The next step after installing WordPress and checking server requirements, is installing Jupiter WordPress theme. Access to WordPress administration and FTP clients are required for Installing theme and child theme.

In this article, we explain about installing Jupiter theme and its child theme in your website.


Downloading the theme

At first, you need to download Jupiter theme and child theme from ThemeForest website.

To download the theme:

1Go to ThemeForest and login into your account.
2In the upper right corner, hover over your username and click on Downloads.

Installing theme and child theme - themeforest menu

3Scroll down to Jupiter and click on Download All files & documentation.

Installing theme and child theme - Jupiter download

4Extract the downloaded .zip file into a folder. These files will be needed for the next steps.

Installing the theme

There are few methods to upload and install a theme on your WordPress website. In this section, we explain about two easy-to-follow installation methods.

Installing through WordPress administration

1From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Themes.

Installing theme and child theme - appearance menu

2Click on Add New Theme.

Installing theme and child theme - add new theme

3Click on Upload Theme button.

Installing theme and child theme - upload theme

4Click on Choose File button and select Jupiter.zip that you have extracted from the ThemeForest downloaded file then click on Install Now button and wait for the install to complete.

Installing theme and child theme - install theme

5After the theme installed successfully, click on Activate button.

Installing theme and child theme - activate theme

Uploading through FTP client

Alternatively, you can upload the theme through file transfer protocol. Keep in mind that this will only upload the theme to your website, it will not install or activate it.

1Use a FTP client (for example Filezilla) to access your host web server.
2In the files browser navigate to /wp-content/themes.
3Extract Jupiter.zip and Transfer it into the directory.

Installing the child theme

If you plan on customizing and editing the theme’s files, it is highly recommended to install a child theme. Having a child theme guarantees that your changes will not be deleted on each update of the theme and they will stay intact.

To install the child theme:

1From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Themes.

Installing theme and child theme - appearance menu

2Click on Add New Theme.

Installing theme and child theme - add new theme

3Click on Upload Theme button.

Installing theme and child theme - upload theme

4Click on Browse button and select Jupiter-child.zip file then click on Install Now button and wait for the install to complete.

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5After the child theme installed successfully, click on the Activate button.