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!

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If you purchased a PB theme, you will have downloaded a file that will be appropriatly name to match the theme you purchased. For example, if you bought the Dear Laura Theme, you should have a file in your downloads called

Step 1: Unzip the downloaded file (See this guide on how to unzip if you struggle) This will leave you with the files contained in that zip, including another zip called This is the file that contains all the files you need for your theme to work.

Make sure you have a read through the readme.pdf file. This contains links and passwords to a complete theme guide for your new theme.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: At the top of that page, click Add New + then Upload Theme

Step 4: You should now see an upload form. Browse to where you saved your 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.

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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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