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Installing Your First WordPress Theme

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So you have been able to find out the most suitable theme for your WordPress blog and now you are wondering about how you can install it on your site.

Installing your first WordPress theme is not something very much complicated as mostly bloggers think it really is.

The thing which confuses most of the bloggers is that there are two different approaches while you are considering installing your very first WordPress theme.

Installing Your WordPress Theme Manually

First and foremost, I am going to provide you with a guide on how you can install your WordPress theme yourself so that you can easily familiarize yourself with the WordPress structure.

1-      To install a theme by hand, you are required to download a theme.

2-      Unzip the theme to a particular folder on your system.

3-      Now you are required to fire up the FTP application and FTP to your website.

4-      Now, you need to steer to the particular theme folder by surfing through the ‘WP-content’ folder and then the ‘theme’ folder.

5-      Once you have browsed through the theme folder on your site, you need to navigate to the particular theme that you have unzipped on your system.

6-      Upload the particular theme that you have saved on your system to the theme folder on your site.

7-      When done, you need to log in to your WordPress platform on your website.

8-      Go to the ‘Appearance’ section that one the left side of the menu, and then opt for the ‘theme’ option.

9-      Now you will see your selected theme as the listed option. In case not then you should upload it again.

10-  Now you will be able to fully preview it and then get it activated on your blog by selecting suitable options that are listed on your platform’s theme options.

Installing Your WordPress Theme Automatically

If you are someone lazy then you can easily install the WordPress theme via an automatic mode. Now, I will provide you brief information on how you can easily install your WordPress theme automatically.

1-      To install the WordPress theme on your blog, you need to log in to your account.

2-      steer through the ‘Appearance’ feature that is on the left side of your WordPress menu.

3-      Now, you need to click over the ‘Themes’ option that is sited under the ‘Appearance’ option.

4-      Once you are there, you will be able to see the ‘Manage’ tab. by clicking this tab; you will be able to install your required theme which is most likely going to grayed out. You can click over the ‘Install Theme’ option to make it activated.

Once you have been able to install the WordPress theme you will be able to figure out that it has not been much of a complicated task to work on. You can further get your particular theme customized and enjoy your very own personalized WordPress theme on your blog.

Debajyoti Banerjee is the Founder, Director & CEO of Seven Boats - A leading digital marketing agency & digital marketing training institute in India since 2011. He is a Google & LinkedIn Certified Digital Marketer & Trainer, Brand Strategist, Consultant & Entrepreneur. Debajyoti has 17+ years of domain expertise & successful track records in Digital Marketing & emerging technologies. Learn more Schedule an appointment with Debajyoti Banerjee

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