Changing a wordpress theme is extremely easy and the process is without any risks. However, even then it is strongly advised to take the latest backup of your website, which you should also be doing in any case.
In order to change wordpress theme of your website, follow the following steps.
Log in to your worpress dashboard and then click on Appearance>Themes.
Then click on Add New on the resulting screen.
The following window shall open. Here you have got two options:
- Either you can install a free theme provided by WordPress.org
- Or you can upload your own free or premium theme which should be in the suitable zip format.
For the purpose of this tutorial we will install a theme from the WordPress.Org website
Installing theme from WordPress.org
Click on any of the buttons: ( Features, Newest, Recently Updated etc except Upload) and you will be presented with different themes. Click on the Install Now button under the theme of your choice.
The theme will be installed but the next screen will offer you the opportunity to first preview the theme.
Once you are satisfied with the preview, you can install Save and Activate the new wordpress theme. You have successfully changed your wordpress theme. Enjoy the new look and feel of your beautiful wordpress blog.