Theme Installation


How to upload a theme


Upload the parent theme

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  2. Click on the Add New button from the top of the page.
  3. Click on the Upload Theme button.
  4. Click on Choose file and select the theme-name.1.0.0.zip (example: fairchild.1.0.0.zip).
  5. Click on Install Now, but don’t activate the theme.

Upload the child theme

Why upload a child theme? Because when the parent theme receives an update, the changes you’ve made to the child theme wont be lost. If you are using only the parent theme, you will lose all changes with every update.

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  2. Click on the Add New button from the top of the page.
  3. Click on the Upload Theme button.
  4. Click on Choose file and select the theme-name-child.zip (example: fairchild-child.zip).
  5. Click on Install Now and activate the theme.

Troubleshooting (missing stylesheet error)

If you receive the “missing style.css stylesheet” error, you haven’t uploaded the correct files. Don’t upload the themename_UNZIP.zip file – extract the files from it and follow the instructions above.