How to upload WordPress Premium theme to your Server

In this tutorial, we will show you How to Upload WordPress Premium theme to your Server.

We have covered all two methods: Manually Install a WordPress Premium Theme using FTP, upload the theme using your cPanel .

1). Manually Install a WordPress Premium Theme using FTP

The FTP manager method is the least friendly for beginners.

First you will need to download the theme’s source file (it will be a zip file). Next, you need to extract the zip file on your computer.

Extracting the theme zip file on your computer. This is the folder that you need to manually upload to your website using a FTP client. (We recommend using  FileZilla which is free, easy to use and released under the GPL).

You would need to access your host through the FTP manager. If you do not have your FTP username and password, then contact your WordPress hosting provider and ask them.

Open the FTP client on your computer and connect to your website using the login credentials provided by your web host. Once connected, you need to access the path /wp-content/themes/

Next, upload the folder you extracted from the zip file to the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your web server.

Note:- If you are new with FileZilla and WordPress and don’t know where to find theme folder than you can refer to this article.

Upload theme folder

After uploading the files, you need to visit the WordPress admin area and click on the Appearance >> Themes link in the admin menu. You will see your theme successfully installed on the themes page.

Dashboard theme option

You need to click on the Activate link below the theme. Upon activating, you may need to configure the theme settings.

2). Upload a theme using cPenal

1. Log into your cPanel and navigate to File manager menu:

2. Go to wp-content/themes directory and hit Upload button in order to upload a .zip file from your local machine (or use FTP instead):

3. Once the archive is uploaded, right-click on the archived file > Extract option:

Once the archive is extracted, you will see the folder of your plugin in the corresponding directory of your WordPress installation:

5. The theme is now installed, you can go ahead and activate it in your Dashboard > Appearance >> Themes menu and activate the theme.

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