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How to Install & Update a theme

Using FTP

To add a new Theme to your WordPress installation you must follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the Theme archive and extract the files it contains.
  2. Use a FTP client (we recommend FileZilla) to access your host web server and upload the extracted folder, to wp-content/themes directory. For example, a Theme named ''conference'' should be in wp-content/themes/conference-wpl/. If you plan to make some customizations to the theme upload the "child theme"  and activate it.
  3. Follow the instructions to activate the Theme.

Using the Administration Panel

  1. Download the Theme archive and extract the files it contains.
  2. Log into the WordPress Administration Panel.
  3. Select the ''Appearance Panel'', then ''Themes''.
  4. Select ''Install Themes''.
  5. Use the submenu and select „upload“, select the file (themename-wpl.zip) from your computer and click on „install now” button.

NOTE* If you want to update the theme delete it first and after that follow the steps.

Activate the Theme

  1. Log into the WordPress Administration Panel.
  2. Select the ''Appearance Panel'', then ''Themes''.
  3. From the Available Themes section, click on the theme name (or Theme screenshot) in order to activate the theme.
  4. A preview of the Theme will be shown.
  5. To activate the Theme click the “Activate” link in the top right.


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