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How to Install a Custom WordPress Theme

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If you’ve decided to take the plunge and use a custom theme in WordPress, but would like a quick step by step guide to make life easier, then read on. These steps assume that you’ve already acquired the theme and have it as a zip file on your local computer.

It’s always a good idea to make a backup before performing major changes to a site!

  1. Login to the WordPress Admin area
  2. Click Appearance, then Themes
  3. Click Add New
  4. Click Upload Theme
  5. Click Browse and locate the zip file on your computer
  6. Click Install Now
  7. Click Appearance, Themes, and Activate