Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to install wordpress theme from Dashboard | via FTP

Posted by Jaysukh Patel

How to install wordpress theme via Dashboard without FTP OR via FTP without Dashboard –

This article learns basically for new blogger who have no knowledge of publishing your blog using new external theme.

In market thousands of sites available to select the best wordpress theme to get attractive look.

Before you have to install a new theme you have learnt some basic things apart from that but this will helps in batter blogging.

Before we are going to change the wordpress theme. We should remember some basic things for blogger.
1.Keep back of current wordpress theme with all setting whish is previously sated by you.
2.Reinstall necessary plugins for new themes.

List of sites display below : that’s helps to more options to choose best wordpress themes.

  1.[Free theme]
  2.[Free theme]
  3. [Premium theme]
  4. [Official professional theme available on wordpress site]

Whenever you download wordpress theme it’s always available in .zip format. At the starting stage of blogging you can set wordpress theme from the wordpress with recommend topic on search option.
Now you can upload your theme with two different methods available to keep live flourishing design on your blog or site.

Guide to install wordpress theme using wordpress dashboard

Please follow the below navigation path:

  • 1. Login your wordpress account

  • 2. Click “Appearance” [ From Right side menu]

  • 3. Select “THEME” under the appearance tab

  • 4. Select “install theme” from top of the page

  • 5. Finally you have to ready to upload using “UPLOAD” button.

See blow image –

Wordpress Theme For Upload

After upload has been done, on the next screen you , you will see an option for to activate the theme like in below image.
Now you are ready to enjoy after upload successfully.
WordPress Activation Theme
Don’t miss to check out all the functionality regarding to design and all with preview button.

How to install wordpress theme using FTP:

FTP helps to you, when some the file and design not match with wordpress criteria cause of some restriction and copyright issues.
At that movement second option apart from the dashboard, install wordpress theme with the FTP

Step 1

Extract .zip folder with right side click and extract here option.
See below screen
ExtractingWordPressTheme Folder

Step 2

Login to File zill from your desktop and connect your wordpress root folder with the below screen.
Uploading-WordPress-Theme upload in FTP
Now you can enjoy new theme with activate option available in wordpress dashboard.

How to activate wordpress new theme(Using FTP) from Dashboard :

You can see the all previously applied theme from your dashboard. And activate also directly from there.
See in below screen:

Publish wordpress theme

Don’t miss to read below article for blogger:

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Knowledgekites Support Team


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