How to Upload a WordPress theme?

Sometimes you are required to upload and install a WordPress theme manually, especially when you are willing to use commercial/premium/customized theme for your website. In this case, you will need to upload the theme from WordPress dashboard and install it.

  1. We believe you have already downloaded the WordPress premium theme in your local computer. If not, first download the .ZIP file of the theme from a marketplace or theme provider.
  2. Login to WordPress admin area (dashboard) and navigate to Appearance » Themes.


  3. At Themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

    Add New

  4. On the next screen, click on the Upload Theme button.

    Upload Theme

  5. Select the theme's ZIP file from your local computer and click Install Now. You will receive a success message along with links to activate and preview the theme.

    Choose File

  6. Click on the activate button to activate the theme.

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