Everyone know How to install a WordPress Themes normally Theme but not using FTP. Yes, there may be situations when your server security withholds you from making any changes to your website for making changes such as installing or uninstalling a theme or plugin. In such cases, you need to handle your site using FTP. You also need to remember that this method is not for beginners as it requires some knowledge to handle to core files of your website. This article will give you step by step instructions on how to manually install WordPress theme using FTP.

How to Manually Install WordPress Theme using FTP

How to Manually Install WordPress Theme using FTP

To get started with installing a WordPress theme on your website using FTP, you need to have FTP access to your site offered by your cPanel or by any other software. Popular FTP software are FileZilla, WinSCP, Cyberduck, and more. In this method, we directly upload the theme file to the Wp-content folder.

Usually, theme files come in .Zip format and you need to unpack those files using software like WinRARand if you don’t have one download it now. Then unzip the downloaded theme pack or your custom theme by right-clicking on .zip folder of the theme and select unzip or extract.

How to Manually Install WordPress Theme using FTP

How to Manually Install WordPress Theme using FTP

Now, login to your FTP manager and locate to wp-content/themes. Just upload the theme folder onto the server. This will simply upload your theme to the server and it is up to you to preview and activate the theme.

How to Manually Install WordPress Theme using FTP

How to Manually Install WordPress Theme using FTP

You can do the rest of the job comfortably from your WordPress dashboard. See How to Install WordPress Theme with detailed steps and screenshots. You can see the uploaded theme on Appearance > Themes and it will be listed among the available themes.

Hope this FTP install method would help you out in installing your custom WordPress themes with ease.

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