How to Install Your Theme
To install your theme, first you should have have WordPress installed on your hosting provider. Next you will want to login to WordPress and then we can get started.
Install Using the WordPress Installer
Using the WordPress installer is the easiest method for installing your new theme.
Download Your Theme
You will have received an email with a download link following your purchase. If you cannot locate the email, you can also login to your new account and use the download link here.
Once downloaded, you will find a .zip file with your theme name and version (i.e. rebecca.1.4.8.zip) This is the file you will install.
Step 2 – Check Files
Make sure that your downloaded file is a .zip file. For Safari users, the file is often unzipped.
In this case, make sure to compress the unzipped folder.
Step 3 – Install Theme
Step 1 – FTP Details
To get started with an FTP Service, you will need to know source your FTP information. It would be best to refer to your hosting provider documentation on where to locate this information. Most hosts will have a section just for FTP accounts. The details you require as are follows:
– FTP host address
– FTP username
– FTP password
– location of your WordPress installation inside the hosting account (usually directly into the public_html folder or some folder inside this)
Start your FTP host, and login using the details above.
Step 2 – Download and Unzip Theme
First you must download the theme you’ve purchased, you will have received an email with a download link, if you have not received this, or cannot find the email you can login to your account here.
Download the Theme, it will be a zipped file with the theme name and version i.e. rebecca.1.4.8.zip. Unzip the file (For mac users with Safari, the file may already be unzipped).
It should look like the following:
Step 3 – Upload to Themes Folder
Now go to your FTP Host and do the following.
On the left hand side, look for “Local Site” and find the downloaded theme folder.
On the right hand side, navigate to wp-content/themes.
In the left hand pane, choose the unzipped theme folder, right click and select “Upload” from the menu.
After the transfer is complete you will have your new file in the right hand window.
Step 4 – Activating Theme
Remember! If you are switching themes from an existing WordPress site, make sure to read the switching WordPress themes link.
For new sites, you are now ready to activate your theme. Login to WordPress navigate to Appearance > Themes, find the new theme, and simply click the Activate link (see below)
Note: If the Theme preview is blank, do not activate the new Theme without investigating further. Your site may not be displayed correctly, otherwise.
Next check out Recommended Plugins below.
Once the theme is installed and activated, you’ll be presented with recommended plugins. It is recommended to install the Flo Updater plugin, if Visual composer is present it will also required be required. Hover over the plugin name, and click install, repeat for any plugins that you want to include.
Once installed make sure to activate the plugin, you can click the return to required plugins page (again hover, but this time activate), or simply go to the plugins tab and activate:
Once you’ve completed this, you’re ready to start designing your site.