Help me install a WordPress theme.
July 12, 2011 4:27 AM Subscribe
How to install a WordPress theme for dummies, please help!
posted by modoriculous to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I registered my domain and hosted on Dreamhost two weeks ago. I purchased a subscription to Elegant Themes last night and downloaded the zip file of the theme I want to use to my desktop.
I also did a one-click install of WordPress from my Dreamhost 'goodies' panel. WordPress then sends me an email with instructions and a link to WordPress. I go to the Appearance panel > Install Themes tab > Upload. I select the Zip file on my desktop and click Install Now. It then proceeds to install until.....
It reaches 99% and changes screen. Message states: Failure Notice, Are you sure you want to do this? Please Try Again.
I tried uploading enough times to realize I must be missing a step.
At this point, does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
Also, the one-click install on Dreamhost allows me to access WordPress from the link that WordPress sent me. Do I also need to download WordPress to my Mac? I'm not sure what the difference is between what they sent me and actually downloading WP to my computer, unless it's simply what I need to update files.
Sorry if I sound like an idiot, I'm a nerd but not an extraordinarily smart one. Thank you for your help.