WordPress Tutorial – How to Change Install & Activate a New Theme

More free tutorials at mcbuzz.wordpress.com This WordPress Tutorial uses WordPress version 2.8.4 hosted on a third-party web host. The technique to change a theme is the same on sites hosted on WordPress.com. Third-party-hosted WordPress sites (also called "self-hosted" or "full version" or "WordPress.org version" WordPress sites) allow you to upload themes that you buy or find online, either through the WordPress Dashboard or using a search for "free wordpress themes" on Google or one of the other search engines. This tutorial shows how to delete a theme using Appearance – Manage Themes in the WordPress Dashboard. It shows how to find new free themes using Appearance – Install Themes in the WordPress Dashboard. And shows how to upload a theme from your computer. It shows how to activate a new theme once you find it or upload it. WordPress themes come in the form of a .zip file. You can buy "Premium Themes" and you can find thousands of free themes using the Dashboard or by searching for "free wordpress themes" on the Web.

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10 Responses to WordPress Tutorial – How to Change Install & Activate a New Theme

  1. tylerSB September 28, 2009 at 5:18 am #

    there is no add new theme link. I’m confused. Did this get changed?

  2. pctutourials October 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Same Here Cant find add theme thing

  3. mysteakrecipes November 30, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    These features are available on WordPress 2.7 and up. Just check your version and if you decide to upgrade, make sure your installed plugins are compatible first.

  4. taiwanadventure February 7, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    There isn’t a add new theme link anymore. Does anyone know how to do this now?

  5. DRAWER27 February 16, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    hey cool tutorial man
    but i just wanna know if i can add my own image to the background on wordpress
    if you how to do it let us know

  6. xlr814music May 3, 2010 at 2:06 am #

    Guys, there really isn’t any ‘Add New Theme’ button anymore. You just go to the Appearance section, click THEME, then you’re gonna see a little search box on top of a couple of themes. And beside the search box is something that says FEATURE FILTERS. So you click that and viola.

  7. MusicLover9517 August 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Nice tut, but talk louder, I had the youtube and computer volume all the way up and I could still barely hear you =)

  8. mcbuzzvideo August 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    You’ll note that this is an old tutorial. In general, YouTube comment features are crap, so I don’t do a good job of monitoring. Google ‘Business Blogging 101’ and you will find the McBuzz tutorials website.

  9. caz0rz January 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    @xlr814music Nope my dashboard doesn’t have an Appearance button.

  10. mcbuzzvideo October 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    @GoodEarthBonnie Check out “WordPress 101 Tutorials” wp101 – com or @wp101 on Twitter Using your own domain on WordPress com does not allow you to upload themes

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