How to add or change WordPress themes?
As discussed in our last articles that, WordPress is a CMS framework as content management system and it was originally created for blog websites but later development it is used to create big sites for business, portfolio, ecommerce etc.
WordPress comes with a WordPress admin panel to manage different things in site design, layout and for functionality.
A number of people are engaged in providing world class services to use WordPress to create any kind of websites. Peoples are engaged in creating different types of theme so to use them in creating different functionality websites in WordPress.
You can choose free themes on wordpress.org and use them on your site also if you want much heavier themes and use a theme which needs less customization work and that is already according to your website design and layout then you can also buy that one form different theme seller websites like codecanyon, themeforest, colorlib, elegantthemes, themefy etc. You will find a number of theme seller websites on google. And all of them are having a verity of themes to use from.
To use a free theme you can directly get them from you WordPress admin by going in
on top and you will find a number of themes below, also you can search your desired theme name in the given search box. When you find your desired theme then click on that theme and then activate if directly.
You will see that you new theme is now active and your website is accessing that theme.
If you finds your desired theme anywhere outside like on any other free theme website or any paid theme then you just need to download that theme in the .zip format because WordPress only accepts .zip file format. So, after downloading this theme file you have two options to activate this theme in your website.
First one from admin panel, by going same like
Appearance>themes>Add new>Upload theme
and after doing so you will get a browse button on that page, then select you theme there and click upload. After this your theme will be uploaded and as before you can directly activate it and check that its working on your live site.
Second one by using FTP, FTP is file transfer protocol and it uses your server to directly upload that file inside the theme folder. So to use ftp to upload your theme you need to open your ftp client like FileZilla or any other. Fill your login credentials and go to your main site inside the theme folders then go to wp-content folder and you will find a theme folder inside this. Open this theme folder and upload your .zip file inside this then extract that theme file inside this same folder. After extracting go to your WordPress admin panel and go to same address like
and here your will find your uploaded theme you only need to select that and activate that theme file. And you will see that the theme is successfully activated.