What is WordPress Theme?
A WordPress theme changes the design of the website on the front-end. Typically, a WordPress theme controls how the website looks for the user, i.e. layout, color, fonts, and specific functions for each theme.
To put it simply, a lot of things related to layout and color that display in the browser when the user visit website is controlled by the theme. For this website, anything (except the content) displayed here is controlled by the theme.
How to Install WordPress Theme
To install any WordPress theme with any method. First, you need to go to your WordPress website’s dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New.
To add a new theme to WordPress you can do it with 2 different methods.
- Search and install themes from Add Themes option, or
- Upload theme .zip file directly to WordPress.
In case the theme you want to install is available on WordPress.org/Themes, you can install WordPress directly from Add Themes option in your website’s dashboard by just find the theme you want and click Install and then Active.
However, sometimes WordPress theme developer doesn’t put their WordPress theme on WordPress.org, and sometimes the paid version of WordPress theme gives you a .zip file after you bought it. Both situations need you to install the WordPress theme manually by upload the theme’s .zip file.
You can upload a WordPress theme to your WordPress website by going to the website’s dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Choose File (and find your theme’s .zip file) > Install Now
How to Install Themeforest Theme on WordPress
Themeforest is a marketplace where you can buy a lot of great WordPress themes for just $49-59 with lifetime updates. Once you buy a WordPress theme from Themeforest.net you need to install it manually by upload the theme .zip file to your WordPress website.
First, go to the Themeforest account and download the theme file, and purchase code (the code used for the activation process).
WordPress theme .zip file is in “All files & documentation” or “Installable WordPress file only”. Once you download it you need to extract the zip file and find the “theme-name.zip”.
Then, go to your WordPress website’s dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme. Browse the theme file and click install now to install the theme to your WordPress website.
Then, click active now to activate your WordPress theme.
After that, you need to follow the theme documentation to install the required plugin and activate the theme license.