My WordPress theme is not appearing as an option

If you have just installed a new theme but it is not appearing up on your Dashboard, first make sure you uploaded it to the right location.


The correct location to upload a WordPress theme to is app/themes.





The next thing to check is that sometimes themes are bundled in their own subdirectory and when you extract them, the files don’t go into the correct subdirectory in app/themes.

For instance, a theme called cooltheme might be incorrectly placed in:


In that case you need to put the theme’s files in:


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