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.

This article applies to Fargo, Felt, Gema, Hive, Julia, Noah, Osteria, Patch, and Silk as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on November 30, 2017

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