WordPress Tutorial – How to Download, Install and Activate a New WordPress Theme

Posted on November 28, 2007 by Mark McLaren

This Intermediate-level WordPress tutorial shows how to change your theme in a blog/website hosted on It also shows how to find new themes using sites like and install them on a blog/website that uses third-party hosting. By third-party hosting I mean a web host that you pay for, like or Yahoo! or pair Networks hosting. Once you find a theme you like, you can download it, unzip the file, upload the theme to the wp-content > themes folder for your blog/website, and then activate it in the Dashboard.

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