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Configure WordPress Theme Using FTP Client Filezilla

We can customize the appearance and layout of our WordPress website by using WordPress themes. WordPress theme refers to a collection of templates and stylesheets that are used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress powered website. WordPress theme alters the visual design of our WordPress sites in a sophisticated manner without changing the core functionalities of the site.


Most WordPress Themes offer:

The overall design and style of our website.

Font styling.


Widget locations.

Page layouts.

Styles for blog posts and blog archives.

Additional stylistic details.


There are several free and paid WordPress Themes available. You can download themes from the WordPress Theme Directory, these themes are checked and inspected, and are free for downloading or you can download the themes from third-party websites which offer free or paid WordPress themes. For installing a new theme from the WordPress Theme Directory, you can follow this kb: https://webhostingpeople.in/tips/kb/how-to-install-a-theme-on-your-wordpress-blog/

You can also download themes which are not available on WordPress Theme Directory from the third-party websites which offer free or paid themes and you can install the downloaded theme using Filezilla, an FTP client.


The steps to installing a WordPress theme using Filezilla are listed below:

Prior to installing a theme which is downloaded from a third-party website, consider the following:

Evaluate whether you truly trust the theme provider.

Inspect the reviews of the theme and the specific theme provider.

Ensure the file is truly a .ZIP file once it’s downloaded.

The prerequisites for this method are a .ZIP WordPress theme file, FTP hostname, username, password, and Filezilla.


1) Extract the downloaded .ZIP theme on your local system.

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2) Launch Filezilla and input the host, username, and password then click “Quickconnect”.

Wordpress Theme


3) Choose the target directory, “wp-content/themes,” on your web server in the right pane.

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4) In the local site (left pane), locate the folder where you saved the theme. In this tutorial, we will use the hitchcock theme saved on the desktop. Then right-click on the “hitchcock” folder in the local site and click “Add”.

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5) Now you have just uploaded the new theme in WordPress. Log in to WordPress dashboard to make the theme in use. Then Go to Appearance > Themes.

6) You can see the uploaded theme listed in your WordPress dashboard.

7) To activate the new theme, hover over the Hitchcock theme. The Activate and Live Preview button will appear. Click “Activate”.

8) Visit your WordPress website and see the newly activated theme.


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