1. Install WordPress
Download and Install WordPress 4.x or later.
To Install WordPress please follow the instruction here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
YOU CANNOT INSTALL WORDPRESS THEMES ON A WORDPRESS.COM BLOGGING ACCOUNT
It’s important to understand that an account on WordPress.com is not the same as a website running a self hosted copy of WordPress. If you have purchased a theme with this intention you should contact envato support.
2. Download Theme
A. If you’ve downloaded whole theme package (see image below), unzip it.
There you will find 3-4 folders such as:
Open the theme folder and you will find 2 zip files:
- theme_name.zip (this is the theme you need to upload)
- theme_name-child.zip (see child section for more info about child theme)
B. Alternatively you can simply download the installable WordPress file (see image below) You should have the lush.zip archive by itself, which is the file to upload via the dashboard.
3. Install Theme
To install the theme, in your WordPress Admin Panel (wp-admin) go to “Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > browse to your theme_name.zip file.
4. Activate Theme
In “Appearance > Themes > activate the theme by hitting the correspondent “Activate” link.
5. Install Plugins
After theme activation you will see a “recommended plugins” notice. Click the “Begin installing plugins” link in order to proceed to installation. Make sure you install & activate them after installation.