How To install WordPress Theme Manually

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In this tutorial you will learn How to install WordPress Theme Manually with in WordPress dashboard.

WordPress themes allows user to change design of WordPress based websites or blogs very easily. Thousands of free and premium theme available from many market places. Design of any websites really matters, you should not ignore this. Always choose a WordPress theme with elegant design and useful features.

If you are wondering what typd of websites you can create with WordPress, remember you can create 30+ type of websites with WordPress very easily.

We have already published a blog post How To Choose A Perfect Free Or Premium WordPress Theme for your blog. If you are going to choose a free WordPress theme or want to buy a premium WordPress theme, must read this blog post.

After reading this post you will have better idea, what type of theme you should buy and where to buy a good theme.

Lets suppose you have found a perfect WordPress theme for your blog and now you want to install WordPress theme manually. When you will buy a premium theme from any arket place, they will provide you a downloadable zip file with your theme.

Installing a WordPress theme is simple and easy. In this tutorial i am going to show you how To install WordPress Theme Manually. There are many ways to install a WordPress theme. You can install WordPress directly from WordPress admin area, You can use FTP method as well.

How To install WordPress Theme Manually

In this tutorial you will learn How To install WordPress Theme Manually using WordPress dashboard. Login to your WordPress website.

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes
  2. Click on blue Add New button.
  3. Click Upload Theme button
  4. Click on Choose file button

Select your theme (Zip file) and click Install now button to begin installation.

It will take few seconds to install your theme. When installation is finished you can preview your theme or activate your theme.

You can see following step by step screen-shot.

How to install WordPress Theme Manually

After installing your theme

After installing and activating your WordPress theme manually, go to Appearance > Widgets and Appearance > Menus. Select primary and secondarily menus for your theme. Make sure your menus are working fine and people can easily access different section of your website using your navigation menus.

Set all necessary widgets for your sidebars. There are many widgets available for WordPress websites, Recent posts, recent comments are very popular sidebar widgets.

That’s all. Now You know how To install WordPress Theme Manually

It is very simple and easy to install WordPress themes manually. Always download or buy WordPress themes from reputable developers and market places. Sometimes hackers can hack your website using malicious themes. Be careful.

Additional resources

Using WordPress Themes : WordPress codes page

2 responses on “How To install WordPress Theme Manually

  1. Jason Halle : Baymediasoft

    I recently had the good fortune of reading your post regarding “How To Install WordPress Theme Manually”.

    It was perfectly written and, contained sound, practical advice with valid facts and figures. I look forward to read your next informative write-up.
    I work for Baymediasoft – a Custom WordPress Development company.
    Thank you.

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