How To Install A WordPress Theme Through cPanel After I installed WordPress through the one-click installation for my blog, I found some new themes that I wanted to try out, but there was one problem, they had to be manually installed and I had no idea what I was doing. Well, now I do! This is a quick video tutorial to show you how to manually install WP themes through your cPanel.

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Susan Stanton says:

Thanks so much for this video! I watched a lot of videos but none of them were on a mac – so this was by far the best and most relevant to me. Simple and Quick. Thanks!

imdad ali Arain says:

Thank you bro

Victoria5653 says:

This was very helpful.


Thanks, it was nice, i was able to Install WordPress Using cPanel on my server leased from datasoft

My DigitNews Krugersdorp says:

Hi Joey, we here at MyDigitNews found your video very informative as we wanted to install a new theme. Thanks for this video!

Collin Davis says:

Thank you Joey. I was having a tough time installing a WP theme. It wouldn't upload via the WordPress panel, then I tried Filezilla FTP and don't know how many countless hours I wasted. Then I thought lets see if there is a solution via Cpanel and viola it worked rightaway. I must tell you I am really thankful for this video. Thanks a lot :)

sreekanth devireddy says:

really a great video bro u just saved from going to hell #quizmeydotcom

Ishmael Brown says:

Thanks man, really helped me out. The problem I was having was my download was not zipped (I'm on a mac). So I compressed it then uploaded it.

Thanks again.

Fayaz Pasha says:

Thanks for the simple explanation. However, if one is unable to access the dashboard, is there a way to activate the theme on the Cpanel. Would appreciate your assistance.

T. Washington says:

Hail the buddha! Great explanation and it works!

Julio Soto says:

He Joey, I'am having a problem to install the theme; I got this messaging:
The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

Mitch Newton says:

Thumbs up Joey Badass!

Bianka Velevska says:

Hi there! Great video, however my theme (radclifffe) is a folder instead of a single file for upload. I cannot select one individual zip/file as it requires all the contents in the folder!

Voyagersguidebook says:

This is wonderful thank you for this. Even after 7 years the steps through the Cpanel and WordPress are exactly same.



Muhammad Humza Awan says:

Thanks man I was about to quite! U just saved the day

Nikki Morgan says:

Great Tutorial!

Stroma says:

Thank you so much! I am a complete beginner and found this so easy to follow saved me much heart ache thanks again.

Supplement Critique says:

great vid, just upload in HD next time. It's a bit hard to see on my end

TheHoxtonTrend says:

Such a huge help, this was driving me NUTS!!!!!! Thank for this Joey!!!!!!

Anupam Sen says:

You are great joey, I never thought its going to be that easy :)


Thanks bro. I bricked my site with a php issue and was able to delete my messed up theme and re install it. Worked fine

Badass Place says:

After more trials I just managed. Thank you for the video. Very helpful.

Badass Place says:

I have just noticed I have a broken theme how do I fix that?

Badass Place says:

Hey Joey, I did everything you said on the tutorial, but no luck, I do can see the theme installed on Cpanel, but when I go to WordPress there's no theme. Can you please help me? What am I doing wrong?

Paul Giraldo says:

i almost killed every person in my path today because i never thought i would ever get this done. thanks man!

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