Step By Step Guide to Download a Theme from Themeforest and install on your server

Step By Step Guide to Download a Theme from Themeforest and install on your server

Why you should Purchase WordPress Themes from Themeforest?

Themeforest is one of the biggest marketplace by Envato to buy and sell website themes, you can browse and search many creative WordPress website themes here to design your websites. Thousands of talented WordPress designers sell their themes online with help of this marketplace. It’s always advisable to browse and select a theme which is a perfect match for your website.

After one time registration with Envato, you can also access there other marketplaces as well like Codecanyon to purchase plugins or scripts, Videohive to Purchase stock video footage’s for your website, Audiojungle for royalty free music, Graphicriver for fonts, logo and icons, Photodune for free stock photos or 3D Ocean for 3D textures, models, etc.

You can find most of required things for website projects with envato, Whenever you are getting any issues or problems with your purchased item you can contact their customer care for help. If you are going to purchase your first WordPress theme from Theme Forest, Below is a step by step instructions to Download a Theme from Themeforest and install on your server…

How to download theme files from Themeforest to install in WordPress?

After you have successfully completed registration with Themeforest or envato, you can search and purchase the theme you like. After purchasing the theme you should download the complete package from themeforest.

To download your files after purchase you just need to move your mouse on your user name in top right corner and click on Downloads menu from options. Now you can see complete list of items you purchased from envato.

downloading files from themeforest

downloading files from themeforest

You should always click on the text like below image to download “All files and Documentations” which will include complete WordPress files, PSD files, Theme License files and your purchase code. Your purchase code is required to get regular updates for your themes or plugins when you install this on WordPress.

how to download from themeforest

how to download from themeforest

After downloading all files to your computer you should extract Zip folder to get all files, now you can search and find theme zip file which comes always with theme name.

How to install your downloaded WordPress theme on your server?

After getting the right zip file of your WordPress theme, you can install it on your server by two different ways…

  • WordPress Theme Manager

You should login to your WordPress admin dashboard and find Appearance menu in left sidebar. Under appearance menu you can find and click on “Themes” option. Now you may find a text button on top with label “Add New” when you click on this add new button you will get an option on top for “Upload Theme” you can click on upload theme and browse the theme file from your computer.

installing a theme by WordPress Theme Manager

installing a theme by WordPress Theme Manager

After selecting theme zip you can click on “install now” button next to browse option, when theme will upload successfully you will find an option to activate it, You can click on activate to make the theme live for your WordPress website.

  • By FTP Upload

You can access your website contents and upload theme files by connecting with FTP credentials provided by your web-host. To connect via FTP you need an FTP client like Filezilla, You can download filezilla and put your Hostname | Username | and Password info to connect with your website server like below image.

installing wordpress theme by FTP

installing wordpress theme by FTP

Once you are connected with your server you can see all your website files here, now you can click on the folder called “WWW” to see all your website files. You can search and open the folder associated with your domain name.

Now, when you open your folder here you can see all the WordPress files and directories for your website. You should double click on the folder “wp-content”, Here you will find a folder with label “Themes”, extract your theme zip file on your computer before uploading anything by ftp.

Once you extracted the zip file of your theme you can click on theme parent folder to upload all files from your computer, you can browse your theme files like below image and upload your folder on server inside “Themes” directory under “wp-content” folder.

uploading-wordpress-theme-by-filezilla-ftp

uploading-wordpress-theme-by-filezilla-ftp

Note: Please always make backup of your files & database to be more safety.

I hope this article will help you to install your new theme on your WordPress Site, If you are having any issues or difficulties related to WordPress please let us know by comments.