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Install a theme from the WordPress repository

The WordPress repository contains thousands of free themes you can use on your site, and is accessible directly from your WordPress dashboard. Here’s how to install your theme from the WordPress repository.

Note: If you're not sure which theme you want to install, you can browse the WordPress repository and preview any themes you like. Use the Feature Filter option to narrow down the search. If you want to use a theme that is not listed in the WordPress repository, install it by uploading the .zip file.

  1. Sign in to WordPress.
  2. In the left-side menu, select Appearance and then Themes.
  3. Select Add New.
    Add new theme in WordPress
  4. In the Search themes bar, enter the name of the theme you want to install.
  5. Hover over the preview of the theme and then select Install.
  6. (Optional) If you want the theme to be active after the installation, select Activate. If not, you can always activate it later.

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