How To Install Wordpress Theme In Hostinger

Published 11 December 2023 by Jarvis Silva

Have a wordpress website hosted on Hostinger and you want to install a theme on it but don't know how to then you are at the right place. In this tutorial I will show you how to install wordpress theme in Hostinger.

Installing a WordPress theme on Hostinger can be done in 3 ways:

  1. Using wordpress theme directory page.
  2. Uploading theme using wordpress theme page.
  3. Manually uploading and installing the theme using Hostinger file manager.

We will see all 3 approaches of theme installation step by step so let's start.

1. Installing Theme Using Theme Directory In Wordpress

This is the most easiest way to install themes on wordpress but you can only install free themes through this method so let's see how to do it.

  1. Login to your website wordpress admin panel.
  2. In your wordpress sidebar hover over Appearance, It will show Themes option click on it and it will open themes page which will show all your installed themes, In the top left there will be Add New Theme button click on it.
  3. Wordpress themes page
  4. This will open Add Themes page. On this page you can use the search bar to search and install the theme you want.
  5. Wordpress add themes page
  6. For example I searched oceanwp, the OceanWp theme came up and I clicked on Install button which will install oceanwp theme on my site.
  7. Wordpress add themes page search
  8. Then I will apply the theme by clicking the activate button and the theme design and layout will be applied on my site.
  9. Wordpress theme activate

This was the most easy and straightforward way to install a theme in wordpress in any hosting.

2. Installing Theme Using Wordpress Theme Upload Option.

This way is mostly used to install custom or paid themes in wordpress so let's see how to do it step by step:

  1. Login to your website wordpress admin panel and again go to Appearance > Themes > Add New Theme. Now you need to click on Upload Theme button and it will display a option to upload your theme files combined in a zip format.
  2. Wordpress upload theme option
  3. After uploading click on Install Now button and your theme will start to upload and install.

This was the second way to install a custom theme in wordpress, now lastly we will see how can we install a wordpress theme using Hostinger file manager.

3. Installing theme using Hostinger file manager

This way of theme installation is mostly used by developers or if you are facing errors while installing the theme using above 2 methods. So let's see how can we use this way to install a theme in wordpress in Hostinger.

  1. Login to your Hostinger account, go to dashboard of your site you want to install wordpress theme on and on the same page there will be file manager option click on it and it will open Hostinger file manager.
  2. Hostinger panel
  3. In the file manager go to public_html > wp-content > themes. You need to upload your theme folder here, you can do that by drag and drop or using the upload button. You will also see other themes folder which you installed.
  4. Hostinger wordpress themes directory
  5. After uploading the theme folder to wordpress themes directory go back to your themes page in your wordpress admin. You should see your uploaded theme showing up and you can apply the theme by clicking on Activate.
  6. wordpress themes page

Also Read: How to uninstall wordpress in Hostinger.

So these were all the ways to install a wordpress theme in Hostinger and it is mostly same for other hosts also. Thanks for reading, Have a nice day 😊

About the author

I am Jarvis Silva, a tech-savvy individual. I have 5 years of experience in website hosting and development, Now sharing all my knowledge related to web hosting and other various technologies on the internet through Hostwizly.