How to Install a WordPress Theme

Install a Theme using WordPress Admin Theme Search

If you’re looking to install a free WordPress theme from the WordPress.org themes directory, then the easiest way is by using the WordPress admin theme search functionality.

First thing you need to do is login to your WordPress admin area. Next, click on Appearance » Themes.

Click on Appearance Themes

Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

Add New Themes in WordPress

On the next screen, you will have the ability to select from: Featured WordPress themes, Popular WordPress themes, Latest WordPress themes, search for a specific theme, or search for themes with specific features.

Search for WordPress Theme

Based on your search, you will see a single theme or a list of themes that met your criteria. In our case, we searched for the blogging theme Slipstream.

When you see the theme that you want to install, simply bring your mouse on top of the image. This will reveal the install button, preview button, and details button. Go ahead and click on the install button.

Install a WordPress Theme

WordPress will now install your theme and show you a success message along with the link to activate or live preview.

Activate a WordPress Theme

Click on the activate button, and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme.

Note: Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customizer or through a separate options panel.

Install a Theme by using Upload Method from WordPress Admin

The first method that we covered only allows you to install free themes that are available in the WordPress.org theme’s directory. But what if you want to install a commercial “premium” WordPress theme from companies like ThemeLab, StudioPress, iThemes, etc.

Or what if you want to install a custom theme? Well in this case, you would need to install the theme using the upload method from your WordPress admin.

Start by downloading the .zip file of the theme that you purchased from a marketplace or a commercial theme provider.

Next login to your WordPress admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.

Click on Appearance Themes

Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

Add New Themes in WordPress

On the next screen, click on the Upload Theme button at the top.

WordPress Theme Install Upload Theme

You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you downloaded earlier. Select the file and click Install Now.

Upload the Theme File in WordPress

Once your theme is installed, you will see a success message along with the link to activate and preview the theme.

Activate a WordPress Theme

Click on the activate button, and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme. Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customizer or through a separate options panel.

Note: The theme upload functionality is only available for self-hosted WordPress.org users. If you’re using WordPress.com, then you will not see this option because it limits you. In order to use custom theme upload feature, you would need to use self-hosted WordPress.org (See this article that explains the difference between Self Hosted WordPress.org vs WordPress.com).

Installing a WordPress Theme using FTP

If you’re feeling adventurous and want take it to the next level, then you can learn about installing WordPress themes using FTP. Remember, this is not for true beginners because it is a little bit more advanced.

Now that you have read the article above and installed and setup your FTP program, connect to your host using FTP. You would need to go to the path (/wp-content/themes/). Once you’re there, simply upload your theme’s folder there.

Remember you must unzip the folders before you upload a theme using FTP. Once you have uploaded the theme, you would need to go to your admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.

You should see the theme that you uploaded listed there. Bring your mouse on top of that theme and click on the activate button.

Error: Remote Server returned ‘550 5.2.11 RESOLVER.RST.SendSizeLimit.Sender; message too large for this sender’

Please check the message send/receive limit. You are sending message which is larger than the allowed limit.

Change message size limit using powershell.

How to Change maximum Office 365 attachment size with PowerShell

Change message size limit using admin center.

How To Change Office 365 Message Size Limit Using Web Console

 

Error: Your message wasn’t delivered to anyone because it’s too large.

Please check the message send/receive limit. You are sending message which is larger than the allowed limit.

Change message size limit using powershell.

How to Change maximum Office 365 attachment size with PowerShell

Change message size limit using admin center.

How To Change Office 365 Message Size Limit Using Web Console

 

How to Change maximum Office 365 attachment size with PowerShell

The default Office 365 maximum message size for messages is 35MB. Because the email text is usually small, this setting essentially restricts the maximum attachment size. You can change the maximum message size for an individual mailbox in the Office 365 admin center or with PowerShell.

To check the current message sending/receiving limt

Get-Mailbox -Identity “UserName@YourDomain.com” | fl maxsendsize,maxreceivesize

To set the message sending/receiving limit to 150 MB

Set-Mailbox -Identity “UserName@YourDomain.com” -MaxReceiveSize 150MB -MaxSendSize 150MB

How To Change Office 365 Message Size Limit Using Web Console

Change Office 365 Message Limit for one mailbox

Step 1. Open Exchange Admin

Once logged in to your Office 365 portal click on Admin on then left menu bar and then Exchange to open the Exchange Admin

Step 2. Open the Recipients Mailbox Properties

Click on Recipients in the left side bar, click on the Individual Mailbox and then click on the edit icon.

Step 3. Change the Message Size Limit

Click on Mailbox Features and then scroll down to Message Size Restrictions.  Click on View details

Step 4. Change the Maximum Message Size

Change the Maximum Message size up to a maximum of 150000KB for Sent and Received message

Office-365-Maximum-Message-Size-Limit

Change Office 365 Message Limit for All New Accounts

Step 1. Open Exchange Admin

Once logged in to your Office 365 portal click on Admin on then left menu bar and then Exchange to open the Exchange Admin

Step 2. Change the Default Message Size Limit

In the mailbox view click on the … and then click on Set Default Message Size Restrictions.

Office-365-Set-Default-Message-Size-Restrictions