How do I change the WordPress theme to a theme not on the WordPress Site?

Question by chrissyasap: How do I change the WordPress theme to a theme not on the WordPress Site?
I’ve had Blogger for a while and am just switching to WordPress.
I do not want to chose one of the themes WordPress has one their site. I searched on Google “free wordpress templates/layouts/themes” and I’ve found some that I’d like to use for my blog. When I click download, it downloads a zip file onto my PC. How do I get that onto my WordPress so that it becomes my WordPress template?
I found Blogger very intuitive with this, but WordPress is confusing me a tad.
Thank you so much!

Best answer:

Answer by Go Meet Pete
To upload a WordPress theme, log in to your Dashboard and to go Appearance > Themes. Next, click the “Install” tab at the top of the page. Then, click the “Upload” text link, which is located directly below the “Manage Themes” tab. Click the “Choose File” button, find your theme zip file, and click the “Install Now” button.

Once the theme has been uploaded, click the “Activate” text link and you’re done!

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One Response to “How do I change the WordPress theme to a theme not on the WordPress Site?”

  1. j k January 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM #

    If you’re using WordPress.com, you cannot use third party themes at all. You’re limited to what they offer. If you want to upgrade, you can but you’re still really limited. Info on upgrading is in your wordpress.com backend.

    If you get paid hosting, then you use wordpress software from wordpress.org – then you can use third party themes.

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