Installing and activating a theme

Note: This documentation assumes that you already have WordPress installed on your website. If not, please refer to the WordPress codex for direction: Installing WordPress.

Option #1: Installing via your WordPress admin panel

  • Download the theme .zip file from your member area.
  • Login to your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme

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  • Select the theme .zip file from your hard drive and click “Install Now”
  • WordPress will automatically upload and install the theme within a few seconds. Once done, click “Activate”
  • Your theme is now installed and activated on your site, and you will be redirected directly to the theme settings panel

Option #2: Installing via FTP

  • Download the theme .zip file from your member area.
  • Unzip the theme in on your hard drive. You should now have the theme unzipped in a folder.
  • Login to your site’s FTP account via your favorite FTP client and go to [your site home dir]/wp-content/themes/
  • Upload the theme folder in “wp-content/themes/” on your server
  • Now login to your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance > Themes
  • You should see your theme among the other themes installed on your site
  • Click “Activate”
  • Your theme is now installed and activated on your site, and you will be redirected directly to the theme settings panel