upload method. You need to go “Appearance -> Theme” menu and go to the theme gallery by clicking “Add New” button. In the theme gallery, you will get one button “Upload Theme” in the top of the window, you need to upload your downloaded theme files by using this “Upload” button.
When you click on “Upload” button, the new window will come like below image where you need to click on “choose file” button.
You will get now file system explorer window, where you need to locate the theme file.
After locating theme zip file, need to select the file and click on “Open” button.
Then again theme upload window will appear with the required file names, like below image. You need to click on “Install Now” button to start the theme installation process.
After completion of theme installation, you will get notify for successful WordPress theme installation like below image.
Now you can see your newly installed theme in “Appearance -> Theme” window.
If you will hover the cursor on the new theme you will get the link button to “Activate” theme or see theme preview.
You can find the same “activate” and “Live Preview” button by selecting the theme also. To activate the theme you need to click on “Activate” button.
After activating the installed theme you can verify by opening the URL of WordPress installed location.
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