How to install WordPress theme from WordPress Dashboard?

How to install WordPress theme from WordPress Dashboard?


One of the major benefits of WordPress is that it is very easy to use. You do not need technical knowledge to learn WordPress.How to install WordPress theme from WordPress Dashboard?

You will initially spend a few hours relaxing to understand the WordPress dashboard and its tips and tricks. Here at we also share the basic and advanced tutorials of WordPress so that your life can be easy on WordPress.

Today I am going to share a guide with you so that you can learn how to install WordPress theme from the WordPress dashboard. So let’s start this tutorial.

How to install theme from WordPress Dashboard?

You can always search for WordPress theme directly from the WordPress theme repo, or you can download a .zip file and then install it.

I am a fan of premium WordPress themes, because they offer better features and functionality than free themes, and mostly free wordpress theme and premium theme club let you download .zip file of theme and you can install it.

So to make things asana, I suppose that you have downloaded the .zip file of the theme.

How to install wordpress Plugin

So once you have downloaded the WordPress theme, please log into your WordPress dashboard. Click on Appearance> Theme. Click on Install theme.

On the next page, click on upload and it will take you to the upload theme screen. Simply click on browse, and locate the .zip file of the wordpress theme you downloaded.

Select and click on Install Now. It will take a minute or two, depends on the size of your theme and how much your internet speed is. Once this happens, it will show you the installed theme screen.

Before activating the theme, you can click on “Live Preview” so that you know how it looks before activating for everyone. Once you get satisfied with the look and feel it, you can click on Activate.

Your newly installed theme will be live for public. If you want to make some changes before the theme is live on your site, you can use the theme test drive WordPress plugin.

Another way to install WordPress theme is to upload it directly via FTP (File Transfer Protocol), but it is a long process and it is useful when you do not have a .zip file of your theme.

I will write a tutorial on how to manually install theme via FTP.

I hope this tutorial will help beginners, one step closer to coming closer to WordPress.

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