How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit

This article describes how to quickly and easily manage your WordPress themes using the WordPress Toolkit in cPanel. The WordPress Toolkit provides a convenient, easy-to-use interface directly within cPanel that you can use to install, configure, and manage your WordPress themes.

This article assumes that you have already installed a WordPress site using the WordPress Toolkit. If you have not installed WordPress yet, please see this article for information about how to do so.

Installing WordPress themes

To install themes for your WordPress site using the WordPress Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, click WordPress Toolkit:

    cPanel - Applications - WordPress Toolkit icon

  3. The WordPress Toolkit page appears with a list of installed WordPress sites. In a site list entry, click the Themes tab:

    WordPress Toolkit - Themes tab

  4. A list of installed themes for the site appears:

    WordPress Toolkit - Installed themes

  5. To install a new theme on the site, click Install. A list of themes appears:

    WordPress Toolkit - Install themes

  6. Select a theme, and then click Install.

    You can use the search box and Filter sidebar options to refine the list and search for a specific theme.
  7. At the top right corner of the Plugins and Themes dialog box, click the X icon. To manage your installed themes, see the following procedure.

Managing WordPress themes

To manage themes that you have installed using the WordPress Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, click WordPress Toolkit:

    cPanel - Applications - WordPress Toolkit icon

  3. The WordPress Toolkit page appears with a list of installed WordPress sites. In a site list entry, click the Themes tab:

    WordPress Toolkit - Themes tab

  4. A list of installed themes for the site appears with several options:

    WordPress Toolkit - Installed themes

    • To manage installed themes from the WordPress dashboard, click Manage in WordPress.
    • To enable or disable a theme, click the slider in the State column.
    • If there are updates available for a theme, click Updates, select the theme, and then click Update to update it.
    • To remove (uninstall) a theme, click the trash can icon. Alternatively, you can remove multiple themes at once by selecting the check boxes, and then clicking Remove.

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