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WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition by Aaron Hodge Silver, Karol Król

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Installing and changing themes

Now that you've chosen the theme you want to use, you'll need to install it into your WordPress website.

You'll have the following two choices, as you did when adding new plugins:

  • If the theme you want is in the WordPress theme directory, and if your server is set up properly, you can add the theme directly from within the WP Admin
  • If either of those two conditions are not met, you'll have to download, extract, and then upload the theme by hand

Adding a theme within the WP Admin

As mentioned in the preceding section, you can add a theme directly from within your WP Admin if you've chosen a theme from the WordPress theme directory, if you're using a current-enough version of WordPress, and if your server settings allow. ...

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