How to install a WordPress theme: for Beginners guide

If you don’t know how to install a WordPress theme in this tutorial for you.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install a WordPress theme and activate your site.

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Find out here how to install WordPress from Cpanel.

Install a theme from the WordPress theme directory

First things you need to log in to your WordPress admin area. Go to the Appearance > Theme option from the navigation bar. And click on the ‘add new’ button.

On the next screen, you can see a lot of WordPress official theme. All of the themes free to use.

On the screen, you can find a search bar option, such as below.

Which theme do you want to install? Search here your theme; you can easily find your theme.

We searched for the popular Astra theme. Now you can see your dream theme if you bring your mouse on above of the theme image. Then you will find the install button, preview button, and details button such as below.

Go ahead and press on the install button. Now your WordPress theme downloading in your directory and install your theme. Then click on the activate button to activate your theme.

Now you have successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme. Then your theme asks you to install the recommended plugin. So you can install all the recommended plugin. Import your demo and customize your site from the customize button.

Install a theme you have already downloaded theme by upload method

if you have a premium theme from other companies like elegant themes, mytheme shop, themify, etc.

Premium WordPress theme is not listed in the WordPress official theme directory. So you need to install your theme by upload method.

First of all, you need to log in to your WordPress admin area. Go to the appearance > theme page. Now you can find the add new button.

When clicking the add new button, you can see WordPress directory themes. Also, you can see the upload theme button on the top bar. Go ahead and click on the upload theme button.

We downloaded a popular Divi theme. When you click on the upload button, you can choose your theme zip file and press the install now. You will see the installing theme from the uploaded file in a few seconds. Then click the activate link, and you have successfully installed and activated your premium theme.

Install WordPress theme using Cpanel

if you want to install a WordPress theme using your Cpanel in this step for you.

First things you need to log in to your Cpanel admin area. If you don’t have your Cpanel login details, you need to contact your web hosting provider for Cpanel info. Then you will get your login details.

After login your Cpanel admin area, go to the file manager > public_html > wp-content > themes directory. Now you will see all theme files that have been previously installed on your site.

We downloaded the neve theme. Now click on the ‘upload’ icon on the top bar. Then select your theme zip file and upload it to the directory.

Now upload your theme in the theme directory. You need to extract the theme zip file. Select the zip file, click on the extract icon from the navigation bar, go through the options, and extract the zip file. Now complete our work on Cpanel.

Go back to the WordPress dashboard. Go to Appearance > Theme option.

The uploaded theme available there. But it is not activated. You need to activate your theme then should be live on your site.

We hope this tutorial will help you install the WordPress theme.

FAQS: After installing a WordPress theme.

After installing a WordPress theme, someone asked a common question about WordPress. We will try to explain the common question. If you have any questions, you can ask the comment box.

1. What is a child theme?

A child theme is a parent theme. That inherits all of the features, functionality, and styles of its theme.

You need to install the main theme and child theme on your website and activate the child theme. You can change any functionality from the child theme. Then you can easily update your main theme without any changes.

2. how many themes can be used in WordPress?

You can use only one theme at a time. You can install any theme as you like. But one theme you can become active.

If you install a WordPress theme and activate it, then automatically deactivates your previous active theme.

3. how do I choose a WordPress theme?

There are many themes, and it confused us, which is the perfect theme for our website. Most of the themes are designed very professionally and attractively.

We recommended your niche related theme and chose a good design. Make sure that how looks your website design and looks good on mobile.

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