How to manually install wordpress themes?

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  • Some unzipping archive tool (WinRAR, 7zip, Jzip, etc.) as 99% of the uploads are archived to lessen the size and keep files in one piece.
  • FTP or cPanel (as it is widely used) to your server, or if you are doing it locally then you can skip this step.
  • A bit of knowledge about WordPress.


  • Go to your root folder of the WordPress installation. (Usually public_html)
  • Unzip the theme folder on your PC.
  • Connect to your site’s server using FTP.
  • Navigate to the /wp-content/themes directory.
  • Upload the theme folder to the /wp-content/themes directory on your web server.
  • Go to the Dashboard’s Appearance page and you will see the new theme is displayed theme. If a mistake is made, delete all the newly uploaded files and repeat the procedure again.

Additional information

  • Some themes requires you to install additional plugins in order to work. Usually those plugins are bundled within the archive you download.
  • Some themes requires you to activate them in order to have all functions enabled. (For nulled themes, you can try to enter several letters are see if that works).
  • Some themes will have a separated folders with demo-content which you will have to import if you want to use demos.

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