Install WordPress themes manually is a very easy process. In order to do that first:
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard
- Go to themes from Appearance
- At the theme section, click on “Add New”
Here you will see all of the latest and popular free WordPress themes. You can install any of these themes for free. For the manual upload:
- Click on the upload theme and then Browse
Select your theme zip file and click on Install now. For the premium themes, you have to install the child theme first and then the main theme file. Once the upload is done then click on Active.
Your manual theme installation is done. Now you can do all things with this theme.
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What is a child theme?
A child theme, as defined by the WordPress Codex, is a theme that “inherits the functionality and styling of another theme. Child theme usually carry all styles of the theme and the parent theme carry all the functions.
Usually, Premium themes offer a Child theme with the parent theme but a free theme doesn’t. So if you want to install premium wordpress themes manually then you have to install two themes: one is Child and another one is the parent.
But if you want to upload a free theme then you don’t need to worry about child themes.
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How do You install a themeforest WordPress theme?
If you download a theme from themeforest then you might have the premium version of your theme.
Once you download the theme you will get two file
- The child Theme file
- The parent file
- Install the child theme first
- Once the child theme installed then Install the Prent theme
- After installing the Parent theme, Click “Activate”
Install a ThemeForest WordPress theme is completely the same as others.