A tutorial on how to install a theme in the WordPress. A variety of free and premium installation themes are available. The selected theme needs to be activated.
You can customize the appearance of your site to your liking. Some editing features vary depending on the specific theme you choose. However, most of the edits I’m going to write about are available in every WordPress theme.
Choosing WordPress theme for your website
The appearance of the website is affected by the WordPress theme you have chosen in many ways. Some basic themes are already pre-installed in WordPress. You can find them under Appearance option in WordPress Administration. To view them, click Appearance> Themes.
The theme that is active is located at the top of the page. The remaining themes you find here are installed but not active. If you want to compare how your site would look like using a different theme, it’s possible as well.
Live preview of the theme
Move the cursor to a specific theme. Several features will appear. Click Live Preview to go to a new window. Here you can choose which post or page to view in the new theme. You can also try to make some customization, so you could better imagine how a page would look like using a specific theme
If you can’t choose the right one from the many available themes, maybe my post: How to choose the best theme will help you choose.
How to install a theme
If none of the pre-installed themes suits you, you can choose a different one. To install a theme, click Add New. On the page that appears, you can search for free WordPress themes.
You can also find them all on WordPress.org. You can sort the list by Featured, Popular, Latest, or Favourite themes. You can also use the box to search for a specific theme.
When you go to the image of a particular theme in the themes list, you’ll see three buttons:
Adding new theme
Details and preview – opens a new window with a preview and theme details.
Install – Click to download the theme to your site.
Preview – displays a theme preview.
If you find a theme you like in the WordPress themes list, move the cursor over it. The Install button appears. You can install the theme by clicking this button.
Activation of a new WordPress theme
To activate the selected theme from the list of installed themes, click the Activate button that appears when you move the cursor over the preview image of that theme. Another way is to click the theme image to get to the Theme Details window. You will find the Activate button at the bottom part.