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[HELP] Wordpress Install Theme Promblem

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by nightwish, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. nightwish

    nightwish Registered Member

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    Hi I just started usingwordpress but how can I upload custom themes like the elegant themes etc..
    I look all over, searched on google but the tutorials are from 2011
    Please help me
    Thank you
     
  2. rcmaniac

    rcmaniac Newbie

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    There are two ways install a theme on wp.

    1) Upload you custom theme folder via FTP on folder wp-content -> themes and then log in to the admin panel go to appearance -> themes find your theme and click activate.
    2) Go to Appearance -> themes, Click the tab "Install Themes", click "upload" and thene select the ZIP file of your theme, when its uploaded click activate

    Hope i helped :)

    -This is my first reply on the forum, but because my dayjob is wp theming and plugin development i thing my answer is usefull -
     
  3. nightwish

    nightwish Registered Member

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    there is no install theme on the tab
     
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    Are you talking about wordpress.com or your own hosted WP site?

    If your own hosted WP site, after logging into you WP, click on Themes under Appearance
    on left side in your dashboard. Click on Install themes tab, click on upload sub-menu and browse for your
    .zip file and upload. Then activate.

    Installing theme is always the same process.
    Code:
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes
    Just play around with it. You can even set up wordpress locally on xampp or wampp.
    I moved from blogspot to wordpress. It was kind of like I don't know what to do at first.
    But as you just play around, you'll learn things. Search for tuts on google, YT.
     
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    First unzip the theme, then go to your host cpanel, go to file manager, name of your folder example "movies" or I dont know what is the name of your folder for your domain, then go to wp-content, wp-themes and when you see other themes that is the place where you should upload your unziped theme... And you're good to go :)
     
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    You can't install custom themes on wordpress.com