WordPress: How to download your new theme

After purchasing a theme, you will be sent an email receipt within a few minutes. If you have not received the email within 30 minutes, please contact us or leave a comment below. Make sure to check your spam/junkmail folder too.

The email includes a link to download the theme installation file. You can download your theme using the link shown in red below:

Download the theme by right-clicking (or control+click on Mac) the link in the email. Then select “Save linked file as…”. Please note that the wording may be slightly different depending on which web browser you are using. Save the file to your desktop.

Save the file to your desktop so that you can access it in the next step of this guide.

The video below shows an example of saving the theme file to your desktop:


What’s next?

Now that you have downloaded the zip file, it’s time to upload it to your site.

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  1. Salwa

    Hello, How does it work if you want to purchase a theme to change your current WP site into?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Salwa, you can read more about how the process works on this page. We can also install the theme for you too 🙂

      1. Salwa

        Thank you. What theme is this website? https://www.inthefrow.com I cannot find it. And how would it work if I would like help with the installation? Do I sill purchase it and download myself or is the process different?

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Inthefrow is a custom website so the theme is not available to purchase. However you may be interested in the Aquae or Galvani theme as they have a similar aesthetic/style.

          After purchasing a theme you can request an installation via your email receipt.

  2. kate

    Hello I am a little confused. I have a WP site (premium version). I want to purchase a new theme from yourselves but when it states you cannot use it for WP as you need to upgrade first. What do you upgrade?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Kate, it isn’t possible to install themes on WordPress.com. However you may be interested in our free setup service which would upgrade your site to self-hosted WordPress. If you purchased the Premium Plan from WordPress.com in the last 30 days you would receive a full refund for that.

  3. Allyson

    I just purchased a theme; however, my download options are only Opening link options, share, or services. I clicked the link and it downloaded however it is a folder with many files inside not one link to upload to WordPress. I tried deleting and re-downloading but nothing works! Help!!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Allyson! If the steps above don’t work then you might like to send an installation request on this page. I’ll upload the theme for you 🙂

  4. Vikki

    I haven’t received the email I purchased the theme a few days ago!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Vikki, it looks like your email address is not working at the moment. We received this message when the email was sent – “SITEGROUND: No Such mailbox here”. I’ve resent the order to your PayPal email address now, so hopefully you’ll receive it there 🙂

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