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How to Install a WordPress Theme for your Portfolio Site

I have recently posted an article showing how to create a portfolio website using WordPress. I have also curated a list of my favorite portfolio themes to choose from, and in this post I will show you, step by step, how to install a WordPress theme for your new portfolio website.

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Picking a Theme

My favorite theme marketplace is Themeforest because they have the largest verity of high quality themes for mostly under $60, which is quite cheap.

Buy a theme from Themeforest. 

Then all you have to do is create a user, deposit some money and browse around.

Installing a Theme

To install a theme in WordPress:

  1. Go to Appearance -> Themes.
  2. Press the ‘Add New‘ button on the top.
  3. Select ‘Upload‘.
  4. Choose the zip file you downloaded from Themeforest.
  5. Press ‘Install Now‘.
  6. Activate the theme.

That’s it. Simple isn’t it? Now go ahead and create an awesome portfolio website that’ll help you stand out.

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