How to Install a New Theme in Magento 2

How to Install a New Theme in Magento 2
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Installing a new theme for Magento 2 store is necessary and should be one of the tasks in priority. That is easy to find many beautiful themes in Magento Marketplaces or through searching tools. You can assign installation task to the theme vendor or install a new theme by yourself by following their installation guide and user guide.

The theme will help you make your store become user-friendly, professional and attractive to vistors. Choosing a suitable theme also enhances the appearance of your store and build your own brand name. Therefore, following some simple steps which are given bellow to install a new theme for your Magento store right now.

5 Steps to install Theme in Magento 2

Step 1: Download a Theme

In this post, I will install Porto theme. Go to Download page and click on Download button.

download porto theme

Step 2: Upload the theme to your server

To upload Porto theme to your server, we use WinSCP (You can use FileZilla or any SFPT client). Upload app and pubto your Magento root folder, see this screencast.

upload theme to server

Step 3: Run Upgrade

It’s time to upgrade and install the Porto theme on your Magento 2 store. First of all, you have to connect to your server via SSH Then Run Upgrade and deploy static content command lines:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Step 4: Choose a new Theme

  • Option 1: Find The Most Popular Themes for Magento 2 on Themeforest.
  • OPtion 2: Find the Magento 2 theme under Magento Marketplace

    • On the Admin panel, click Find Partners & Extensions.
    • Under Magento Marketplace, click Visit Magento Marketplaces.
    • Select the Magento 2 theme that you prefer and install the theme on your server. You can follow the installation guide and user guide to complete installtion without errors.

Step 5: Setup the new theme

Magento 2.0.x

  • On the Admin sidebar, Stores > Settings > Configuration.

Magento 2.1.x or above

  • On the Admin sidebar, Content > Design > Configuration > Select your current theme > .

  • Open the Theme section

How to Install a New Theme

  • In the Design Theme field, select the new Theme as you want
  • When complete, click Save Config.

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