Install a Theme in WordPress

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Steps

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    In this video, a premium theme is used. The same method also works for a free theme.
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    To continue, scroll to the theme you want and click "Download" under it
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    Enter your user name and password
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    Click the "SIGN IN" button once you've entered your information
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    The theme will automatically start to be downloaded.
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    Once the download has been finished, navigate to /wp-admin/index.php on your site
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    This is your dashboard.
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    Move the cursor to "Appearance" on the menu of your WordPress web site
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    Then, click "Themes" from the expanded menu that appears
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    Next, click "Add New" in order to add a new theme
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    In the next window, click "Upload Theme"
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    Now, click the "Choose File" button
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    Select the folder into which the theme has been saved
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    In this video, the file is in "Downloads".
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    Find the file
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    In this video, the list is sorted by date to locate "typo-1.43.zip" faster.
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    After selecting the file, click "Open" in the lower-right corner of the window
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    Then, click "Install Now"
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    Near the bottom of the window, you will see the progress of the download. Once the theme has been installed, a window will appear that will inform you that the theme has been installed successfully.
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    You can click "Live Preview" or "Activate"
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    Let's click "Activate" to activate the theme. In this case, a message reading that the memory limit is too low appears. Please refer to our VisiHow tutorial on how to increase the PHP memory limit for DreamHost.
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    Click "Continue"
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    Now, when you visit your web site, you should see that the new theme has been installed.
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This was a tutorial on how to add a theme to your WordPress installation using a premium or free theme. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the section below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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