hello Michelle eaten here and in this video we're going to look at using the blue host file manager to install a wordpress theme we may want to do this if we haven't got all don't want to use as it program and also if the WordPress uploader is having trouble uploading the zipped file this can happen if the files are too large for the WordPress uploader to handle so follow along as I show you how to do this so to begin just quickly have a look at the blog that i'm setting up that's currently using the waiver same come back to the dashboard a look at appearance and themes and then we've got the waiver theme twenty eleven theme and the twenty ten theme now we're going to come over to blow host we're going to scroll down to the files section I'm going to click on file manager click go and we're going to navigate to the public HTML folder and double click that icon and site i'm working on is birmingham hairdressers so i'm going to double-click that folder and then we're going to go to WP dash content which is our wordpress content and here we can see the themes directory so we're going to double click themes folder there we can see our themes listed 2011 2010 and Weaver then we're going to come up here to the upload button and click that and we browse for the file that we want so I saved in desktop a zip file and it's this one here at the bottom Jerry mint WP zip so we're going to open that we can see at the bottom here that the upload is started so when it's complete you can close this tab go back to file manager and then if we come up here to reload there we can see the zip file that we just uploaded so if we select that come up the top here to extract leave the path as it is going into the themes that's fine and select extract file extracted all those files click close again come up and reload we can now see we've got thick jade mint to blue Pete folder next to all the other theme folders now we can select the zip file and we can delete that we don't need that anymore now that it's extracted so yes we'll delete that one and now come back over to our WordPress theme and we refresh this page scroll down we can see that we have the new theme available to us so if we now activate that theme and come up to visit site there we have a new theme installed and activated without needing to use a sick program thank you for watching if you haven't already come over and visit us at the local business web school calm and join us for our free tutorials hope to speak to you soon bye .
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FTP is not the only way to upload your files. In fact, cPanel's File Manager not only uploads your files, but you can delete files, create directories, create and extract zip files, edit files, and so much more! Best of all you can do everything without any software and do it on any computer that has access to the Internet.
This video shows an alternative way of installing a theme, it also shows what happens when you install a faulty theme.