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This tutorial is a part of series of articles on WordPress:

  1. Understanding WordPress
  2. Installing and Setting up WordPress on Virtono
  3. Installing WordPress Manually
  4. Navigating in WordPress Dashboard
  5. Publishing Content
  6. Installing WordPress Plugins
  7. Installing WordPress Themes
  8. Optimizing WordPress Performance
  9. Keeping WordPress Secure

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The look of WordPress site can be changed by applying themes. There are free and premium WordPress themes. Some of them are universal and can be used on any website. Others are built for a very specific purpose, for example, the e-commerce themes.

WordPress made theme installation super easy. It literally takes just a few minutes to install free WordPress themes.

In order to proceed, access the Appearance section and search for a nice looking theme. You can even filter styles by features or colors.

Theme preview feature lets you see how your website will look with a selected theme. This is useful, as it will save your time – you will not have to install multiple designs just to find the theme that fits your needs.

The above method is suitable for free and freemium themes only. What if you purchased a nice looking premium theme? In this case, you will have to upload the theme files manually.

Access the same Appearance section, press the Upload Theme button and select the theme’s .zip file. It can take up to a few minutes for the uploading process to complete. Once it’s done, simply Activate the theme. Need exact steps? See a comprehensive tutorial on how to install themes.

Next Up : Optimizing WordPress Performance


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