Written by Editorial Team on February 5, 2020

How To Install A WordPress Theme In Just 3 Steps

How To Install A WordPress Theme
Step by step to install a WordPress theme

How can I install a WordPress theme? Glad you asked!

In this article, we will go through some of the simplest ways to install a WordPress theme.

What Is A WordPress Theme?

What Is A WordPress Theme
What is a WordPress theme?

In WordPress, a theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress powered website. They can be changed, managed, and added from the WordPress admin area under Appearance » Themes. There are many free WordPress themes available that you can download directly from the WordPress repository (link).

You can also purchase 3rd party premium WordPress themes from various website developers such as Thrive Themes and Divi Theme.

How To Install A WordPress Theme Under 5 Minutes?

Follow the guide below to learn the exact steps you need to take to install a WordPress theme. For this example, I'll be using WordPress Twenty Twenty as the sample WordPress theme.

1. Find A WordPress Theme

How to find a WordPress theme
How to find a WordPress theme?

Head over to WordPress Admin » Appearance » Themes » Add New. Using the search bar, key in "Twenty Twenty".

2. Install WordPress Theme

Install WordPress Theme
Hover to install WordPress theme

Hover the mouse on the WordPress theme and you will see some effects from the hover. Click on the Details & Preview to learn more about the WordPress theme before installation or click Install to install the WordPress theme immediately.

3. Activate WordPress Theme

How to activate WordPress theme?
How to activate WordPress theme?

The last step involves activating the WordPress theme. Click on Activate and you had successfully installed a WordPress theme.

How To Install A WordPress Theme By Manual Upload?

If you want to install a WordPress premium theme, you are most likely required to manually upload the theme to your WordPress website.

So, how do you upload a WordPress theme manually?


Download WordPress Theme

You need to have a copy of the WordPress theme (zip file) on your local computer.


Upload WordPress Theme

Click on Appearance » Themes » Add New » Upload Theme. Upload the zip file and wait for the upload to complete.


Activate WordPress Theme

Click on Activate to activate the WordPress theme and you are all done.


There you go—we had completed the simple guide on how to install a WordPress theme.

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