EasyWP: How to install a new theme for your website

This article describes steps required for a WordPress theme installation.

NOTE: If you just installed WordPress, follow the steps provided in this article. However, if you have a live site, you may want to make a backup of the site, since a theme switch can alter certain functionality.

1. From within your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the Appearance menu and click Themes:



2. On the next page, you can install a new theme by using the Add New option:



You can select a theme from the Featured, Popular, Latest, or Favorites, search all themes using the built-in Search option, or filter themes to your specifications using the Feature Filter option:



NOTE: While there are thousands of freely available third-party themes, some may require payment.

3. You may preview a theme by selecting the Preview option. To install a theme, click Install:



4. Once a new theme is installed, you will need to activate it by clicking Activate:



Now you can start customizing your newly installed theme.

NOTE: While there is no limit to the number of themes you can have installed, only one theme may be activated (used) at a time. Installed theme also take up available storage.


That's it!


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