In this article, I will show you how to install and activate a WordPress theme. WordPress created a very intuitive and easy way of allowing you to change, install and activate a theme. Any user can perform the installation in less than 5 minutes.
Install a WordPress theme
This is the easiest way to install a WordPress theme.
Go to your website. To log in to WordPress and access the Dashboard you need to add /wp-admin to the end of your domain (e.g yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Type in the username and password you used when you installed WordPress. Now, from Dashboard navigate to Appearance > Themes.
Click on the Add New button located at the top of the page. The newly loaded page has a couple of features:
- The user can upload a new WordPress theme
Click on the Upload Theme > Choose File, select the .zip file from your computer and click on the Install Now button.
- The user can search for a theme
Type in the name of the desired theme. In the grid you will see the search results. Identify the theme and move the mouse pointer over it. Click on the Install button.
Activate WordPress theme
You have installed a new theme. Now it’s time to activate it.
Navigate to Appearance > Themes. Locate the newlly installed theme and move the mouse pointer over it. Click on the Activate button.
Done. In less than 5 minutes you installed and activated a new WordPress theme.