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How to Install a WordPress Theme

So you have ventured into the wonderful world of WordPress (welcome) + you have found your ideal theme to use for your website but now you’re asking yourself “How do I install this?” “What do I do with these zipped files I just bought”? Well, I have the answer to all of those head scratching questions right here. I’ll show you how to upload your theme in a few simple clicks.

If you are looking for a brand spanking new WordPress theme, you can either ask Google, or check out my theme shop!

How To Install a WordPress Theme | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Minimal WordPress Themes

Login in to your WordPress admin area and navigate to Appearance > Themes.

This page is where all your uploaded themes are + where you can swap + change, activate themes or simply admire your collection. You will already have the WordPress default themes here.

At the top of that page, click Add New + you will be taken to the WordPress Theme Depository page. You can easily install any of these themes by hovering over the theme thumbnail + clicking Install. You can also Preview the theme in this way before installing.

How To Install a WordPress Theme | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Minimal WordPress Themes

If you have purchased + downloaded a theme outside of WordPress you should now have a .zip file saved to your computer.

At the top of the Theme Depository page, click Upload Theme. This will display an upload form. Browse to where you saved your themes .zip file. highlight your file and click Open + then click Upload.

Once your theme has finished installing, you will be presented with a screen where you need to click Activate Now.

How To Install a WordPress Theme | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Minimal WordPress Themes

That’s it! Had on over  to your website URL (you may need to refresh) + you should see your new theme installed.

Now, if you purchased a Pixel Boutique Theme you can check out the Support Page + at the bottom is a bunch of Theme Guides for all of the themes in the shop. You will find the password to each guide n your readme file that would have been included in your download.

If you need any further help, please let me know + happy blogging.

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