Install a theme from a .zip file

If you’ve purchased the premium version of any or our theme’s you will notice that you were given a link to download the premium theme as a .zip file.

Please note: Apple mac computers have been known to unzip files automatically as it downloads the file. Please prevent your PC from doing this before downloading the file, or you can re-zip the downloaded files again to install them.

This zip file contains all of the premium theme files. You will need to log in to your WordPress dashboard and upload this zip to install the premium theme.

1) The quick version: Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload Theme.

2) The longer, explained version:

Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Appearance -> Themes

navigate-to-themes

 

You’ll land on the themes page which will display a list of all the themes you currently have installed to this WordPress site.

At the top you will see an Add New button… click this button to add a new WordPress theme.

click-add-new

 

Here you will now get a list of all the WordPress.org repository themes where you can select between many themes and filter them by ‘Featured‘, ‘Popular‘ and ‘latest‘ themes all listed on the repository.

At the top you will see the button to Upload Theme… click this button and it will take you to the page where you can upload your new premium .zip file.

click-upload

 

This page gives you the options to select the zip file you purchased / downloaded… Choose the zip file and click Install.

upload-theme

 

Once you click Install you will see the steps as WordPress installs the theme for you, once it’s completed you will see the options to Live Preview, Activate or Return to the Themes page.

Please ensure you are installing the theme under Appearance -> Themes… and NOT under Plugins -> Add New… users have made this mistake sometimes by going into the plugins section instead of the themes section, however WordPress will give you an error and you will see that the install has not worked.

 

For custom work on the themes we recommend contacting wpKraken.

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