Using Bluehost File Manager To Install A WordPress Theme


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FTP is not the only way to upload your files. In fact, cPanel’s File Manager not only uploads your files, but you can delete files, create directories, create and extract zip files, edit files, and so much more! Best of all you can do everything without any software and do it on any computer that has access to the Internet.

This video shows an alternative way of installing a theme, it also shows what happens when you install a faulty theme.
http://youtu.be/4qWwRIqVosE

Michelle Eaton

27 Comments
  • seovideolibrary
    Posted at 05:07h, 08 June

    Thanks Michelle, that really helped me out! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Eaton
    Posted at 16:13h, 09 June

    Very pleased to be of help, thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  • NoWay
    Posted at 07:53h, 13 August

    Thanks for an precies and "easy to follow" tutorial:-)

  • Michelle Eaton
    Posted at 14:11h, 15 August

    Glad to help πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Eaton
    Posted at 17:27h, 27 October

    It's possible that the theme you tried to upload was faulty. This happened to me when I tried to upload a theme where the CSS style sheet was missing.

    There is a link to another video in the description that shows this error and also shows an alternative way of installing a theme.

    Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  • C Holmes
    Posted at 01:53h, 22 January

    thank you so much for posting this! Your instructions were clear and easy! I finally was able to upload my template without having to you Filezilla, so thanks again for this!

  • Michelle Eaton
    Posted at 20:09h, 30 January

    I'm so Glad it helped you πŸ™‚

  • Jonathan Hartwig
    Posted at 15:20h, 15 June

    Great video. I feel like now I'll be able to back up all my sites easier using the file manager. Good stuff!

  • Thomas Loo
    Posted at 09:24h, 21 July

    Okay, I'm just going to straight say this is THE video people need to watch. I was stressing and getting very frustrated until this popped up on google. Thankyou so much.
    The step by step guide worked 100%, and no other guides online were of any help.

  • Michelle Eaton
    Posted at 18:54h, 22 July

    Wow, awesome that I helped you Thomas, thanks for the wonderful comment! πŸ™‚

  • linkolna
    Posted at 14:34h, 25 August

    THANK YOU !!!!

  • Michelle Eaton
    Posted at 20:03h, 15 September

    You're welcome, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Andrew Coates
    Posted at 05:13h, 19 March

    thanks – just what I needed

  • robert williams
    Posted at 00:57h, 06 April

    great video assist for uploading file to server, but what if there is no wp file in the zip I uploaded. Is there another file that will install themes in word press?

  • Robb Gorringe
    Posted at 07:17h, 20 September

    Thanks Michelle! Even though this video is 2 years old, every thing you said was exactly the same in my CPanel, and it worked like a charm. You helped me upload a hefty 11 Meg zip file theme. Thanks so much!!

  • Moody Tunes
    Posted at 14:48h, 26 October

    Hi, I made an attempt to edit the CSS of my theme and the whole website went blank (I suppose I did something wrong), I can't even get on my wordpress dashboard. Has that ever happened to anyone?

    Would I solve the problem if I re-uploaded the theme through Bluehost?

  • Lynda Melnicove
    Posted at 23:12h, 27 April

    Thank you!

  • dougrek
    Posted at 21:43h, 20 June

    Great job, thanks.

  • Michael Chapman
    Posted at 22:03h, 10 September

    Thanks Michelle – you're a lifesaver. Appreciate the help. πŸ˜‰

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  • Andrew Nowacki
    Posted at 19:50h, 01 December

    Fantastic pace, great directions, exactly what I needed. Thank you very much! Still relevant in 2015.

  • Cassidy Gschwind
    Posted at 15:02h, 10 May

    The one thing the helped me in the end :). Thanks

  • Muhammad Tufail
    Posted at 04:35h, 14 May

    when i install it cannot work

  • Emran Begh
    Posted at 22:06h, 02 November

    Fantastic Work… Please keep it up <3

  • Velerince Ketani
    Posted at 21:54h, 22 January

    Thank you so much saved me big headache! loll

  • GlobalistEnemy01
    Posted at 21:39h, 03 March

    Thank you! Extremely helpful! I just switched to bluehost from hostgator.

  • Daniel Baker
    Posted at 07:38h, 08 March

    Great tutorial it helped a lot, thanks!

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