Magento theme installation

This post is part of series Getting started with Magento, In this post we will learn about  Magento theme installation.

Brief about Magento themesMagento theme installation.png

Magento themes are used to change the look of your online store. Some advanced themes can also modify the functionality of your store to improve user experience.

It is useful when you don’t know about coding stuff(html/css), It also saves a lot of time of development.

Magento theme installation | Steps

There are two ways you can install Magento theme.

Install through connect manager : 

  • You can find a theme from Magento Connect. There are hundreds of (free and paid) themes available at Magento Connect. Copy the key for selected theme and paste it to connect manager in backend panel (System > Magento Connect) of your Magento installation.
  • Press “Install”, and than “Proceed”. After installation process is completed, Return to admin panel.Magento theme installation
  • Now go to System > Configuration > General > Design.
  • Now you have to find package and theme name from folder name, go to folder app > design > frontend. There will be one new folder, that will be your package name. and inside that folder there will be your theme.
  • Copy package and theme names to respective fields (copy theme name to Templates.Skin,Layout ).And save configuration. Now refresh Magento cache and browse your frontend, New theme will be displayed.Magento theme installation

Install through ftp : 

  • You can download theme files from external location.
  • Upload those files to server, at same location/folder.
  • Go to System > Configuration > General > Design.
  • Now you have to find package and theme name from folder name, go to folder app > design > frontend. There will be one new folder, that will be your package name. and inside that folder there will be your theme.
  • Copy package and theme names to respective fields (copy theme name to Templates.Skin,Layout ).
  • And save configuration. Now refresh Magento cache and browse your frontend, New theme will be displayed.

That was all about Magento theme installation, It is easy as it seems. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Ankur Dholakia

Ankur Dholakia

Magento Developer | Entrepreneur at iBiz Technologies
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