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How do I install a wordpress theme?

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  1. VitalityMN

    VitalityMN Regular Member

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    So, I downloaded the latest 3.6.1 wordpress or whatever update it's currently on. And I also downloaded some themes (not from the wordpress site), and they are in .zip files. I don't know what to do with them to get the theme onto my site... Can somebody please help?
     
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    Don't unzip the file, go into your wordpress dashboard and then go to the Appearance tab on the left hand side of your screen, then go to themes, after that you will see a tab called install themes, click that. Now Click the upload link and it will take you to the browse for file, select browse and find the theme on you computer and select it and press open, once you have the theme selected you can now press the install theme button. Now your theme will install and you will have to click the activate link.
     
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    Go to appearance/themes then go to Install Themes button on the top of the page. Then click upload button and choose a ZIP file from your PC that you want to have installed. Wait till the theme is installed and then click activate (if you wanna activate it)
     
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    Also be careful what you are uploading to your server. Do not use nulled ones, 99% of them has malicious scripts.
     
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    Its so easy to do. Just browse for wordpress and theme installation videos. There are so many out there which will give you a clear view on how to install it.
     
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    ultrahumor Newbie

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    Donot unzip the zip file and upload it in your wordpress dashboard.

    or unzip the zip file and upload it to your server using FTP
     
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    The installation of a Word pressdesigncan besimple or hard, depending on theconcept and it?s availabilitywithin theWord pressthemesservice.

    The automatedinstallationsystemcomesveryusefulwithpublisheddesigns, but mayissuesneglect or stylesaren'toffered, and somethingneed toresort to theold fashionedfilespublish, either via Word press or through theold-fashionedFile transfer protocol.
     
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    I take it your hosting doesn't have any 1 click installation features such as fantastico.
    If this is the case follow the instructions here. http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
    or search for videos on youtube.
    For the theme installation http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes
    But hey why bother? If you don't know how to search the internet you'll never make any money on it.
     
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    The best thing is watch a video on youtube.
     
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    Wow! Cannot believe that this did not turn into a flame fest. @OP... Go to youtube and search for videos for how to do it with your specific hosting account.

    Keyword: How to installl wordpress and theme on (your hosting provider here) ie: hostgator/godaddy/namecheap

    Also your hosting provider should have a help forum or a FAQ page that will tell you step by step. Or if you google it perhaps you will find a blogpost that has screenshots as well. Just make sure it is up to date and not some wordpress version from 5 years ago.
     
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    watch some videos on youtube and you can easy install it without any problem
    most hosting comes with 1 click wordpress install
     
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    th0m4s Regular Member

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    codex[dot]wordpress[dot]org/Using_Themes#Adding_New_Themes
     
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    Hey OP, here it is..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPuBLvP8c6g