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Uploading a Theme (WordPress.org)

If you purchase a theme or download a free theme from the Web, you can install it directly from WordPress. Your theme must be in the .zip format to upload, which is the standard for packaging theme files.

Upload a Theme

  • blue_1.jpg From the main navigation menu, select Appearance, Themes.
  • blue_2.jpg Click the Install Themes tab.
  • blue_3.jpg Click the Upload link.
  • blue_4.jpg Click the Browse button.
  • blue_5.jpg Select the theme you want to upload in the File Upload dialog box, and click the Open button. Depending on your operating system and browser, the names of this dialog box and button might vary.
  • blue_6.jpg Click the Install Now button.
  • blue_7.jpg Click the Live Preview link to preview the theme with your own content. See “Using Live Preview” later in this chapter for more information.
  • blue_8.jpg Click the Activate link if you want to activate this theme now. (You can always activate later.)
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