A beginner overview of how to find and install themes in WordPress.
Learn about find free themes and activating, or purchase a theme and upload / install. Very simple and straightforward tutorial for the new WordPress user – no need to be overwhelmed – ask questions if you need!
As mentioned in video, Envato Market/Themeforest themes can be purchased at: https://themeforest.net/
Have any questions about the video or basic functions? Let me know and I’ll try to cover it in future videos.
What is My Favorite Theme?
If we are strictly referring to ThemeForest options, I have used many themes over the years. I do have my favorites, and also ones which I didn’t enjoy at all.
Without question, my favorite Themeforest theme is called The7 (See theme here).
Why do I like it? In a nutshell, it’s low priced, and highly customizable. I have created dozens of client website using this theme (including this website!), with beautiful results. It works extremely well with popular page builders, including my favorite, Elementor.
The biggest drawback is that, if you have great ambitions of having a blazing fast website (pageload speed), this theme can be heavy. Many purchased themes struggle with pageload speed as they are built to be easy-to-use rather than sleek. The trade-off is a decision you’ll have to make.
If you want to gun for lightweight, a theme like GeneratePress offers speed, although may require a little more savvy because you don’t have as many options for theme setup (intended for less experienced developers).
If you have questions about setting up a theme, feel free to reach out!