How to install an WordPress Theme

Install via WordPress Theme Uploader

The first option on how to install an WordPress Theme would be to directly upload the themename.zip file via WordPress Theme Uploader.

  • Log into your WordPress dashboard
  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Click Install Themes
  • Click Upload
  • Now you just need to find the “themename.zip” file in the Upload folder and hit Install now.

If you are experiencing any issues during the installation I would recommend to check out this Screencast by Envato

Install via FTP

The second option on how to install our Theme would be the upload via FTP manager. It really doesn’t matter which of the two ways you choose, just choose the one you feel more comfortable with.

  • Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory
  • Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes/
  • Upload the “themename” folder (not the .zip-file). This is the folder located inside the “Upload” folder in the zip-file you’ve downloaded from Themeforest.
  • Now log into your WordPress backend
  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Find the Theme and click Activate

If you are experiencing any issues during the installation I would recommend to check out this Screencast by Envato