WordPress Theme Install: Premium WordPress Theme | WP Learning Lab

WordPress Theme Install: Premium WordPress Theme | WP Learning Lab

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WordPress Theme Install: Premium WordPress Theme | WP Learning Lab

There are two places you can find WordPress themes:

1. The WordPress respository which you can find in your website’s admin panel (click Appearances then click Add New). Or you can browser the repository here:

2. Premium (Paid) 3rd party themes. There are a lot of premium theme sellers including,, and others.

The video above deals specifically with a premium theme bought from

Below you discover how to install WordPress premium themes. This a WordPress beginner tutorial as well, so I’ll break everything about installing paid WordPress themes down to it’s basics.

Once you’ve paid for the third party WordPress theme of your choice you will be able to download a ZIP file that contains all of the theme files.

The easiest way to upload the ZIP file is log into your WordPress admin and then click on Appearance. Then click on Add New at the top of the page and then click on Upload at the top of the page.

On the following page you will be able to drag and drop the ZIP file into the page or browse for it on your computer.

Your WordPress site will process the ZIP file and install the premium theme. You will see a list of steps that appear as the site processes the theme. If the install was successful you can click the link to Live Preview the new theme, you can click to Activate the theme or you can click the link to go back to the list of themes.

You can learn more about the Live Preview feature in these two short videos:


If you’re happy with how the theme previews, you can choose to activate it and you’re ready to go!

I hope this information helps you! If you have any questions leave a comment below or ping me @WPLearningLab on Twitter.


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