How to Install a Magento Theme for E-commerce Development Process?

by Magento Store Magento Development Company

A theme in Magento offers consistent look and feel in the store frontend, with the support of custom templates, layouts, styles or images. These days, people tend to analyze a website by its beautiful design and theme play a crucial role in website recognition. The themes are well known to provide improved customer experience and interactive platform. Thus they are a must to integrate in your store infrastructure.

Introduction to Magento Theme

A theme is a component of Magento application offering consistent look and feel for entire storefront using a combination of custom templates, layouts, styles or images. It is the backbone of the E-commerce website. Online brands invest in Magento Development Company to make optimum use of themes. 

Advantages of a Magento Theme

· The responsive feature makes it simple to offer the same environment to every user, regardless of the operative platform.

·    The responsive themes offer a scalable platform, thus adding new features and functions to already developed theme.

·     Improved security functionality with the Magento 2 themes.

·  Google appreciate responsiveness nature, giving you the SEO benefit and improved user experience.

· The free themes are compatible with the newest versions of Magento and are optimized for the web browsers.

·      Absolute uniqueness for your e-store with custom themes.

Points to Select Magento Theme

·      A well-built store with stylish visual effect can work wonders. On the other hand an ugly theme can enhance the bounce rate. Thus, focusing on the appearance, choose a professional theme that represents your business.

·      A robust theme with benefits of SASS, Bootstrap 3, HTML5, and CSS3 makes your store responsive.

·     User-friendly themes with simple navigations, useful buttons, and neat arrangements are important for your theme.

·    Select the theme properly for your business model having SEO features.

·       Select a theme compatible with multiple browsers to engage more audiences.

·       A good color combination with your products and services.

·   With the improved use of social media, a social media friendly theme is guaranteed.

Methods to Install a Theme in Magento 2:

Manual Installation

When you have a list of files available in the zipped folder as a new theme, implement this method.

1. Unzip the theme

·       Unzip the archive of the theme and check the two directories: app and pub.

2. Upload the files

·       Navigate to the root directory of your online selling store

·       Upload the folders into the root directory.

3. Run the commands

·       Connect the e-store through SSH.

·       Navigate to the root directory.

Upgrade the setup with these commands:

·       php bin/magento setup:upgrade 

·       php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

The success of an online selling store is achieved by multiple and Magento 2 theme development is one of the prominent phase. Hopefully, the above steps has helped you to install a theme!

4. Login to Admin Panel

·       Navigate to Content > Design > Configuration

·       Select edit the store theme.

·  Choose the desired theme from the dropdown menu and Save Configuration.

Installation via Composer

When you have a theme as a composer package, go with this approach.

1. Buy a theme from Magento Marketplace.

2. Identify the Composer name of the theme;

3. Select the root directory and enter the below command:

composer require /:;

4. Wait for the dependencies to get updated.

5. Run the below commands:

git add -A && git commit -m "Add theme" git push origin

To ensure that the theme is registered, go with the below steps:

·   Open Admin Panel and reload backend pages after the theme installation.

·       Navigate to Content>Design>Themes

·       Check whether the theme displayed on the right panel is present in the available themes.


There are several things involved in the success of an E-commerce store, but a great theme is the most prominent one. The best thing is that the installation method is smooth and Magento Development Company is present to assist in case of any trouble. They have all the resources to build an engaging e-commerce theme.


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