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Are you ready to build your dream online art gallery? In this post, I will show you how easy it is to install premium themes to your WordPress site.
I will also show you how to change free themes that are available in your WordPress if you choose to use the free themes.
How to Install Premium Themes to WordPress
Are you trying to decide if you should be using a free or premium theme for your site?
Visit this post to learn more about the pros and cons for each. Free vs Premium Themes for WordPress – Art Bloggers
I use and recommend premium themes to artists using their blog to sell art online.
Over the years I have tried many themes and have found StudioPress Themes for WordPress to be my favorite. They are well built, secure and best of all they have great customer service.
Install Premium Themes Step by Step
The first step is to purchase your favorite theme.
Download your theme.
Extract the .zip file to your hard drive.
Login to your WordPress site.
Hover over appearance located on the left side and click Themes.
Click Add New at the top of the page.
Click Upload Theme and find the zip file that you have just downloaded to your computer.
Click Install Now.
It might take a couple of minutes for your theme to upload and unzip. Once it is complete, you will have the option to view it before you activate it.
Click Live Preview to view your blog with the new theme. You will be the only one that will be able to view this.
Click Activate to make your site live with your newly purchased theme.
If you do run into any problems, StudioPress Themes for WordPress will be able to assist you with any questions.
How to Install a Free Theme that is in WordPress
Login to your WordPress
In your dashboard
Hover over appearance on the left side and click Themes.
On this page, you will be to view the free themes that are available.
Hover over a themes picture. At this point, you will be able to view your site by clicking the Live Preview Link. If you like that template, you can then click Activate to make your blog live with the theme that you have chosen.
Did you find it easy to install premium themes to your WordPress blog?
Your art blog will have the potential to reach millions of people around the world. The secret to success starts with a professional looking site and the theme you choose will help you to achieve your goals.
After you have your site looking exactly the way you envisioned, start expanding your online presence.
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- How to Write Pillar Content and Why it is Important for Artists
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