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  • I set up WordPress on my local host, purchased a theme, unzipped it and put in in my wp-content folder, went to local host admin and tried to install but it won’t work. So, I thought I’d try to ftp it to my local host but I don’t know if it’s doable or how to set up a local host ftp(what is the host url, etc). Is there a video tutorial or a step by step out there that anyone knows of?? I’m using either Core FTP or Filezilla.

    Thanks in advance

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  • You dont need to use ftp in localhost. FTP is just a way of copying files to a server. Simply copying the files is the same thing.

    You are supposed to put the theme in wp-content/themes/ folder.

    ok – I have the theme in that folder but when I go to Appearance -> Themes-> Install Themes – it says that if I have a theme in a .zip file to select the .zip file to upload which I did but wordpress returns “are you sure you want to do this” I select yes – then it gives me “please try again”. Over and over… =(

    so I then I unzipped the files and just placed them in the wp-content/themes/folder but can’t figure out how to get my wordpress to see that it’s there

    Thanks for helping

    If you have the theme in the /wp-content/themes/ folder, you don’t need to Install Themes. If you’ve installed the theme correctly, it will appear under Appearance -> Themes.

    If you don’t see it there, check the theme folder to ensure there’s a properly marked up style.css file. The folder structure should look something like:


    If there’s an additional directory under theme-folder, by chance, WordPress won’t be able to find the theme’s files:


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