In the following article, we will discuss how to install and enable a theme inside your Drupal-based website.
Themes are used in order to bring different functionalities to your website and various customization options, which you may use to alter the look and feel of your website.
We would recommend downloading themes from official vendors or directly from the official Drupal website.
In this tutorial, we will use the “Creative Responsive” theme, which is one of the more popular themes for Drupal.
You would first need to download the theme of choice to your local device as we will need to upload it later on.
Once the theme has been downloaded, you would need to log inside your administrative area.
Once inside, we will need to navigate to the “Appearance” section and click on the “+Install new theme” button.
You would then be redirected to a new page, where you will have an option to install a theme directly from an URL or upload it from your local device. In the current case, we will choose the latter option.
After choosing the correct archive containing the theme and clicking on the “Install” button, we will be displayed with a progress bar, which we can use to track the theme installation progress.
Once the bar reaches 100%, you will be displayed with a confirmation that the theme has been installed successfully.
We may now return to the “Appearance” section, where we will be able to find the newly installed theme.
To enable it and set it as the default theme, we will need to click on the “Install and set as default” option under the theme.
If we would afterward check the front page, we will find the completely new and altered look that the theme has provided us with.