Installing Themes: Important Note

Install automatically from your admin:

Appearance > Themes > Install Themes > Upload > Then Browse to the Theme Zip File and Click Install Now > Then Click Activate

Install manually via FTP or host file manager:

– Connect via FTP or log into your file manager
– Navigate to public_html (if not already inside this folder) and then wp-content/themes
– Unzip your theme package (named either or
– Upload your theme folder (named either blankslate or supersimple) into the themes folder
– Finally, go to Appearance > Themes in your admin and Activate your theme


– You will need to contact your host if you’re unsure how to use FTP (they’re all different)
X.X represents whatever version number you’re currently using
– You can now simply edit all your theme files locally in Notepad or TextEdit (or something more advanced) and then upload them via FTP so that you always have a backup locally automatically and can easily undo mistakes

The following issue only effects versions older than BlankSlate 2.0 and SuperSimple 1.5…

Uploading via FTP will cause the following error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ':' in /wp-content/themes/supersimple/functions.php on line 1

This was due to the way in which the themes were minified, saved and uploaded which has since been fixed.

Thanks, TidyThemes