Install, change or update a theme in WordPress

WordPress themes require installation, activation and updating.

To install, change or update a theme in WordPress yourself, use the tables below to find the scenario that's applicable and follow those instructions.

Install a theme


To do it yourself, see one of these stepsDifficulty
Install a theme in WordPressBasic
Install a WordPress theme with FTPMedium


Change a theme


To do it yourself, see one of these stepsDifficulty
Change a theme in WordPressBasic
Change a WordPress theme in the databaseMedium
Change a WordPress theme with SSHAdvanced


Update a theme


To do it yourself, see one of these stepsDifficulty
Update a theme in WordPressBasic
Update a WordPress theme with FTPMedium