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How To Install A New WordPress Theme - Manual Theme Installation

WordPress: Install a new Theme

This article will show you how to find and install a theme for your WordPress site.

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  1. When you log in to your WordPress Dashboard, you will see your main menu on the left. Click Appearance.
  2. This will take you to the Appearance section of your site. To find a new theme, choose Add New.
  3. You can search for a new theme by clicking Feature Filter, and sort through the themes by color scheme, layout, features, and much more.
  4. Once you choose a theme that you like, click the Install button that appears when you hover your mouse over the theme.
  5. Now that the theme is installed, you can click Activate to immediately make your site start using this theme.

If you have already purchased a theme, you can install it on your WordPress site in a similar manner to the process above

  1. When you get to the Appearance section and click Add New, you will choose the option Upload Theme.
  2. The theme folder needs to be in a .zip format. Choose Browse and locate the theme on your computer. Then click Install Now.
  3. Once the theme is installed, you can click Activate and your site will now be using this theme.
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