How to Install & Activate Period

Period can be installed and activated in three ways on your site.

Installing from your WordPress Dashboard is the easiest and recommended method.

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Install from your WordPress Dashboard

To install Period from your WordPress admin dashboard:

  1. Visit the Appearance menu in your dashboard
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the screen
  3. Use the search bar on the right-side of the screen to search for "Period"
  4. Hover over Period in the search results, and click the Install button
  5. Once the page reloads, click the Activate link to activate Period

Period is now the active theme on your site.

Install from your WordPress Dashboard via zip file

Period can also be installed from your WordPress dashboard by uploading a zip file. To install Period with a zip file:

  1. Download a new copy of Period from its WordPress.org page
  2. Visit the Appearance menu in your dashboard
  3. Click the Add New button at the top of the screen
  4. Click the Upload Theme button at the top of the screen
  5. Click the Choose File button and select the period.zip file you just downloaded
  6. Click the Install Now button
  7. Once the page reloads, click the Activate link to activate Period

Period is now the active theme on your site.

Install via FTP

To install Period via FTP:

  1. Download a new copy of Period from its WordPress.org page
  2. Unzip the period.zip file on your computer
  3. Connect to your server with an FTP client (like Filezilla )
  4. Navigate to the themes directory on your server (wordpress/wp-content/themes)
  5. Upload the "period" folder to the themes directory
  6. Visit your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the Appearance menu
  7. Hover over Period and click the Activate button

Period is now the active theme on your site.

Additional Resources

  • Period WordPress Theme

    Download a copy of the latest version of Period.

  • Support forum

    Ask questions and find existing solutions in the support forum.

  • Changelog

    Review recent and past updates to Period.

  • Period on Github

    Review Period's commit history and project files on Github.

  • WordPress Resources

    Check our recommended resources to find great plugins and solutions for your site.

  • Codeable.io

    We can help you with minor changes on your site, but if you need a highly customized version of Period, we recommend finding help through Codeable.

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