Install a default WordPress theme

There may be some instances where you need to install a default WordPress theme. For example, if you are using one of our child themes for the Twenty Seventeen theme, but you do not have this theme installed, you will need to install it.

Any child theme being used must have the parent theme installed for it to work, so we will use the Twenty Seventeen theme as an example.

Install Twenty Seventeen

This will be on the assumption that you do not have the Twenty Seventeen theme installed.

  1. Log into your site’s admin area (sometimes referred to as the Dashboard) and go to Appearance >> Themes
  2. There are two (2) methods to add a new theme:
    1. Click on the Add New button at the very top
      add theme button
    2. Click on the big Add New Theme box found in the page
      Add theme box
  3. Clicking on either method will bring you to the theme selection screen which shows a number of themes. If you do not see your theme there, type in the search field in the upper right: twenty seventeen
  4. You should then see your theme and then when you hover over the thumbnail, you can click on the “Install” button.
    Twenty Seventeen thumbnail
  5. If you instend to use a child theme of Twenty Seventeen, you do not need to activate Twenty Seventeen.


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