Installing WordPress Themes

´╗┐Installing WordPress Themes

Installing WordPress themes is a very simple task that is often made to appear very difficult. It can be a major cause of problems for beginners who are seeking ways of making custom settings on their websites. A default style is very annoying since it does not reflect your personal taste.

The first thing to do is downloading and unzipping the theme file that interests you. The second thing is uploading the theme and the final step is activating it. WordPress theme files come in zipped format. A zip file is one that allows you to store files with the same formats together such that they can be referred to easily. The resulting file becomes smaller and is easier to download.

To download the zipped files, just click on the word ‘download now’. You will be prompted to save the files at a position where you can easily access them. Once the WordPress themes files have been downloaded, they need to be unzipped or decompressed. This converts them into normal files that are ready for use.

The matter of whether you need unzipping software for your WordPress theme depends on the type of the computer that you are using. All recent computers that operate on windows have no problem handling this software. When you have unzipped the theme, you just upload it onto your website. There are many ways through which you can do this. One of the ways is through FTP, a term which means File Transfer Protocol.

To have access to your FTP, you need to have a username as well as a password. Your web host provides you with this information. These details also enable you to access your website directory. FTP client is what you need before you can start off. FileZilla is the client for Windows. The newly obtained FTP software ought to be installed after which a new connection should be opened. Then enter the address given by the web host.

It will not take long before you are connected with your website as well as your directory listing. Navigate through the website until you locate WordPress, the ultimate destination for your WordPress theme. The position varies depending on the web host. Normally it is found inside a directory which is known as “”public html””. Then navigate through WordPress until you locate plugins.

Having done this, you can now upload the theme. Remember that you are required to upload both the theme directory and the files. Be aware of certain unzip applications begging to be uploaded which are not appropriate for uploading. Bold for instance represents a file that is meant for uploading. Files that are not meant for uploading can cause the greatest problem to users since it is difficult to set them apart from other types of files.

Guangzhou/style.css is one very common file that presents itself but which should not be installed. Once you have installed the theme, it is not ready for use until you activate it. The WordPress themes Activation stage is very simple. Log in to the administration panel of your WordPress and finish the activation.

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