How to Install a WordPress Theme
The WordPress platform gives you an easy way to browse the Free Themes Directory to find, preview, and install themes on your site without ever leaving the comfort of the WordPress Dashboard. The following steps show you how to do it:
Click the Themes link in the Appearance menu of your WordPress Dashboard.
The Manage Themes page opens.
Click the Install Themes tab at the top of the Manage Themes page.
This opens the Install Themes page.
Search for a new theme.
On the Install Themes page, you can search for a new theme by keyword, author, or tag. You can also further filter the results by using the Feature Filter check boxes that allow you to filter theme results by color, columns, width, features, and subjects.
Preview a new theme.
After you search for a new theme, the search results page displays a list of themes for you to choose from. Click the Preview link underneath the theme of your choice to view a sample of how the theme looks. The figure shows a preview of a theme called Pink Touch 2.
Install a new theme on your blog.
After you find a theme you like, click the Install Now link next to the theme name to install the theme on your blog. This installs the theme and loads the Installing Theme page on your Dashboard with a message telling you that the theme installation was successful.
Activate the new theme.
Click the Activate link shown on the Installing Theme page to activate, display, and use the new theme on your site.