There are two primary ways to install a WordPress theme. They are:
- Upload the WordPress Theme using FTP or SFTP. (If you are interested in using FTP or SFTP then you can get help from our article How to Upload WordPress Themes Using FTP or SFTP with Filezilla?)
- Or you can install a WordPress Theme directly using the WordPress Admin Panel.
In this article, we’ll cover the step by step WordPress Theme installation process without using FTP or SFTP. It is a very fast and simple way to get your theme into your WordPress site without a lot of hassle.
Step 1: Download your desired Theme from the author’s site or the WordPress Themes Directory in your computer.
Step 2: Log into your WordPress website.
Step 3: Click on Appearance > Themes on the left side navigation.
Step 4: Click the Install Themes tab and choose the Upload option near the top of the screen.
Step 5: Choose the .zip file of your downloaded Theme from your computer and click on the button Install Now (Do not try to upload a .zip file containing multiple themes).
Step 6: Activate your theme after it has been successfully uploaded.
And that’s it! All that’s left is to enjoy the look of your new theme.