Installing the Theme

We want to help you start with the right foot in order to ful­ly enjoy our Word­Press theme. This why, you need to make sure you have a sol­id foun­da­tion for what’s next by installing Word­Press, the theme you’ve cho­sen from our port­fo­lio, and the right plu­g­ins. In this arti­cle, we will walk you through a friend­ly process of set­ting up the theme in a way that’s cor­rect and trustworthy.

Step 1 ⎯ Installing WordPress

The process of installing Word­Press is quite easy and friend­ly, no need to wor­ry about that. Most of the web hosts providers give you a help­ing hand and auto­mat­i­cal­ly achieve this first step so you can imme­di­ate­ly start play­ing with the con­tent. How­ev­er, if it’s your first time deal­ing with it and you need an in-depth guide­line, we high­ly rec­om­mend to check out this one.

Step 2 — Downloading the Theme

Once you are done with the pre­vi­ous step, all you have to do next is to return to the Order E-mail you have in your inbox. From there you can get the theme files through the Down­load Link.

At the same time, you can also down­load the theme by access­ing the My Account on our website.

Step 3 — Installing the Theme

Being at this stage is already a win, so the next steps will only shed some light about how to con­tin­ue with­out hesitations.

  1. Go to the Word­Press Dash­board and nav­i­gate to Appear­ance → Themes. Click Add New but­ton at the top of the page and after­ward go to the Upload one.
  2. To upload the file just choose the ZIP archive down­loaded ear­li­er and click Install Now.
  3. Once the file has is uploaded, click the Acti­vate link.

Step 4 — Installing Suggested Plugins

After theme acti­va­tion, all you have to do is to install and acti­vate the plu­g­ins that pro­vide the need­ed func­tion­al­i­ty for your site. Just fol­low the top ban­ner instruc­tions and you should be ready to go.

Step 5 — Making use of Jetpack

The Jet­pack plu­g­in is a won­der­ful piece of kit from the cre­ators of Word­Press, Automat­tic. You get new gallery types, social shar­ing, stats, back­up, even a free CDN pow­ered by the mas­sive infra­struc­ture at WordPress.com (called Pho­ton). Through Jet­pack you get a whole lot of func­tion­al­i­ty for free and this is why we have based our themes on it. We believe every­one should take advan­tage of the work that is put into it on a dai­ly basis.

In order to use its fea­tures, you just need to click the “Con­nect to WordPress.com” but­ton, login with your WordPress.com account (or cre­ate one) and click “Autho­rize Jetpack”.

Now you can jump to the next step of Acti­vat­ing the Theme, and move for­ward in order to keep mak­ing things happen.

FAQs

Unable to create directory? Theme install failed.

There are a bunch of rea­sons why you can’t install the theme direct­ly through the Word­Press Dash­board, such as lim­it­ed writ­ing per­mis­sions. To over­write this behav­ior, you need to copy the theme files direct­ly through FTP, as explained below.

  1. First thing first, you need to get an FTP client like FileZil­la or Cyber­Duck — both are free and cross-plat­form com­pat­i­ble software.
  2. The sec­ond phase is to access the web host serv­er and locate the Word­Press instal­la­tion. Then upload the unzipped theme in ../wp-con­tent/themes/ folder.
  3. Right after nav­i­gate to the Appear­ance → Themes sec­tion and click on the Acti­vate button.

Still struggling?

Don’t hes­i­tate to reach us out. We have ded­i­cat­ed ser­vices to help you out in no time.
Updated on June 1, 2017

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