ways to Install WordPress Theme

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Installing a WordPress theme is not as difficult as many people think it is. The thing that tends to confuse people is that there are two apart methods you can use when as trying to figure out how to install WordPress theme.

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So you have chase high and low and found the perfect WordPress theme. Now you need to know how to install WordPress theme or it will just be a lovely file collecting dust on your hard drive. Installing a WordPress theme is not as difficult as many people think it is. The thing that tends to confuse people is that there are two apart methods you can use when as trying to figure out how to install WordPress theme. Manually install WordPress theme First I will go over how to install WordPress theme manually to help you get familiar with the WordPress structure.

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1. To install a WordPress theme manually you will need to download the theme which I am assuming you have done by now. 2. You will also need to unzip the WordPress theme to a folder on your hard drive try not to forget where you put it. 3. Now you will need to fire up your FTP program and FTP to your site. 4. At this point you will want to navigate to the themes folder by going to the wp-content folder and then the themes folder. 5. Once you are in the themes folder on your web site you will want to navigate to the theme you unzipped on your hard drive you did remember where you put it didnt you. 6. You will then need to upload the theme on your hard drive folder and all to the themes folder on your web site. 7. After your all FTPd out you will want to go back to your browser and log into your WordPress blog on your site. 8. You will then go to the Appearance option on the left side menu and select the Themes option. 9. At this point you should be able to see your theme listed as an option. If not then you perhaps uploaded it as a folder within a folder and will need to double check it. 10. You should now be able to preview and then activate your theme by select the appropriate options listed under your theme.

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Automatically install WordPress theme 1. If you are lazy like me you will want to let WordPress do all the work for you. So now we will learn how to install WordPress theme by letting WordPress visit down and dirty. 2. To keep WordPress to work you will need to first log into your blog. 3. You will navigate to the Appearance option on the left side of the menu. 4. Next you are going to click on the Themes option located under the Appearance tab. 5. Once you are below the Themes section you will see Manage Themes at the top of the page. Next to the Manage Themes tab you will view the Install Themes tab which will probably be grayed out. You will want to click on the Install Themes tab to make it the active tab.

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6. Now you have a couple options this way. o Option one is that you dont have a theme in mind so for and want to search for one. In this case you will pick the options you are looking for and click Search. Once you have the results up on screen you can scroll through until you find one that you like and want to use. At this point it is only a matter of previewing the theme to make sure it is what you are looking at and if it is then you can click Install and let WordPress do its magic. o Option two assumes that you have already downloaded the theme you want to use. In this case you will want to select the Upload option that you will find available down the Install Themes tab. Once you have selected the Upload option you will deficit to browse to the theme file you downloaded and select it. Yes WordPress will further unzip the file for you. Hows that for services Then it is just a matter of clicking Install Now and let WordPress go to city.

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I prefer to let WordPress do the bad work and install the themes for me. But it is a good idea to get intimate with FTPing to your site and taking a look at how things are structured within WordPress. That way if you have to edit alter or repair your WordPress theme you will know how to find your way around the WordPress world. Once you know how to install WordPress theme you will wonder why it seemed like such a complicated task. You may even find yourself customizing and building your own WordPress themes. Download Free

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