When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme to your WordPress directory. There are two ways you can install the theme:
- Using FTP: By using an FTP program of your choice you can upload the non-zipped folder to the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
- Using WordPress: Navigate to Appearance → Themes → Install Themes. Go to upload and select the zipped theme folder and hit install now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Once you have uploaded the theme, you need to activate it. To activate your new theme, go to Appearance → Themes and activate your chosen theme.