Thanks for Downloading!

Thanks so much for downloading one of our themes!

You’re probably eager to install it and customize your site, so here are some tips to get started.

There are three steps to fully customize your site with one of our themes.

1. Install & activate your new theme

You just downloaded a zip file containing a theme. To install it on your site, visit the Appearance menu and click the Add New button at the top.

Add New

On the next page, click the Upload Theme button.

Upload Theme

A file uploader will appear on the same page. Use the Choose File button to select the zip file you downloaded and then click Install Now.

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If you’re using the Safari browser, the zip file may have automatically unzipped to a regular folder. If this happened, right-click the folder and choose the “Compress” option to rezip the folder.

On the next page click the Activate link and you’re done!

Activate Theme

2. Customize your theme

If you’re new to WordPress, check out our tutorial on beginner site customization. You’ll learn about all of WordPress’ built-in customization features and where to find the options added by our themes.

You should also visit the Support Center and click on the theme you downloaded to find tutorials for using it on your site.

Support Center
The Support Center is full of practical tutorials

You’ll learn how to do things like add your own logo and create custom menus.

3. Take things further

If you want to take things to the next level, check out our theme upgrades. All of our themes have PRO plugins you can install to add a ton more customization features.

You’ll also find more advanced options in our WordPress customization guide. And if you really want to optimize your site, take a look at the WP performance optimization page to see how you can speed up your site.