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uploading new theme (5 posts)

  1. kdarrell
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am so lost. If found a theme I would like to use, but don't know where to find my ftp client or my wordpress administration panel. I am using bluehost. Can anyone point me in the right direction so I can install this theme on my site?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The Adding New Themes section of Using Themes discusses this subject.

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Since Bluehost provides cPanel you can also do this:

    1. Save the zipped theme file to your local machine.

    2. In cPanel File Manager, navigate to your themes folder. If you have WordPress installed in it's own folder called wordpress, you would navigate to "public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes" and if WordPress is installed in your web-root folder you would navigate to "public_html/wp-content/themes".

    3. Once you've navigated to the themes folder in cPanel File Manager, click on Upload file(s) and upload that zip file you saved in your local machine to your host's computer.

    4. Once the zip file is uploaded, click on the file name, then in the panel to the right, click on Extract File Contents, and that zip file will be uncompressed.

    5. Then just go activate that theme in your Admin panels Presentation panel (Administration > Presentation > Themes).

    This assumes the theme you download is a zip file and the files in the zip file are in their proper folder. As an example, the Tiga theme zip file has the files in the folder called tiga.

  4. kdarrell
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you so much for your help!!! I've been trying to figure this out for two days now.

  5. kdarrell
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have it uploaded in my wp/contents/themes file, but it is not showing up in my dashboard. When I go into presentation, it is just still showing the two templates they give you. I have extracted the files, but have no clue what I'm doing wrong. Any advice?

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