Installing Your New WordPress Theme

  • Posted on May 01, 2011

When you download your theme, the file will be named *ThemeName* Please unzip the file before installation (hence the file name). Your downloaded zip file contains graphic source files, documentation, and of course the theme installer.

See Example: Theme Package

There are two ways to install WordPress themes.

Method 1.) Direct Upload inside WP Admin Console
Method 2.) Using an FTP Client

Method 1 is just a matter of uploading the theme from your WordPress admin console.
Once logged in, navigate to Appearance → Themes and click the "Install Themes" tab. Click the "Upload" link and browse to the location where you extracted the package and upload *themename*.zip.

Method 2 is pretty straightforward. Using an FTP client is recommended. If the term FTP scares you, don't worry. It's no different than moving files and folders. Filezilla is a free and trusted FTP client.

Extract *themename*.zip to your local machine

Login via FTP to your web server and navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ folder

Upload the entire *themename* folder and its contents. Example: /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/

Open your browser, log in to your WP admin section and (in the left column under Appearance) click the Themes link .Click Activate under the theme you just uploaded.

Our themes have a few internal options available. If you look in the left column under Appearance tab and you’ll notice a new link “Theme Options” where you can customize the theme options.

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