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Install Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory- Tutorial: A picture of a theme you can install from the WordPress Theme Directory.

Install Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory: Overview

            WordPress allows you to install and use many different themes for your site. This allows for greater creativity and functionality when creating your site. You can download or purchase themes from individual developers, or you can install themes from the WordPress Theme Directory.

            To install themes from the WordPress Theme Directory, start by clicking “Appearance” in the Navigation Bar and then clicking “Themes,” if needed. Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page to show a list of available “Featured” themes to download within the page. To view different themes, click the “Popular” link to see the most popular WordPress themes. Click the “Latest” link to see the latest WordPress themes. To search for a theme by a search term, type a search term into the “Search Themes…” textbox to automatically display matching themes.

            You can click a theme image shown to view details about that theme and preview it. You can view the theme’s user ratings, see details about the theme, and see a theme preview in the window that opens. To install the theme, click the blue “Install” button at the top of the page. To return to the previous page that shows the list of available themes instead, click the “X” button in the upper-left corner.

Install Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory- Tutorial: A picture of a theme you can install from the WordPress Theme Directory.

Install Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory- Tutorial: A picture of a theme you can install from the WordPress Theme Directory.

            Once you have a theme installed, you can use the options in the theme customizer to add customization and functionality to your installed theme.

Install Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory: Instructions

  1. To install themes from the WordPress Theme Directory, start by clicking “Appearance” in the Navigation Bar and then clicking “Themes,” if needed.
  2. Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page to show a list of available “Featured” themes to download within the page.
  3. To view different themes, click the “Popular” link to see the most popular WordPress themes.
  4. Click the “Latest” link to see the latest WordPress themes.
  5. To search for a theme by a search term, type a search term into the “Search Themes…” textbox to automatically display matching themes.
  6. You can click a theme image shown to view details about that theme and preview it. You can view the theme’s user ratings, see details about the theme, and see a theme preview in the window that opens.
  7. To install the theme, click the blue “Install” button at the top of the page.
  8. To return to the previous page that shows the list of available themes instead, click the “X” button in the upper-left corner to close the window.
  9. Once you have a theme installed, you can use the options in the theme customizer to add customization and functionality to your installed theme.

Install Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory: Video Lesson

            You can watch the following video lesson, titled “Installing Themes from the WordPress Theme Directory,” to see how you can install themes from the WordPress Theme Directory. This video lesson is from our complete WordPress 4.0 training, titled “Mastering WordPress Made Easy v.4.0.”

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