How to Install a WordPress Theme

How to Install a WordPress Theme

Need to know how to install a WordPress theme? As a beginner there is tons of information about themes but it is difficult to find the right one for your needs. In this video we will show you how to install a WordPress theme on your site.

We use the Nisarg theme in this tutorial which has its own theme controls and if you use a different theme it may have different controls than the we use.

In this video the main points we will cover are:

– How to choose a theme
– How to Install a theme
– How to Configure a theme

Changing your theme can change the look and function of your site so you may first want to go through our checklist of things to do before changing your WordPress theme:

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  1. Mohd Sharukh on October 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I want to work in wp

  2. Mohd Sharukh on October 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    nd nice video
    I like it

  3. dave wettlaufer on October 24, 2017 at 1:43 am

    good video, but I have to wonder why you cant preview your site before making it live, just to check for no mistakes.

  4. Prahlad inala on October 24, 2017 at 4:45 am

    In WordPress free blog the free-plugins are not installing
    Until and unless we pay some money???? And chosen a plan

    How to overcome this ???????

  5. tim mellis on January 12, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Does anyone know why I don’t have an “add new” button when I am in my dashboard area and I hover on appearance and click on themes? There is no “add new” button. Does anyone know where I can find it?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on January 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      Are you the admin of your site and are you on a self hosted site rather than a site?

    • Spocar on February 14, 2018 at 8:48 am

      i have the same issue.

  6. Riazal mahmud on June 30, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Would you tell me what WordPress is using software?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      WordPress itself is a software that uses PHP

    • Riazal mahmud on July 2, 2018 at 4:26 pm


  7. Sharique millionaire on August 29, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    I can’t understand anything on the details and preview page of the theme? How to find out which feature and plug-ins does a theme support before installing it

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on August 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      If you are worried about a plugin conflict with a theme then you would want to reach out to that specific theme’s support and they should let you know if there are any issues.

  8. Trina James on September 27, 2018 at 2:19 am

    This must be for a paid wordpress account, the free account is what we all need to learn on and don’t have any information to do so.

  9. David S. on October 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    thank you.this rly helped.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on October 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Glad our video helped 🙂

  10. Ari Kantola on July 9, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I have done exactly the same to activate a new them to my website but is still blank. Somebody can help me?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      Are there any errors on your site?

  11. Aaron Hansome on August 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Almost 10 minutes and it doesn’t show how to upload a premium theme.

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