If you are preparing to change your WordPress theme it can be a very easy process. There a just a few things you should keep in mind during this change process. In this video, we will show you how to properly switch WordPress themes.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by creating a complete backup of your site

Next install your new theme under Appearance, Themes and Browse at the top

you can either upload a new theme or select from the theme directory

If you are searching then you can search by features

Or if you are uploading a zip file you can go to the top and click upload.

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Backup your site

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/keep-your-wordpress-content-safe-with-backupbuddy/

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4 Comments

  1. Can you tell me how to undo / delete a background border on WP 2016? Being a newby at this, I put on an image this morning, not knowing what I was doing, and it messed up the solid pixel border that I should have around my website. As of right now, it looks like a 2015 version with it just being clear…but it would look much better with a solid pixel border like it should have.

  2. Thank you, that was helpful. However, I think you should be more specific that not EVERYBODY has to upload the theme from their own computer (although correct me if I am wrong there) because I was able to do it without downloading or uploading anything myself and I think for many people that is the case if they were just thinking of using a theme that they are not buying outside of WordPresss (I would recommend taking 5 seconds more to explain that — make it a very "for Dummies" guide)

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