How to Install a WordPress Theme

Install a wordpress theme
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Last Updated 21/12/2023

How to Install a WordPress Theme?

This article will walk you through how to install a WordPress theme. Follow these simple steps when Installing a Theme:

  1. Log into the WordPress website
  2. In the Dashboard on the left-hand side click Appearance
  3. Under Theme click Add New Theme
  4. Click Install on a Theme
  5. Click Activate

Recommended Reading: Setting up WordPress Back Office Settings

Straight out of the box, you won’t need to install a WordPress Theme because your website will have one installed by default to function correctly. Out-of-the-box, your website’s theme will be the year it was created, in this case, “Twenty Twenty-Four”. WordPress will install this default theme and a few others onto your website. In the next part of this article, we will guide you through changing these themes.

Wordpress website Theme

How to install a WordPress Theme:

  1. Log into your WordPress back office
  2. Click Appearance
  3. Themes
  4. Choose your website theme
  5. Click Add New Theme
  6. Activate 

The developers can update themes regularly. To keep your website up-to-date and secure, make sure you update your website once a month. When your site needs updating, a little red circle with a number in it will appear in the left side panel – this indicates the number of updates needed. Always make sure you back your website up before updating. All PODTech Hosting plans come with a daily backup as standard so you can ensure your site information is saved.

Updating WordPress Themes is similar to updating plugins, we would recommend reading: Updating Plugins

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