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 .zip file to download.

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 and you will need to log in to your WordPress dashboard and upload this zip to install the premium theme.

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


Here you will now get a list of all the 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 .zip file.


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


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.