How to Install a WordPress Theme

You have two options for uploading a WordPress theme. You can either use the built-in WordPress uploader or use FTP.

Installing with the Built-in Uploader

  • Download the file to your computer.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes > Install Themes in your WordPress admin.
  • Click on the “Add New” link near the top.
  • Then click on the “Upload Theme” link.
  • You should then see an option to select the theme zip from your computer and upload.
  • Once installed, you can activate the theme and use it for your WordPress installation.

Installing the theme via FTP

  • Unzip the file to your computer.
  • Upload the theme-name folder to your wp-content/themes directory on your WordPress install using your preferred FTP software.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes and activate the theme.