How to upload a WordPress theme
Uploading a WordPress theme can be done either manually or through the control panel. Here are the steps to perform each:
To upload a theme manually, you will need to use an FTP client. Follow these steps:
- Download the theme you want to upload.
- Extract the downloaded theme zip file to your local computer.
- Connect to your website using an FTP client.
Hostname: Your website URL Username: Your FTP username Password: Your FTP password
- Navigate to the wp-content/themes directory on your website.
- Upload the extracted theme folder to the themes folder on your website using the FTP client.
- Log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance → Themes.
- Find the theme you uploaded and click the Activate button to activate it.
Control Panel Upload
The control panel upload is much easier and can be done within WordPress. Follow these steps:
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearance → Themes.
- Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
- Click the Upload Theme button at the top of the page.
- Select the theme zip file from your local computer and click the Install Now button.
- Once the theme is installed, click the Activate button to activate it.
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Written by: Maria Jensen 25-05-2023 Written in: Wordpress Tutorials