Hello there, We saw on how to start a blog and also on How to setup and install WordPress Now, let’s move on to the next. The next step comes is to install a theme on your WordPress website. If you are just messing around in dashboard, you may have already known but if you don’t, here is a quick tutorial on how to install and customize themes in your WordPress website.
So let’s begin
How to Install and customize Themes theme in WordPress
First of all, login to your WordPress dashboard, You will find an option called Appearance over your mouse there and you will see a right panel, there you will see another option called Themes Click on it.
When you click there, you will see some of the basics pre-installed themes in there, you can select from there or you can add another theme by clicking on Add new option right near the theme. If you have more themes installed you can even search for the any installed theme.
When you click on add new theme, you will see a bunch of themes there, these are free themes provided by WordPress.org free themes directory. They are free to use themes but give you lesser customization option and features as compared to Paid themes. They give you the lesser option as well as design is not that Good but if you are just starting I would recommend going with the free theme to get to know WordPress. You can either choose a free theme or head on to ThemeForest to select paid themes.
If you wanna install the free theme, select your favorite theme and click on the install button visible as you hover your mouse there.
once installed, click on ACTIVATE button and the theme will be activated and will be set as a current theme on your website.
Now, all you have to do is click on the Install Button and it will start installing the theme. you can download and install more themes if you want.
If you choose to use the paid theme, then you will have to download the theme from the official website of ThemeForest or from wherever you have purchased the theme from.
When you click on ADD THEME, you will find an option called Upload theme right near the add theme option.
Click on it and upload the downloaded file in .zip format, click on activate the theme and the theme will be applied.
Now, the point comes on changing the look and feel of your website. How to edit the theme and customize it.
For that purpose, all you need to do is hit on the customize option right below the theme option when you go to Appearance
When you click on it, you will see options on editing the theme, okay now this may vary from theme to theme, so we won’t be going in deep on this but when you click on it, as of our theme ( Hestia ) It will look something like this.
Site identity is the heading and tagline of your website. You can adjust the colors and widgets from here, you can see how your website look and change it from here.
If you choose a paid theme, you will receive a separate panel for your theme to adjust the settings.
So, that’s how you install and customize the theme on your WordPress powered website.