Guidance for Beginners to install external theme in WordPress


Are you looking for WordPress themes for your new blog or website? Do you want to install your own WordPress them? If your answer is ‘yes’ then you have certainly come to the right place. Here, in this blog we will tell you some beginner things that would help you install an external theme onto your WordPress blog or website. If you are a beginner, you possibly have come to know hundreds of thousands of available free as well as paid WordPress themes. As you are starting out, you might want to try out one or more themes on your website or blog prior to buy a right theme for your site.


If you have taken this decision, then we must say you are right. You should try multiple themes to see how it fits on your blog or website before you buy one. This is not a so-called beginner’s guide. Here, in this blog, we will tell you a detailed step-by-step way to install a WordPress theme, this guide will be helpful for beginners who are installing an external theme for the very first time. We will cover 3 different paths to install a WP theme.


Things to know before you install a WP theme:

A WP theme installation is a very easy task, but it can be a bit tricky if you are doing it for the first time. But remember one thing, whenever you activate a new theme it will change your entire plugins functionality, blog or site looks and functions at the same time. When you are jumping from your external theme to a new theme, and choosing it to install on your blog or website, you may want to look at our detail checklist of things. This checklist will help you a lot during the installation of your WP theme.


Before you check out the checklist, we advice you to watch some video tutorials first. There are many different videos on YouTube providing a checklist and ways to help you install a WordPress theme. These types of theme videos are great for beginners as well.


How to install a WordPress theme using theme search.

Installing a WP theme using WP admin theme search is easy and straight forward. Try this method before you try any other installation methods, unless you bought a theme from a developer. The themes found with the theme search function are completely free and very quick to install. It also gives you a quick preview of how the theme will look like after installation. Below we explain how to use the theme search function.

  • First thing you need to do is login to your WP admin area and click on the Admin panel.


  • Next you should click in the left menu on Appearance => Themes => Add New


  • Now on the next screen, you can choose a theme from the categories Features WP Themes, Popular WP themes, Latest WP Themes or you can search for a specific theme using the search bar.


  • Based on your WordPress theme search, you will see a list of themes to choose from.


  • When you find a theme you like, simply point your mouse cursor on the top of the theme-image and press the Preview-button or the Install-button.


By now you probably figured out that it is very easy to install a WordPress theme using the build in theme search function. Bear in mind though that your theme installation is not customized. The free theme you get from the WP cloud is a plain, often hard to edit, version of the theme. These types of themes are good for beginners, but not for developers. If you don’t know how to edit and are just building a simple blog, than these themes are great for you. It is also a great way to learn more about WordPress. If you are looking for a complete customization on your theme, then a developer will help you to customize that for, which can cost you a lot of money.

Beforehand, you can activate or install the theme from the free theme panel and test one or more themes available to you. This way you can test if the themes fit your needs and whether they look nice. These free themes are good before you buy a theme for your WordPress blog or website.


Hope you enjoyed this detailed free theme installation guide and learned something about where to go and how to install a free theme before you start paying deveopers.


Author Bio :

Sunny Chawla is a Marketing Manager at AIS Technolabs, which is a WordPress  development company, helping global businesses to grow in the online market. He would love to share thoughts on Application Development and Digital marketing.


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