How to Install a New Theme in Prestashop 1.6 & 1.7

prestashop tutorial how to install a new theme

Installing a prestashop theme for your store involves a few steps.

Step 1 – First, you will need to find and download a theme.

– Download prestashop themes designed by Zerocarts.com

– Or you can find a theme at the prestashop theme collection.

– The theme is downloaded as a *.zip package. Do not extract it. You will import it via the back office.

Step 2 – Installing the theme via the Back Office.

1 – Log into your back office

2a – With Prestashop 1.6 – using the left side menu, click on Themes at the Preferences.

click on themes at the preferences

2b – With Prestashop 1.7 – using the left side menu, click on Theme & Logo at the IMPROVE>Design.

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3 – Click on the Add New Theme at the top right corner.

click on add new theme install prestashop theme


4 – From the Import Theme page, use click the Add File button in the Import from your Computer section. Then click on Save button.

import theme install prestashop themes 2

Step 3 – Activating themes in PrestaShop 1.6 & 1.7

After your theme has been installed you will be taken back to the Themes page, the theme will be listed at here.

To activate your theme, simply click on Use This Theme button.

active theme install prestashop theme


Continue, click on Save button.

click save install prestashop theme

And then, click on Finish button.

click finish install prestashop theme

Final, you can then visit your site and see the new theme in action.

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