Step 6: Install a WordPress Theme

Install a WordPress Theme - Start customizing your Website

Why & What

WordPress Themes determine the look and functionality of a website designed in WordPress. By default, WordPress installs its own themes (names twenty fourteen, twenty fifteen, and so on.) You can choose a theme that meets your specific requirements out of thousands of free and paid themes.

Suggestions

  • Prefer Responsive theme. It will ensure that your website is displayed properly on Mobile devices.
  • While checking the demo of various themes, do see sample pages and select the one that best suits the UI you want to create for your pages.
  • Here are some of the sources of Free themes: https://wordpress.org/themes , https://gpldl.com/
  • Lots of commercial vendors for wordpress themes are mentioned on this website: https://wordpress.org/themes/commercial out of all of them we recommend ThemeHybrid, StudioPress, Arraythemes and Foxland

Steps to follow

Go to SiteGround.com

Login using the credentials chosen in Step 2.

Go to the My Accounts tab.

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Click Go to Admin Panel.

You are taken to the Dashboard page.

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Next, choose a new theme for the website.

Click change your theme completely.

You are taken to the Themes page that shows the default themes.

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Click Add New Theme.

You are taken to the Add Theme page that has all themes arranged in an accessible manner. If you have downloaded the theme from any of the sources mentioned in the “Suggestions” Section, you can install your theme by using “Upload Theme” option on this page.

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Note that you will see a different set of themes since new themes are added every day.

For this example, we will choose the Fruitful theme.

Type Fruitful in the Search field and press Enter.

The Fruitful theme is listed:

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Bring the cursor over the theme picture and you see additional options:

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Click Install.

Once the theme installation is complete, you see the status page:

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Click Activate to activate the theme.

 

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The new theme is installed and activated.

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No. Step Duration
1. Choose a Domain Name – Is the domain name of your choice available for purchase? Let’s check 20 mins
2. Register & Host Your Domain Name – Time to commit 20 mins
3. Plan the Webpages – Decide the information you want to add on website 20 mins
4. Collect or Create Basic Website Content – Time to write all the content for the website 3 hrs
5. Install WordPress on Your Website – Let’s start creating website now 20 mins
6. Install a WordPress Theme – Start customizing your Website 20 mins
7. Install Useful Plugins- Add basic functionalities in your website 15 mins
8. Import Media Files – Add all the images & Videos 10 mins
9. Customize Your Website (Part 1) – Customize the Title, Tagline & Icon Image 10 mins
10. Customize the Selected Theme (Part 2) – Set Footer, Logo and other basic elements of your theme 20 mins
11. Create Website Pages and their Navigation System – Create Dummy Home page & other pages and set the website Menu 30 mins
12. Update the Webpages with Planned Content – Write the final copy of all WebPages 60 mins
13. Add a Call-To-Action to the Home Page – Prepare your website to generate leads 20 mins
14. Set the SEO parameters for the webpages – Make your website SEO Friendly 20 mins
15. Activate Google Analytics – Set your website to measure all critical metrics 15 mins
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