How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit

Last modified: Thursday November 24th, 2022


This article describes how to quickly and easily manage your WordPress themes using the WordPress Toolkit in cPanel.

The WordPress Toolkit provides a user-friendly and easy-to-use interface directly within cPanel that you can use to install, configure, and manage WordPress websites.

To install WordPress, please see this article.

Installing WordPress themes

To install themes for your WordPress site using the WordPress Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, find and click WordPress Toolkit::
    • For the Jupiter theme:                                                                                                       How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit jupiter
    • For the Paper Lantern theme:                                                                                       How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit paper tantern
  3. When the WordPress Toolkit page appears, you will see a list of installed WordPress sites. In a site list entry, click the Themes tab:  How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit themes
  4. A list of installed themes for the site appears: How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit installed themes list wordpress toolkit
  5. Click Install to install a new theme on the site. A list of themes appears: How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit new themes wordpress toolkit
  6. Select a theme, and then click Install.
    You can use the search box and Filter sidebar options to refine the list and search for a specific theme.
  7. At the top right corner of the Plugins and Themes dialog box, click the X icon. To manage your installed themes, see the following procedure.

Managing WordPress themes

To manage themes that you have installed using the WordPress Toolkit, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, find and click WordPress Toolkit::
    • For the Jupiter theme:                                                                                                       How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit jupiter
    • For the Paper Lantern theme:                                                                                       How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit paper tantern
  3. When the WordPress Toolkit page appears, you will see a list of installed WordPress sites. In a site list entry, click the Themes tab: How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit wordpress toolkit themes
  4. A list of installed themes for the site appears with several options: How to manage themes using the cPanel WordPress Toolkit installed themes list wordpress toolkit
    • Manage. To manage installed themes from the WordPress dashboard.
    • Click the slider in the State column to enable or disable a theme.
    • Update. This option will be available if there are updates available for a theme, select the theme, and then click Update to update it.
    • Remove. To remove (uninstall) a theme, click the trash can icon. Alternatively, you can remove multiple themes.

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