WordPress theme is an important part of your website especially when you are quite serious about your online business. In simple words, a theme helps you to style your website. You can use various colors combination, templates, widget placements, menu locations, page layouts and many more. Overall, I can say that by using themes you get the full power and control to customize the look & feel of your website. In this blog post, I am going to explain those processes involved in installing a WordPress theme.
When it comes to WordPress themes, hundreds of them are available online. Some are free of cost while some are not free of cost called premium themes. Either you use a free theme or a premium theme for your website, its up-to your choice & no one is going to force you for that but let me tell you that each of them has its own pros and cons.
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If you haven’t decided that which one would be best for you, I suggest you to read this article to make your concept more clear and transparent.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON INSTALLING A WORDPRESS THEME :
GraspMyGizmo is using a Premium theme Genesis Framework. Genesis is one of the strong foundation and top ten WordPress themes as of now & is strongly recommended for WordPress by experts. I have been using it for months and let me tell you that it’s just awesome 🙂
INSTALL THEME BY BROWSE:
Type your website’s address in the search bar like: www.example.com/WP-admin. Now enter your username and password which you have created in your website’s control panel.
Once you are inside your dashboard, search and click on Appearance menu on the left hand side. A new menu list will appear now and in that list Click on Themes on the top.
Now, this is the place where all of your themes are stored as well as displayed. On the top, you can see the option of Add New theme. You can also refer to the screenshot below if you encounter any difficulty.
Here you can search for your new theme by browsing through categories like Featured, Popular, Latest, Favorites and also you can search for themes by apply filters as per you need and choices.
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Once you have selected you dream theme, you have the option to preview it before installing. Check the preview and if it looks awesome then hit Install.
INSTALL THEME BY UPLOAD:
Once you have downloaded your free theme or a premium theme in a .zip format. Repeat the same process and refer the above screenshot. Click on Upload Theme and then Install Now.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed your new theme 🙂
Which theme are you using on your website and how is your experience regarding it? Do let me know your views and opinions in your comments below and also feel free to share the content if you found it helpful!