One of the greatest parts of running a WordPress website is the ability to quickly and easily change the layout, look and feel of the entire thing in just a few seconds by swapping themes. There are thousands and thousands of themes out there with new ones being made each and every day. The question is, how do you install WordPress Themes?
Three ways to Install a WordPress Theme
There are really three ways to install WordPress themes and we’re going to go over the two most common. First is to install a free theme from the WordPress Free Themes Directory, second is to upload a theme from your desktop using the built in WordPress Uploader and the third, and trickiest, is uploading a theme from your desktop using a File Transfer Protocol program
Free Themes Directory Method
Within your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance, then Themes and then click the tab at the top of the page titled Install Themes. By using the search function, using the Feature Filter, or clicking on “Featured,” “Newest” or “Recently Updated” you will be searching through the Free Themes Directory on the WordPress website. This is the only safe spot, really, to find free themes. Once you find the theme you want click “Install” and then “Install Now.” At this point you can al