Getting your new WordPress theme installed on WordPress takes only a few steps:
Step 1 – Unziping the donwload files
Please unzip download file, because inside download file are many things included, like help files, license, theme files. After you unzip the download file there are two ways to install the WordPress theme, via FTP client or WordPress upload.
Step 2 – FTP Install
Installing the theme via FTP client (like FileZilla):
– FTP Upload: Using your FTP program, upload the non-ziped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server
Step 3 – WordPress Upload – Dashboard
– WordPress Upload:
First you’ll need to go into your WordPress dashboard. To log in to your dashboard, go to mydomain.com/wp-admin and enter your login credentials. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see an admin dashboard that looks like this:
Navigate to Appearance > Themes:
Step 4 – Uploading & Installing Your Theme
On your themes page, you’ll find options at the top like “Manage” and “Install” themes. Please click on the “Install” tab that will reveal options like search, upload…
The one you need is the “Upload” option. When you click “Upload” you’ll see an option to choose theme file. Once you’ve selected your theme ZIP file, click the “Install Now” button and WordPress will install it for you:
Step 5 – Activating your theme
After your theme file is uploaded WordPress shows you the message that the installation was successful. Now you need to “Activate” your theme. When you activated theme, your site will switch over to the new theme and all available theme options will appear in your dashboard:
IMPORTANT NOTE A common error that people see when installing a new theme is that the theme is “missing style.css stylesheet” and cannot be installed. This means that you didn’t unzip the download file and you installed the whole download file as a WordPress theme. Please first unzip the download file and than find the right theme file to upload.