How to change WordPress blog Theme/Template

If you are running a WordPress blog and don’t know how to migrate to a better looking WordPress template so that you can make your blog more attractive for readers; then this article is specially written for you.

Requirement –

  1. Administrator login details of WordPress account.
  2. Finalized blog template

To change the WordPress blog template you need a theme. If you can invest in paid theme that is great else you can even download any free WordPress template from online resources or from WordPress theme Directory. There are numerous sites those offer free customized templates. You can also Google for more options.

To get customized WordPress themes visit –

  • http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/free-professional-wordpress-themes/
  • http://www.webdesignrazzi.com/2014/wordpress-blogging-themes/
  • http://btemplates.com/blogger-templates/adaptation-of-wordpress/

I would suggest bloggers to select at least 3 templates so that if you don’t like one you can move on to another.  Once you finalized the templates then you can download them by clicking on “Download Button”.

Steps to change the WordPress blog theme from WordPress theme Directory –

Step 1 – Login into your WordPress account.

Step 2 – Click on the “Appearance” and then select “Themes”. Check Snapshot – 1

Step 3 – Now select “Add New” to change your WordPress theme. Check Snapshot – 1

Wordpress Theme Admin Panel - How to change WordPress blog Theme

Step 4 –   A new window will open where you can search the blog theme. With the help of “Find Theme” make a search for the desire theme. User can even select color, theme style to search themes.

WOrdpress theme change

Step 5 – From the list of search results if you like any blog theme then simply click on “Install Now”; “Install Now” will be available just below to that template.

Select theme from wordpress menu

Step 6 – WordPress will start downloading that template and once the download will complete you will see the option “Activate”. Click “Activate”.

Activate WordPress

This is all done, now you can check the new look of your blog. Users can even customize this template.

Steps to upload the customized WordPress theme –

Step 1 – Login into your WordPress account.

Step 2 – Click on the “Appearance” and then select “Themes”. Check Snapshot – 1

Step 3 – Now select “Add New” to get one. Check Snapshot – 1

Wordpress Theme Admin Panel

Step 4 – Select “Upload”, a new window will open where you have to browse the downloaded template from your PC.

Wp Change Theme upload

Wp theme browse

Step 5 -Once uploading fill finish WordPress will ask you to activate that, Click on “Activate”.

Activate WordPress

Here you go.

Important points to check before and after you migrate to New WordPress theme.

  • Note down all the plugins on paper so that you can give a check.
  • Backup your WordPress with the help of any WordPress plugin.
  • Test new uploaded template in all browsers and OS.
  • Check Site Load time.
  • Ask your readers for suggestions and feedbacks.

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