Activating the Theme

Activating the Theme

Activating the Theme


Now that new Theme is in /wp-content/themes/ directory (whether you used Administration ScreenscPanel or FTP method), this new Theme is ready to be activated. All themes in /wp-content/themes/ directory are available for Activation and Update (when update is provided by theme author), but only one theme from this directory can be Active.

When theme is Activated it means that this theme’s style and functionality (look and behavior) will be applied on your site. You will be informed by Administration notification about successful activation of the Theme.

Activated Theme Notice

To activate a Theme for your site:

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Screens.
  2. Select the Appearance screen, then Themes.
  3. You should see here all themes from your /wp-content/themes/ directory and from here you can see details for each of them by clicking on Theme Details (rollover the Theme thumbnail).
  4. Live Preview option will give you preview of your site with your site’s content.
  5. To activate the Theme click the Activate button.

Your selection will immediately become active.

Note: If the Theme preview is blank, do NOT activate the new Theme without investigating further. Your site may not be displayed correctly, otherwise. If you do not see Theme’s thumbnail at all, your new Theme might be corrupted or broken. Take a look below installed theme’s thumbnails if there is any info about broken themes. In this case contact the Theme author for help.

Broken Theme



Adding New Wp Themes

Adding New Wp Themes

Adding New Themes

Most of themes in WordPress Theme Directory come with installation instructions, especially the ones that may require more steps than the usual theme installation. Be sure to read through and follow those instructions for the successful installation of the Theme. If your Theme does not work after following any provided instructions, please contact the Theme author for help.

Adding New Themes using the Administration Screens

You can download any theme from WordPress Theme Directory directly to your site by using the Add New option in the Appearance sub-menu.

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Screens.
  2. Select the Appearance screen, then Themes.
  3. Select Add New.
  4. Either use the Search or Filter options to locate a Theme you would like to use.
  5. Click on the Preview link to preview the Theme or the Install link to upload the Theme to your site,
  6. Or use the Upload Theme button at the top of page to upload a zipped copy of a Theme that you have previously downloaded to your machine.
Install New Theme – Administration Screens

When the Theme is already downloaded but not activated Live Preview option will give you preview of your site with your own, existing content.



Select and Applying Theme

Select and Applying Theme

Read more about Wordpress themes here... https://wordpress.org/suppoert/article/using-themes/

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Your theme can have different layouts, such as static or responsive, using one column or two. Your theme can display content anywhere you want it to be displayed. Your theme can specify which devices or actions make your content visible. Your theme can customize its typography and design elements using CSS.

Free WordPress themes are indeed totally free, with no strings attached. The lack of features in free themes makes them lean, and therefore typically faster to load. Premium themes will come with far more functionality out of the box. Ongoing support and updates mean premium themes are more secure in the long run.

Most of the time it's very much worth buying a premium theme. The benefits of support, alone, can make it worth the price. And when you figure the most expensive themes out there are under $100 - and most are between $20 & $50, it's a tiny investment.

It's not as strict when it comes to vetting themes, but you'll be safe if you exercise some caution when making your choice. In general, if a theme is popular and has been updated recently, it's likely to be a secure option. ... The themes are often updated to fit the present-day WordPress context.

Intro to Wordpress

Intro to Wordpress

WordPress is an Open Source software system used by millions of people around the world to create beautiful websites and blogs. It is completely customisable by the use of themes and plugins.

“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”

Themes can be easily downloaded from the official WordPress site or from hundreds of other places around the web. The same goes with plugins, which are used to extend the functionality of your WordPress site.

As well as being a fantastic blogging and content management system, one of the huge benefits is the wealth of information out there. There’s a great community of people behind the design & development of the WordPress system itself. People from all over the world contribute their time, knowledge and skill to keeping WordPress updated and secure.

There’s also a huge number of designers, developers & bloggers who share their knowledge through blog posts, tutorials, reviews, videos and the creation of thousands of themes & plugins.

WordPress powers a staggering amount of websites. In fact, it powers over 35% of the whole web! Everything from personal blogs to large corporate websites. The following are just a very few examples of the millions of diverse sites powered by WordPress…