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How to install a WordPress theme

A WordPress Theme is a template or skin for one of the most popular BLOG software's available, WordPress. A theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software functions.

To add a new theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

Download the theme archive and extract the files. You need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, create a directory to contain your theme in the "wp-content/themes" directory provided by WordPress. For example, a theme named "th_theme" should be in "wp-content/themes/th_theme".

Upload the theme files to the new directory on your host server.

To select the active theme for your site: 
        Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
        Select the "Presentation" sub panel.
        From the "Select" column in the table, click on "Select" for the theme you wish to activate.
        To view the new look, click "View Site" at the top of the Panel's screen.
        Your selection should immediately become active.