How to Install WordPress Themes Manually

How to Install WordPress Themes Manually

Wondering how to install WordPress themes Manually 

It’s very simple actually.People install themes manually when they are bought or downloaded through another website.To be honest in our first try to download a theme , we had a thousand and one problems ,but since we kept it real ,we experimented and found out some secrets about WordPress which we never told anybody ,because nobody would share his petrol or gold mine.

 

A piece of advice

Never buy themes from websites ,which say you will get the theme 50,60,70,80,99% down.It’s just a cheap scam ,which you gonna take.But think a bit.If you have the offer to buy a brand new Iphone for 500$ and for 200$, which one would you pick ? Are you sure the 200$ one isn’t just a fake and you will lose your money ? Never trust such 3rd party websites.They just advertise as being legit ,but nothing is legit from a reseller.They buy the theme for 60$ ,but later they make at least 6000$ ,by simply selling a 1 time update to other people.

If you want to buy legit themes then do it from Theme Forest

How to Install WordPress Themes Manually​

Once you’ve located the ZIP file, here’s how to install it.

Head to your WordPress dashboard and hover the Appearance. Then, click on ‘themes’ after that click on Add New:

How To Install WordPress Theme By Uploading A ZIP File – Appearance > Themes > Add new <

On the next screen, click the Upload Theme button at the top:

Upload WordPress theme from a .zip on your WordPress dashboard panel

After you click the button, a new interface window will appear:

  • First, click Choose File and select the ZIP file from your computer.
  • Then, click Install Now
Select your WordPress Theme .zip file from your desktop to upload on WordPress

There will be a slight delay while WordPress uploads and installs your theme, the time depends of your servier, theme size and hosting company, normally it takes 30 seconds . Then, you’ll be able to click the Activate button to make your new theme active:

After upload your new WordPress theme click on the ‘active’ button to start using your new template

Note: Sometime you will download a .zip master folder with some files on it, in this case just open this master.zip and extract/remove the themename.zip from it, do not try to upload the themeMaster.zip on your WordPress, just upload the themeName.zip.

install WordPress theme from zip – extract theme files from themeMaster.zip to get the theme files and upload on WordPress

Do you need help on installing plugins ? Check this article for detailed explanation

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