One of the nicest new features in WordPress 2.7 for self-hosted sites is the ability to install WordPress plugins directly from within the admin console – no more having to FTP files around (note that this only works with plugins that are listed in the WordPress plugins list – for others that aren’t in the list you still have to use the old method).
No such luck with WordPress Themes however; for self-hosted sites you still have to manually upload the files to your hosting account before you can activate them, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see this change in a future release – watch this space.
In this tutorial I’ll walk you through the steps to find and install a new Theme using the cPanel File Manager:
- Find a new Theme
- Download the Theme to your computer
- Upload the Theme to your hosting account
- Unzip the Theme
- Activate the Theme