Install a Custom WordPress Theme Via FTP

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This tutorial describes how to install a custom WordPress theme to a WordPress site or blog via FTP by using FileZilla. You need to extract the files from your downloaded theme and then move them over to your WordPress themes folder. Then you can activate the theme through the WP dashboard. From


Errol Thompson says:

Thanks man so clear and concise . I purchase some theme from theme forrest
and they could not assist me
with instillations thank you bro so dam simple.

Ben Townsend says:


Casey Welch says:

thank you!

Crane00000 says:

man u save my fking live 😀 thanks alot!!!!

Edward B Andrews says:

Did what you explained and it didnt work new theme never showed up in WP.

ultimatrompeta says:

Title of the video says INSTALL VIA FTP.
You did not install via FTP, you UPLOADED the theme. Then, you logged to
your blog account and installed it. You never installed the theme via http://ftp.

Luca Gisonni says:

Clear and to the point thank you!

najjee2 says:

Thanx alot..really clear and precise.I will try to actually purchase this

Aoi Kurashiki says:

Did they just take the Install Theme option out? What the hell is going on

Sparta Cus says:

When i connect i get this error what to make ??/

Status: Resolving address of
Status: Connecting to…
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message…
Response: 220———- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ———-
Response: 220-You are user number 46 of 500 allowed.
Response: 220-Local time is now 18:00. Server port: 21.
Response: 220-This is a private system – No anonymous login
Response: 220 You will be disconnected after 3 minutes of inactivity.
Command: USER franki
Response: 331 User franki OK. Password required
Command: PASS **********
Response: 530 Login authentication failed
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server

VonKaNon says:

Tried uploading within the dashboard, but the loader just sits idle. Never
had that issue before.

Loren Trottier says:

Excellent video, thanks for the info

Sinokernowian says:

Hey thanks man, just checking. Do i need to upgrade to WordPress pro to see
the INSTALL THEME tab. I m on basic and as you showed, when i go to themes.
I don’t have that upload option.

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