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Added Apr 05, 2019

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In this video I walk you through adding a premium theme to your WordPress website. A premium theme is one you've bought and/or is not available through wordpress.org

Free themes are added from the wordpress.org repository through your dashboard. I cover choosing and installing a free theme at Choose a New Theme

If your premium theme comes with instructions from the developers then please follow their instructions.

Every theme is different and there will be settings for you to tweak once your theme is active. You should be able to find instructions where you purchased your theme and some have videos to teach you how to use them.

I hope you enjoy making your website beautiful.

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Loes Premium
Wow, that goes fast!
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MarionBlack Premium
Just over a minute, with no waffle.
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RandiLee Premium
I've struggled with this issues for a couple of weeks, reading the horror stories some were experiencing in trying to change it! This is fantastic Marion....Thank you so much!
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wendyg53 Premium
Excellent quick explanation Marion. Thank you. I've puzzled over this for awhile. I'm good with the free themes and your excellent training for the time being. I wanted to hit "Like" and bookmark your training, but those features are not available right now. I guess they're still working on the glitches. Thank you as always for clear, concise training.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Wendy. Kyle said the other day that he'd given the team a nudge about the "Like" button :)
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wendyg53 Premium
He might need to nudge a little harder. ;-)
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lakbar12 Premium
Marion, you are always doing helpful videos. I love watching your tutorials. I do have one question, though is there a benefit over a premium theme verses the ones we are using within our WA WordPress. I know sometimes features are an added benefit but, will going premium help things like speeding up my site or is it mainly the additional features that premium offers. I don't know I am new to WordPress. Thank you for this tutorial....
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MarionBlack Premium
I don't actually use any premium themes myself. My theme of choice at the moment is Weaver Xtreme. If I ever find any features that I need that are only available in the premium version I'll upgrade in a heart beat. But so far there's nothing I want to do that I can't accomplish myself with the free version and CSS.

Some themes have very limited features in the free version so they can get more people upgrading.
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lakbar12 Premium
Okay thank you! That really explains why the upgrade is available. I really appreciate your help...
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Saip3 Premium
Hi Marion,

Thank you for the video

I tried installing the theme but getting error

Theme can’t be installed style.css is missing but when I check the file in zip it’s there any idea??

Regards,
Saiprasad
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MarionBlack Premium
If you're uploading the zip file then whatever is in the zip file should not be missing.

Is the theme zip file inside another zip file? Sometimes they give you extra stuff that's not part of the main theme zip file. In that case you would have to unzip the outer wrapper and upload the inner zip file.

If you're still having problems then contact the theme's developers support forum.
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DianneBee Premium
Thanks Marion, as usual you've made it simple!
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MarionBlack Premium
I like simple too Dianne.
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AnisChity Premium
Hey Marion, can you help me please? I'm getting an error message when trying to upload the theme, it says the site can't be reached.
Thanks in advance!
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MarionBlack Premium
Perhaps site support can help with that Anis
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Barryw1 Premium
Thanks Marion. I love your short and to the point videos.

I installed cookie law info but the actual bar across the bottom does not show.

What does show is the tab Privacy&Cookies; Policy. Is that enough to satisfy the authorities?

Any thoughts?
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MarionBlack Premium
Give me the link to your site so I can see exactly what you mean.

Did you follow this video?
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Barryw1 Premium
Yes I did follow the video. I made one change that would have no affect. I removed privacy from the privacy&cookies; policy tab.

http://freedtosoar.com
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MarionBlack Premium
Just as I suspected. You can't see the original popup because it's your website and you've already clicked on "Accept". You could probably see it if you use a different browser.
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Barryw1 Premium
Thank you Marion. I appreciate it I know how busy you are. You're my hero.

Have a great night.

Barry
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Barryw1 Premium
100% right I can see it in a different browser.
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MarionBlack Premium
YAY!
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mijareze Premium
Thank you Marion.
Ed
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome.
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minitrio Premium
Thanks a lot, something new to me.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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MKearns Premium
Thanks for the great tutorial Marion. I am still into regular WordPress themes, but this is archival in importance.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you.
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VinceHuynh Premium
Great video, thanks Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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Martstervt Premium
Thanks Marion, bookmarked!
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MarionBlack Premium
You must have a library of bookmarks Marty.
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Martstervt Premium
of stored files, but when I tried cleaning up old emails I inadvertently deleted some of my stored files so I will have to collect many again.
I don't seem to get as much accomplished as I would like to.

Marty
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MarionBlack Premium
Me too.
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TGrisaft Premium
Thanks for sharing and may definitely be beneficial
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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Dreamer56 Premium
You are the best Marion.
Thanks
Tim
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MarionBlack Premium
Aw, shucks!
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Megastar Premium
Hi Marion thank you for the training and also forwarding us to all the training videos compiled by you.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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halinphilly Premium
I appreciate the tutorial, Marion. I just upgraded to the premium version of Songriter and, fortunately things went smoothly. Your lesson was too late for me, but it's good to know it's there for next time.
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MarionBlack Premium
Glad you were able to sort it out for yourself.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Thanks for the helpful tutorial, Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
It's a pleasure to share.
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johnwnewman Premium
Thanks again Marion! Nice training :-)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you John.
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