Do you want to install a WordPress theme but do not how or where to start? Just follow the tips below to help you install a theme of WordPress for beginners.
Before Installing – What to Know First?
Installing a theme for WordPress is actually easy. However, there is something you need to remember that once you activate the theme, your website’s functions and looks will be changed instantly. Thus, you need to be familiar with all the changing functions before you consider to switch the theme.
What to Do Before Switching the Theme?
There are some ways that people can use to change the theme of their WordPress.
- Using Admin Theme Search
If you want to change the theme by using admin theme search, you can get it for free from the themes directory available in WordPress.org. To install it, first, you have to log in and then click on Appearance >> Themes. Click on the Add New Button found at the top display and then you can pick featured WordPress theme, popular WordPress theme, and the latest WordPress themes that you like the most. Then click the install button to start the installation process. After that, do not forget to click on the activate button in order to activate the theme has been installed before.
- Using Upload Method Provided by WordPress Admin
If you are not really sure about the performance of free themes, you might need to purchase commercial themes provided by WordPress. There are some companies that provide the themes, include iThemes, StudioPress, ThemeLab, and more. All you need to do is downloading the theme’s zip file you have been purchased before. After that, log in to the area of WordPress admin simply by clicking on Appearance >> Themes. Click on the Add New button just before you click on the upload theme button you can find at the top part of the screen. Don’t forget to click on the activate button to enable you to activate the theme you have chosen.
- Using FTP
When you use FTP to install a WordPress theme is that it is more complicated. The first thing to do is install the FTP program and then set it up. Make sure to connect your host by using the tool. Upload the folder of your theme on (/wp-content/themes/). Click on the Appearance >> Themes available on the admin area. For the last step, don’t forget to click on the button of activation to make the theme works.