The process to install a new WordPress theme or change the existing theme is one of the easiest tasks you can perform in WordPress. Yet, selecting the new WordPress theme will require quite a bit of effort from your end.
That said unless you have a brand new website. However, changing a theme needs a few things to be considered in order to ensure a smooth transition from one theme to another. Let’s discuss a few of the precautions you should take into account while changing to a new theme.
Important Measures Before Installing a WordPress Theme
The first of those precautionary measures is to consider the theme’s functionality. Moreover, no two themes provide the exact same functionality. It is also worth noting that, the themes either come with functionality baked into the theme files or functionality is included via plugins. In addition to that, any business specific custom functionality is mostly included in the function file of the child theme.
While changing theme you might want to activate Maintenance mode. You can easily do that by using any one of these amazing plugins. The decision to turn on maintenance mode for a few minutes never goes wrong. As compared to a live broken website presented to its users. Moreover, you should take your time to inspect all the functionality, installed plugins, as well as run a cross-browser compatibility check for your website.
Install a WordPress Theme Directly from the Theme Directory Within Admin Dashboard
Installing a WordPress Theme directly from the WordPress Theme Directory using the Admin dashboard is indeed easy as a piece of a pie. In the admin panel, installing a theme requires a two-step process. First, choose the search criteria for the type of theme you need. Second, click Install and then Activate button. The following short screencast quickly takes you to the required steps of installing a free WordPress theme from the WordPress theme directory.
Install a WordPress Theme Using Upload Method Within Admin Dashboard
In case, you have purchased a premium WordPress theme from any other Theme stores. Then, you will have to upload the theme within the admin dashboard. Don’t worry though, this process is also straight forward. The following short screencast also quickly takes you to the required steps of installing a WordPress theme from your local system using the Admin dashboard.
Install a WordPress Theme Using Upload Method Using cPanel
Now, there will come a time when for any number of reasons you might not be able to install a theme using the above-mentioned methods. In that case, you can also install a theme using your cPanel with your cPanel account credentials.
Although, installing a theme via cPanel is also easy to follow step. But, it does require to have a little understanding of the WordPress directory structure on your end. To clarify, you have to know the location of your WordPress installation directory as well as the themes directory within your WordPress installation.
The following short screencast also quickly takes you to the required steps of installing a WordPress theme. This approach is about your local system using the cPanel. It should also be noted that for most of the time, you won’t need this method unless you have any specific need or just feeling geeky.
That’s all there is to it, installing a theme using three major methods. We hope you will find this post a useful resource for you. If you like this guide, don’t forget to share your feedback, subscribe and spread the word. In fact, we will greatly appreciate it by saying… Thank you! #Peace!