How to install a template for WordPress
Installing WordPress Themes
- Access your Web server using an FTP client or Web server administration tools.
- Create a folder for your specific theme under "wp-content/themes" folder within WordPress installation.
For example: <WordPressFolder>\wp-content\themes\<YourThemeName>
- Copy or upload theme files purchased from ColorfulTemplates into the newly created <YourThemeName> folder.
- Log in to your WordPress administration panel and select Appearance -> Themes.
- In the 'Available Themes' section find your theme title and screenshot, then click the 'Activate' link to activate it.
For more information please refer to the official WordPress documentation:
If you use latter versions of WordPress (2.8-3.4),there is an alternative way for installing new themes. In the versions 2.8 and 2.9 you can install a theme by taking the path Appearance -> Add New Themes from your administration panel, and if you have WordPress 3.0-3.4 - by selecting the new tab "Install Themes" at Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes.
To install a WordPress theme, please follow the steps below:
- Export your WordPress theme from ColorfulTemplates as a zip file;
- Log in to your WordPress administration panel and select Appearance -> Themes;
- Switch to the "Install Themes" tab (in WP 3.0-3.4) or select "Add New Themes" (in WP 2.8, 2.9);
- Use the Upload link in the top menu to upload and install a zipped copy of a theme from ColorfulTemplates.
After the activation you will see the following message:
VERY IMPORTANT: To make sure that your template looks identical to how it appears on ColorfulTemplates, it is absolutely imperative that you enable "Include Content".
On the other hand "Include Content" might delete your old content, so make sure you have made a backup.
To install sample content as seen on ColorfulTemplates please do the following:
- Click the "Add Content" button if you import content for the first time.
- Click the "Replace Imported Content" button if you have re-exported the theme from ColorfulTemplates (e.g., with the edited articles).