How to Install Magento Theme from Zip File?

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Mia Updated: May 04, 2020

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Do you believe first impressions matter? If not, a report by Blue Corona said that 38% of visitors would stop engaging with a website if its content or layout is dull and uninteresting.

We’re living in an era when the digital world is on the throne, and the consumers are more distracted and impatient than ever.

That’s the reason why a theme perhaps is the most critical part of any e-commerce store nowadays. Your website’s outlook has to be at its best to attract visitors to stay in the store.

As a Magento store owner, you have thousands of both free and paid themes, which offer the ready-to-use templates for you to choose from.

Without further ado, this article will instruct you on how to install your theme on Magento from a zip file.

Table of contents:

Download the theme

Once you have determined your favorite theme and download the zipped version, unzip the theme’s archive folder.

Then you will get two directories: app and pub.

Upload the theme

Now, navigate to the root directory of your Magento 2 store. FileZilla is available to use in this case.

Next, you upload the app and pub folder in the root directory of your Magento 2 store.

Run commands

In this stage, connect your Magento shop via SSH and navigate to the root directory. There are 2 required command lines you need to move to the next stage.

  • Upgrade the setup via command: php bin/magento setup:upgrade

  • Deploy the static content via command: php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Apply the theme

To put your new themes in the front-end of the store, login to your store admin panel and select Content > Configuration.

After that, select Edit the theme of the store you want to change.

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Tap on the Edit button to change the theme

Your job now is to choose your new theme from the dropdown list, then click on the Save Configuration button.

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Save all your configurations by clicking on the Save button at the top-right corner

All done! You can now visit your store’s front-end to see the result.

Final thoughts

When it comes to any e-commerce store, the most easy-to-see beauty is from the outside of that store. The vital role of a web’s appearance is undeniable.

Hopefully, the above tutorial can help you be able to install a theme from a zip file in Magento.

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Mia
Mia
As a content executive at Mageplaza, Mia Hoang understands the value of content marketing lies in the engagement between the customers and companies. Her wish is to bring a unique voice, different perspectives, and new light for every audience.

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