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In this Bluehost WordPress tutorial, we’re going to find out how to install a theme.

You’ll need:

  • A Bluehost account
  • WordPress installed
  • A WordPress theme

A Bluehost Account

Bluehost is a fantastic option if you’re starting a WordPress site. They offer great WordPress support and have some helpful features for WordPress users – and they also have some of the most affordable hosting plan options.

WordPress Installation

If you haven’t already installed WordPress, no worries! It’s extremely easy to do if you have Bluehost – we have a simple tutorial for installing WordPress on Bluehost.

A WordPress Theme

In the video, we’ll install a premium theme that we had already purchased and downloaded to our computer. This tutorial works with any theme that you’ve previously downloaded, though, whether it’s one you bought or one you found for free.

Either way, definitely make sure that you’ve downloaded it from a safe place (such as WordPress.org or reputable online sites like ThemeIsle or Envato). Unfortunately, there are other websites that provide themes for free but will actually give you malware, so make sure you stick with someone you can trust.

You can follow along the steps in the video to see how to add a new theme to your WordPress site. You can also check out the below transcript if you’d like to see a text version of the tutorial.

How to Install a WordPress Theme on BlueHost (Tutorial)

So today we’re going to add a theme to our WordPress site on Bluehost.

So we’ve logged in.

We’re at our dashboard (or the admin section).

We’re gonna go to “Appearance” on the left hand side and click on “Themes”. Okay.

So since we clicked on themes, we see the themes that are already automatically installed –  the default WordPress themes.

But we’re going to add a new one.

We’re going to add a theme that we’ve purchased, so we’ll have to go to “Upload”.

We’ve already bought the theme and we’ve already downloaded it to our computer.

So now we’re going to upload the theme.

So we have “Upload Theme,” “Choose File” and we’ll select our file which is going to be zipped [a zip file].

We’ll hit “Open” and then “Install now”.

And we got a message saying that the theme installed successfully.

There’s one more step we have to do which is activate. So we click on “Activate” and our theme has been installed.