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How to install a theme in Wordpress

by SW Team

Themes are very important because they define the appearance of our website, and even will give us some special options that will facilitate our work and improve the user experience.




When you access to ‘Appearance> Themes’ appear all installed themes and the option to adding new ones.




To install a theme we have several options, all depends on the theme you want to install.


Search engine of Wordpress themes

If you haven’t chosen the theme you want to install yet, you can use the Wordpress themes search engine where we will find a large library of themes, and most of them are free.

To do this, we can search by any keyword and/or using any of the filters.



Once chosen the theme we'll just click ‘Install Now’, they will ask you for FTP access and start installing the theme.


After installing we will only activate the theme.

On the other hand, if you have obtained the theme of an external page to Wordpress, we can also go directly to hang with one of the two options provides you with Wordpress, via their own ‘uploader’ or ‘ftp’.

Upload a theme using the uploader

On the same page of search themes we find the ‘Upload’ option, when entering you must select the .zip file of theme that we should have in our computer.




Once uploaded theme you will only have to click on ‘Install Now’, they will ask you for FTP access, start installing the theme and at the end we will only activate the theme.

Upload a theme by FTP

With this option you must access an FTP client program to the ‘/wp-content/themes folder’ and unzip here the contents of the theme .zip file.

Once we have uploaded we will only entering to the ‘appearance> themes section’ and activate the theme we just loading.