How To Install The Thesis WordPress Theme

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Our recommended wordpress Theme is the Thesis theme for various reasons that you can read about here: Thesis Theme Review.

And recently we have been getting a few questions about how to actually install the theme. So, I thought I would put together some of the pieces to make this process as painless as possible.

1. Download Filezilla FTP Client

Go to the Filezilla website and then click the appropriate download link depending on your platform (Mac, PC, Linux) as seen below.

2. Get Your Host FTP Login information

If you don’t know what this is, then contact your host to get this information.  If use our recommended host (Hostgator), you can jump on a online chat with them and get this info in just a few minutes.

Tell them you need the following information to login via FTP:

  1. Host
  2. Username
  3. Password

3. Login via Filezilla

Now that you have that information you can access your server via FTP using Filezilla. Take the information you found in step 2 and enter it into the top bar of Filezilla as seen below.

4. Download Thesis

If you haven’t already downloaded the thesis file you can do so by clicking here (after logging in).

5. Follow the steps in this video

This vid is from the Thesis team which is very detailed in what needs to be done, they just skipped over the previous steps that I just listed that may hang up some newbies.

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