How to install a theme on your WordPress website

When you’re setting out with your WordPress website you’ll need to install a theme. Whether you’re choosing one of the free themes or uploading a premium theme which you’ve bought through a provider, this tutorial will show you how to upload it.

We’ve created this tutorial as a video because it gets into the details without you having to worry about scrolling through reams of text, or missing any steps. However if you would like the text to accompany the video, simply click on the toolbar of the video itself and either choose to enable captions or the transcript and you can follow along from there.

In this video we cover:

  • Where to find the themes in your WordPress dashboard

  • How to delete themes pre-installed with the website

  • How to install and activate a theme from the WordPress library

  • How to upload and activate a premium theme from outside of the WordPress library