How to Find And Install a WordPress theme

Okechukwu Solomon June 25, 2018

A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software.

WordPress website platform uses design templates called “Themes” to figure out how your site should look. Changing your blog’s layout and design is as simple as installing a new theme.

There are over 5,000+ professionally designed, fully-customisable and free wordpress themes to choose from – so you’ve got a lot of options. There are also a lot of premium wordpress themes with good design which you can purchase for your website. If you want to see more premium type of templates and themes, head over to Themeforest.net. One more thing "Avoid using Nulled or Cracked themes or scripts" because most of them does not have license. You host can terminate your account if they discover any theme or script without license. You can get free themes that has license at wordpress.com which you can modify to be yours.

How to find and install a WordPress theme


Log in to your wordpress dashboard and scroll down tothe “Appearance” tab in the WordPress sidebar, when it drops down, then click on “Themes”.




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On the next screen, you’ll see several themes that are already installed. If you don’t like those ones, then click the “Add New” button at the top, to start searching for a theme.



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On the next page, you’ll see tabs where you’ll find featured, popular and new themes, as well as a “Feature Filter” and search bar.



I really like the “Feature Filter” option, because you can choose themes in certain color schemes, select specific layouts and even choose themes with built-in advanced features.

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Just choose the options you want, then click “Apply Filters” on the left hand side. If you’re finding this challenging, just search by keyword – if you are looking for a magazine theme, just type the keyword "magazine" in the search bar and wait for results on the next page.



When you’ve found a theme you like, click “Install”. You’re nearly done!. Wait for the theme to finish installation. After the installation you can Activate or Preview the the before activation.

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If you clicked Activate, after successful activation visit your website and see your new theme.



That's it. How to find and install wordpress themes

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