Install, change, or update a theme in WordPress

WordPress themes require installation, activation, and updating. You have two options for installing, activating, or updating a WordPress theme:

  • Call our support number and one of our experts can do it for you for a fee.
  • Do it yourself following the instructions in the tables below.

WordPress Premium Support

Our support experts can perform the following services for you for a fee:

  • Install and activate one custom theme, purchased theme, or theme from the WordPress catalog.
  • Update any number of installed themes to the current live release of theme using WordPress Dashboard.
    • If none are specified, we will update the currently active theme.
  • Manually update one theme.
    • Example: A specific version provided to us by uploading it to the hosting account.

Do it yourself

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 steps Difficulty
Install a theme in WordPress Basic
Install a WordPress theme with FTP Medium


Change a theme


To do it yourself, see one of these steps Difficulty
Change a theme in WordPress Basic
Change a WordPress theme in the database Medium
Change a WordPress theme with SSH Advanced


Update a theme


To do it yourself, see one of these steps Difficulty
Update a theme in WordPress Basic
Update a WordPress theme with FTP Medium

More info


More info about WPPS.

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