How to Install The Spark Multipurpose Theme?

Installing the theme is a pretty easy task. You can install the theme on your WordPress site basically, by using two methods, i.e., WordPress Dashboard and Upload Method.

Let’s get into the details of installing the theme.

THEME INSTALLATION – Upload Method (FTP/cPanel) #

To install a theme using FTP or cPanel, you’ll need access to your website’s hosting account. Here are the general steps to follow:

Using FTP: #

  1. Obtain FTP credentials: Contact your web hosting provider or check your hosting account’s control panel to obtain the FTP hostname, username, password, and port number.
  2. Download an FTP client: Install an FTP client like FileZilla, Cyberduck, or WinSCP on your computer.
  3. Connect to your website: Launch the FTP client and enter the FTP credentials you obtained earlier. Connect to your website’s server.
  4. Locate the theme folder: Once connected, navigate to the directory where your WordPress installation is located. Typically, it will be in the “public_html” or “www” folder.
  5. Upload the theme files: Within the WordPress directory, locate the “wp-content/themes” folder. Upload the theme files (usually in a compressed format like a ZIP file) to this directory.
  6. Extract the theme: Right-click on the ZIP file you uploaded and choose the option to extract/unzip it. This should create a folder with the theme files.
  7. Activate the theme: Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard, go to “Appearance” > “Themes,” and you should see the newly uploaded theme. Click “Activate” to enable it.

Using cPanel: #

  1. Access cPanel: Log in to your hosting account and locate the cPanel control panel. The login details should be provided by your hosting provider
  2. Open File Manager: In cPanel, search for the “File Manager” or “Files” section and open it.
  3. Locate the WordPress directory: Within the File Manager, navigate to the directory where your WordPress installation is located (usually “public_html” or “www”).
  4. Find the “themes” folder: Within the WordPress directory, locate the “wp-content/themes” folder.
  5. Upload and extract the theme files: Click on the “Upload” button in the File Manager’s toolbar, select the theme ZIP file from your computer, and upload it. Once uploaded, select the ZIP file and click on the “Extract” button in the toolbar to extract the theme files.
  6. Activate the theme: Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard, go to “Appearance” > “Themes,” and you should see the newly uploaded theme. Click “Activate” to enable it.

THEME INSTALLATION – WordPress Dashboard #

To install a theme using the WordPress dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard. Typically, you can access it by appending “/wp-admin” to your website’s URL (e.g., “www.example.com/wp-admin”).
  2. Navigate to the “Appearance” section. In the left-hand sidebar, you’ll find the “Appearance” option. Hover over it, and a submenu will appear.
  3. Click on “Themes.” This will take you to the Themes page, where you can manage and install themes.
  4. Click on the “Add New” button. It will be located at the top of the Themes page.
  5. Search the theme from the search input and click to install, after installation, you can activate the theme. You can also upload a theme by clicking on the “Upload Theme” button if you have a theme file in ZIP format on your computer.
  6. Preview the theme. To see how the theme will look on your website, click on the “Preview” button. You can navigate through different pages and sections of your site to get a sense of its appearance.
  7. Install the theme. If you’re satisfied with the theme’s preview, click on the “Install” button to start the installation process.
  8. Activate the theme. Once the theme is installed, you’ll see a success message. Click on the “Activate” button to make the theme active on your website.
  9. Customize the theme. After activating the theme, you may want to customize its settings. Depending on the theme, you can access customization options by going to “Appearance” > “Customize.” From there, you can modify various aspects of your theme, such as colors, layout, header, footer, etc.

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