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How to activate a downloaded theme?

  1. Hi everyone,

    Newbie question - I've downloaded "Adapt" theme into my "downloads" folder on Mac.
    How do I access the search and upload function to find and apply it in WordPress? (I've tried the sidebar Appearance>Theme but all that gives me are the options already on wordpress, not the option to upload a new one.


    The blog I need help with is

  2. you can't activate downloaded themes

    For more on the difference:

  3. I was afraid you were going to say that. Thanx auxclass

  4. @seianmulholland

    @auxclass is correct.

    Themes can't be uploaded to blogs hosted on They can only be uploaded to self-hosted blogs running on software.

    On, you can select from a variety of themes to change your blog's appearance. You can read more about customizing the appearance and theme of your blog on here:

    We offer over 210 themes, both free themes and premium themes created by leading theme companies. You can view all of our themes and filter them by specific criteria here:

    You can also post suggestions for new themes we might add on our public user forum:

    Let us know if you have any more questions.

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