How to Install WordPress Theme Tutorial for Beginners [Step by Step]

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Earlier, you seen how to install WordPress on Hostgator and I hope you should completed WordPress Installation. Now, you can move to change default WordPress theme with your premium responsive one. This is a learn WordPress tutorial about how to install a WordPress theme on WordPress website or blog. It is necessary step to make website more simple and pleasing to readers.

Selecting suitable WP theme is another difficult task for you. Here I will show you how to install WordPress theme responsive one in very simple step with aid of images.

You should have Responsive WordPress Theme setup files on your PC

You should buy a premium responsive theme for getting full features. If you don’t have budget to buy new theme, you can use free WordPress theme.

This is an example and you can follow the same steps for learning how to install WordPress theme.

WordPress Theme Installation Guide for Beginners [Step by Step Images]

How to Install WordPress Theme by Upload

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Login to your WordPress Dashboard and you can see the “Appearance” tab in the sidebar. Place mouse pointer on the Appearance tab, and click on “Themes” from the side drop down menu.

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It will direct to WP Themes manager page and see default installed WordPress themes. Click on Add New and it will direct to Add Themes page where, you can search WP theme from the free library (contains 3000+ WP themes). You can directly install theme from here also.

I hope you already download theme setup file (compressed or .zip file) on your computer.

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Click on Upload Theme and you can see Browse option.

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Click on it and browse the downloaded theme setup file and open it here.

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Then, click on the Install Now and will start WP theme installation process.

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You can see the installation progress step by step in the above image and finally shows completed WP theme installed successfully. Once, it shows you have two options, Live Preview and Activate.

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You can click on the live preview option to see the preview of install WP theme. For most of them, you will not give exact preview. Because after installation, it will take some time to fully propagate with your Website template.

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It is better to click on Activate option and wait for some time to configure WordPress theme automatically. At the same time, you can go to WordPress settings and set up a WordPress blog.

This is all about how to install WordPress theme on WordPress website or blog. You have to select better theme or template for making website or blog attractive, easy to read and navigate through it. Next, you will see How to install WordPress Plugin in the Learn WordPress Guide.

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