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Today I’ll show you how to properly switch WordPress themes on your site. Before you make any changes to your site,
it’s highly recommended that you back it up first. We recommend Backup buddy for this. Next, you can either install a new theme from
the theme directory in WordPress or you can upload the zipped file. You want to go to Appearance–>Themes to see
which themes you have. All these you see here are themes that come with WordPress. If I want to use one of these, I can just
hover over it and click activate or I can search the themes to find a new one. I can click add new and then look at the featured
ones, popular ones, or see the latest themes added. If there is a particular feature I want, I
can click on feature filter to specify a certain type of theme. I’ll search for slipstream theme from ThemeLab.
when it comes up I can click preview or install. The next way to switch themes is by
uploading the zipped file. Usually you do this if you’ve purchased a commercial theme and you need to upload it from a computer. Here I have the slipstream theme as a zipped
file. I’ll Just go back to appearance–>themes and
click add new–>upload theme. Then click choose file and find the theme on my computer to upload. Once it does upload, we can click install now. From here you can live preview the theme to
see how it will look on your site or just click activate and start using it immediately. Then I can go to the front of the site and we’ll see what it looks like live. I hope you liked this video and found it helpful. If you did, click on the like button below and leave us a comment. And if you want to receive more helpful videos don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and check out WPBeginner for more useful information on WordPress.