How to install a downloaded WordPress theme

By | February 24, 2015

Introduction

If you have a downloaded WordPress theme, for instance a Pro theme you have bought, the installation is different than installing a theme downloaded from the backend of WordPress. However, it’s a short and simple process.

In my example, I’m going to install the Iconic One Pro theme to WordPress.

Installing a downloaded WordPress theme

In WordPress, go to ‘Appearance’, then click ‘Themes’.

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Now, click ‘Add new’:

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On the next page, click ‘Upload theme’.

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Here, click ‘Choose File’, and navigate to your downloaded WordPress theme. Note: you have to use the .zip file! NOT the extracted files. Select the zip file, and click ‘Open’.

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Finally, click the ‘Install now’ button.

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Now, all that’s left is to activate the theme. You can do that immediately on by clicking ‘activate’.

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If you forgot clicking ‘Activate’ immediately after installing, you can activate the theme by going back to the Themes menu, and clicking ‘Activate’ there.

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Done! You’re now using your downloaded WordPress theme!

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