Want to know how to install a WordPress theme? As a beginner you may not be sure how to add a new theme, install a premium theme from another site, or which theme is active at the moment. In this guide, we'll show you how to install a WordPress theme.
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00:40 How to log into your WordPress Website
01:07 Method 1: How to install a free theme from WordPress dashboard
04:54 Method 2: How to upload a premium theme to WordPress
07:24 How to make your theme look like the demo
TO edit your site's theme you would first want to log into your WordPress site, to do this you would log into your WordPress site. If you don't know how to log into your site, you would go to your domain and add /wp-admin to go to your login page where you can insert your login information.
Under Appearance, Themes you would normally only see one theme if you have one installed or a list of all of the themes you have installed on your site. You can use the add new button in the top left to see all of the free and freemium themes available to you from the WordPress repository.
Should you not be able to see the same themes or are unable to install plugins then you are likely on WordPress.com instead of WordPress.org which we cover. For a comparison of WordPress.com and WordPress.org you would want to take a look at our article below:
If you are wanting to use a premium theme, then you would download the theme from the theme provider, and go back to your WordPress admin area under Appearance, Themes, and once you click add new the button should update to the option to upload your downloaded zip file for your theme.
To make your theme look like the demo we would recommend taking a look at your theme's documentation for if they have a recommendation for a starter pack or if they have demo content. If you're using the Astra theme then we would recommend installing their Starter Templates for getting the template set up.
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Please visit this website https://ristechy.com and tell me which theme are they using ang how can I use this kind of theme?
Could I kindly ask? Which version of wordpress is this?
came back the second time and liked and commented
Thank you for this!! Please, one question. After I installed and customize my website, as I use a multi-purpose template, which is very heavy, looks like is very slow to navigate throughout my website. How can I delete pages or data (I'm not sure what or how) that I do not use or how can I make the navigation faster??
My dad has rental property so which free or premium theme should I use to build a website for him.
you're a wizard! this stuff is basic for the pros but for people who are creating their first wordpress site this is gold. Thank you <3
I am having so much trouble getting started. I want to select Astra for my theme so that I can easily follow your tutorial. It isn’t showing on my computer. What can I do?
Thank you! Loved the explanations and your pace. Definitely a subscriber 😊😊
Thanks a lot…
hi i bought a theme from themeforest (envato) , on your guide i go as per you're instructions but im unable to see ADD NEW button on THEMES. Do i have to buy the premium of WP too.
Thank you 🙏
When I clicked "Add New", it will lead to the Add Themes page, but the page appears to have empty space. I can only see Featured, Popular, Latest, Favorites and the Feature Filter tabs. The search bar is gone. Can you assist?
There is no upload theme button in my WordPress. Do I need to upgrade my blog from a personal plan to a business plan so I can install a theme I downloaded or bought from elsewhere?
Thank you so much !! I've been installing theme after theme wondering that the next theme that I install would look like the one in the showcased demo :/ Now i know why.
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Finally someone answers this for me…thank you!
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Thank you so much.
You are so helpful! I was struggling with these themes for a few days and wasn't sure how to get started. I tried to activate a template and edit them but they didn't look exactly like the demo they had. This was so helpful! Thank you for your clear explanations! Going to watch your next video 🙂
Do you have a video on how to change a website theme? My website is already up and running but the site created with Themify plugin has a disabled sidebar. I, therefore, want to change the theme without messing up my website.
Really Great ! appreciate the effort to share your knowledge. Nice flow of presentation. I would have watch 1000s of videos on different subject. Honestly, this is the one that gives the viewer ultimate learning experience of what they are looking for. Loved it. Stay blessed.
hey, sorry, can i upload theme if my site is free site? a year ago i can add it, but know it tell me to upgrade to bussiness to have that upload
Your voice so persuasive, I did everything you said with every word
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You are amazing! I was getting frustrated because I couldn't get my theme to look like the demo lol Thank you so much!
How do we install the plugins inorder to download the themes for our website?