So now that you’ve finished updating your blog settings, it’s time to change the WordPress theme for your blog!
There are two different ways to choose and install a new theme.
Option 1 – Pick a free theme from WordPress theme repository.
Option 2 – Download a WordPress theme from outside of WordPress and upload it.
I will show you both options in this tutorial.
How to Install a Theme from the WordPress Theme Repository
Step 1: Go to Appearance > Themes
Step 2: Click on Add New
Step 3: Scroll through the available themes. Click on any theme to view details and preview before installing.
Step 4: View theme details and preview. You can install and activate the theme on this screen or you can click the X and follow Step 3 to choose another.
Your theme is now active. You can now begin to customize it.
How to Upload and Install a WordPress Theme
Before following the steps below, you must purchase the theme of your choice and download the .zip file to your computer.
Follow Steps 1 and 2 from above: Go to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New
Step 3: Upload Theme
Step 4: Choose the .zip file download from your purchase and click open
Step 5: Install the uploaded theme
You can now Activate the theme and begin to customize it.
Are you setting up a new blog? Get all of the steps in the Complete Blog Set-Up Checklist