How to install a WordPress theme?

In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install and activate themes on your WordPress site. Don't worry, it's easier than it seems. Shall we start?

Choosing the theme from the installation in the administrator of your WordPress

Wordpress is installed with several free themes out of the box, and the truth is that they are designed to cover a wide variety of solutions. Installing them and changing the theme is a good way to practice getting proficient in this administrator task.

First things first: log in to the admin page of your Wordpress site. Once logged in, go to Appearance -> Themes.

On the themes screen you will see all the themes installed in your application. If what you want is to add a new theme, just click on the button that says “Add new“.

There are two ways to add a new theme: you can use the search field, which will return results from the theme directory, or you can load a theme from your local hard drive in case you already have the files downloaded from somewhere. place.

Choose and install a theme from the official WordPress theme directory

The easiest way to install new themes on your WordPress site is to download them from the “add themes” interface itself, choosing a theme from the official themes directory. You can perform specific searches (eg: “hotel”) to find topics with this associated tag, so that the results are more adjusted to the type of design you need. Each theme in the official directory has tags that describe its functionality and thus make it easy to find the right theme. Examples of this are "literature", "blog", "bar", and any item you can think of.

Secondly, if you already know the name of the theme you are looking for, just find it using the search field.

However, this is normally not the case, and reason why it can be very useful to use the Filter functions. For example, you can search for a theme that arranges the texts and images in two columns, and whose header can be customizable as well as its menu, and that is indicated for a news page. Simply check the characteristics that best reflect the concept of the page you are looking for, and then press the button “Apply Filters“.

Now you will see on the screen all the topics that match your search criteria. Slide the mouse over any of them and you will see two options: view a theme demo, either install it. Watching a demo will open an additional window in your browser where you'll probably see a real page that's using that theme, and it's the best way to check out the design and its functionality. Once you choose the theme that best suits your category, hit the blue install button.

By pressing the button, your WordPress application will download and install the theme (depending on the number of files and their weight of the chosen theme, this will happen in seconds or minutes). Then just click the link Activate Y voila!, you will be able to see your site with the new changes.

Upload a WordPress theme that you have downloaded

If you already own the files for a theme, either because you bought it or downloaded it from somewhere else (there are numerous sites where you can buy professional themes that are precisely and stylishly tailored to specific fields), you can upload them with a button Upload topic at the top of the interface.

Then click on the button choose file, select your theme file on your local computer (probably a file with a .RAR + or .ZIP extension), and then press the button Install Now.

Within a few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract your theme file. All you need to do below is click the link Activate when you can see the message that you have installed the theme successfully.

!! Congratulations!! You can now reload your site to display the newly activated theme. Finally we leave you a video tutorial in case you have any other questions:

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