Magento Open Source 2.1.x

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Installing a New Theme

When you first install Magento, the design elements of the store are based on the “Default” themeA package that contains graphics and appearance information, and customizes the look and feel of the store.. The Luma theme is also available if you installed the sample data. You can modify a theme, add themes created by others, or create new ones. Magento Marketplace contains a growing selection of themes that you can install to change the appearance of your store. To learn how to create or modify a theme, see the Frontend Developer Guide.

Magento Marketplace

To install a new theme:

1. Before you begin, make sure that you have a valid set of Magento 2 Access Keys.
2. Follow the steps outlined in the Marketplace Quick Tour, to:
  • Find a Theme
  • Evaluate the Product
  • Make a Purchase
  • Download the Software
  • Install the Theme
3. To apply the theme to your store, see: Using the Default Theme,