Loading...

Knowledge Base

How to Install Premium WordPress Themes

Whether you're building a blog, an eCommerce site, or a personal portfolio, the choice of theme can significantly influence your site's success and user experience. While there are numerous free themes available that offer simplicity and ease of use, premium WordPress themes often stand out for their advanced features, customization options, and dedicated support.

In this article, we'll guide you through the process of installing a premium WordPress theme, ensuring that you can elevate your website's design and functionality to match your unique vision.



WordPress Theme Installation

How Do I Install Premium Themes? You can install a theme for your WordPress website manually or with Bluehost's Theme Auto Installer.

Note: If you purchased a theme on Bluehost's Marketplace, your theme files (in most cases) would be installed automatically.

How to Use Our Theme Installer

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click on the Websites tab from the navigation tab on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Choose the website name you want to manage under the Websites section.
    • If you only have a single website on your account, you will be directly rerouted to the Website Overview page.
    • If you have multiple websites on your account, click the SETTINGS button on the website you want to manage.
      Websites tab on left menu and Settings option for selected website
  4. On the Website Overview page, click the EDIT WORDPRESS SITE button.
  5. Click the Appearance (paintbrush icon) tab, then click the Premium Themes option on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a Purchased Premium Themes section with your purchased themes.
  7. Click the Install Theme button. Next, you will be prompted to install the theme.

How to Manually Install a Theme (Optional)

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click on the Websites tab from the navigation tab on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Choose the website name you want to manage under the Websites section.
    • If you only have a single website on your account, you will be directly rerouted to the Website Overview page.
    • If you have multiple websites on your account, click the SETTINGS button on the website you want to manage.
      Websites tab on left menu and Settings option for selected website
  4. On the Website Overview page, click the EDIT WORDPRESS SITE button.
  5. Click the Appearance (paintbrush icon) tab, then click the Premium Themes option on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a Purchased Premium Themes section with your purchased themes.
  7. Click the (ellipses) menu to the far right, and select WordPress theme files from the drop-down that appears.Install-theme-options
  8. Download your WordPress theme here.
  9. If you purchased your theme elsewhere, locate the necessary theme files.
  10. Next, you will need to log in to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  11. From the Appearance menu, select Themes.
  12. Click the Add New button.
  13. Click Upload Theme or Choose File, and upload your theme .zip file to WordPress.

Once your theme is installed, it is important to also install AND activate any required plugins included with your theme. Your theme may also provide a simple but unique process for installing included plugins. Please refer to the theme documentation for step-by-step instructions. For more information, please see WordPress - Installing Plugins.

Tip: Save time designing your site by installing a 'demo' layout - Most themes come with a number of sample layouts called "theme demos." Once your theme files have been installed, you can also install the demo content to help speed up building your site (additional step). To learn more, please see WordPress - Importing Demo Theme Content.

Theme Support

If you need further clarification, please refer to the WordPress theme documentation for step-by-step instructions.

Need more WordPress Theme Support? View Bluehost's guide: WordPress - Theme Seller Support.

Download Theme Documentation

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click on the Websites tab from the navigation tab on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Choose the website name you want to manage under the Websites section.
    • If you only have a single website on your account, you will be directly rerouted to the Website Overview page.
    • If you have multiple websites on your account, click the SETTINGS button on the website you want to manage.Websites tab on left menu and Settings option for selected website
  4. On the Website Overview page, click the EDIT WORDPRESS SITE button.
  5. Click the Appearance (paintbrush icon) tab, then click the Premium Themes option on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a Purchased Premium Themes section with your purchased themes.
  7. Click the (ellipses/three-vertical-dots) menu to the far right, and select Download Help Files from the drop-down that appears.
    theme-seller-support
You can also click Seller Support to be directed to the item page support forum. Here, you can leave questions and/or comments for the theme seller or find answers to commonly asked questions. To learn more, please see WordPress - Seller Support.

Tip: To begin customizing the look and feel of your website theme, you may need to find a new menu option in your WordPress dashboard associated with your new theme. Alternatively, some themes may use the standard 'WordPress Customize" tool.

Related Help Content

Summary

When creating a website with WordPress, you have the flexibility to choose between free WordPress themes and Premium WordPress themes. Premium themes offer additional customization possibilities and direct support from theme creators so you can tailor your site to your exact needs.

If you're seeking further assistance in customizing your theme or website, a Pro Design Live support subscription can be a valuable resource. Our team is ready to provide the guidance and support you need.

Learn more about optimizing your WordPress experience with our specialized WordPress Hosting solutions and discover how our WonderSuite services can elevate your website’s design and functionality.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

Did you find this article helpful?

 
* Your feedback is too short

Loading...