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Template Installation

TemplateMonster theme is a built as a WordPress theme so yo uneed to have WordPress engine installed first. If you have not installed it yet, please refer to the Engine Installation section.

WordPress installation

Download the required WordPress version. You can check which release is required on the template preview page in the requirements list. Make sure you download the correct version.

You can download the WordPress platform at the official WordPress.org website: Download WordPress . If you need another release, follow this link: WordPress versions archive . Once the platform is downloaded, you'll need to unpack files. You can use any file archiver that support ZIP format to unpack the ZIP file.

These tutorials will show you how to unpack archived file, if you have Windows OS (using WinZip) and if you have MAC OS (using StuffitExpander) .

Once WordPress platform files and folders are unpacked, you need to upload them to the hosting server.

Upload files and folders to the server into the PUBLIC_HTML or WWW directory.

If you can't find the PUBLIC_HTML or WWW directory on your hosting server, contact your hosting provider and find out where you should upload website files to.

You can also take a look at these tutorials that contain detailed information on how to upload files to a hosting server:

Next, you need to create a database for the WordPress platform.

You can create it using the database management tool in the hosting cpanel (usually it is PhpMyAdmin). With the help of phpMyAdmin you can create a new database in 3 simple steps (check the slides below):

  1. Click the Database button at the top navigation menu to see the list of databases.

  2. Enter database name in the "Create new database" field.

  3. Click the "Create" "button.

You will see the new database in the list now. Click on its name to access it.

If you face any difficulties while creating the database, contact your hosting provider for tech support.

You can also check the following tutorials:

Enter the WordPress directory path into the browser address bar and click Enter. WordPress installation will begin.

Creating the configuration file

WordPress installation screen will inform you that you are missing the configuration file. Click "Create Configuration File" to create it.

Creating configuration file.

Database details.

Please note that the prefix of WordPress database tables should be wp_.

You need to enter the WordPress database connection details here.

Inserting database details.

Website details.

You need to enter the next details:

  1. website name
  2. administrator login and password
  3. website e-mail

Click "Install WordPress."

Inserting website details.

If you have entered the correct details, you will see a message about successful installation and the WordPress dashboard access button.

Install WordPress button.

You can also take a look at these video tutorials:


Now you can proceed to installing the theme: theme_name.zip.Here are the steps:

Extract template package

Navigate to the Appearance > Themes section at site admin panel and open 'theme' folder

Locate the archive named as theme-name.zip and install the theme by pressing 'Install Now'.

Next please press on 'Activate' link.

Plugin Installation

After you install and activate the theme, you may need to install the additional plugins:

Then press on 'Begin installing plugins' at the top of the website to start the recommended plugins installation.

Select all the plugins, choose 'install' mode and confirm the action by pressing 'Apply'

Then you'll be redirected to the plugins activation page. Select 'Return to the Dashboard' when it is completed.

In order to install theme sample data

Navigate to Tools > Import

Choose "WordPress" and click on Install importer, then you'll see the confirmation pop-up to run the install. Press on 'Install Now' there.

Then click on the 'Activate Plugin & Run Importer' after the successful installation.

Press on Browse button and select XML content file in the theme sample_data folder.

Next press on Upload File and import

After doing this choose an author for manual import (or create a new user with login name) or select the one from the list of available authors (recommended option) (or assign post to an existing user:)

Check the checkbox 'Download and import file attachments'
Navigate to the Dashboard when it is completed.

"WordPress Importer" plugin can also be downloaded here

In order to import widget settings

Navigate to Plugins > Add new > Search Plugin and type 'Widget Importer & Exporter' Press on Install Now, and activate plugin by clicking on "Activate Plugin" after its successful installation.

Next please navigate to the Tools > Widgets Importer & Exporter section, press on 'Browse' and select WIE widgets file in the sample_data folder, then click on 'Import Widgets'.

After the successful installation all of widgets settings will be applied.

If there are problems with installing theme via the admin panel, here's the alternative way to do it.

Upload via FTP

To use this method, you need to have access to your WordPress site files on FTP through the File Manager of your hosting control panel or an FTP client like Filezilla, CuteFTP, Total Commander, etc.

  1. Unzip the theme-name.zip files to any folder on your hard drive (first, right-click each of the .zip files, select Unzip to… theme-name accordingly, so you get the one folder called theme-name).
  2. Upload the theme-name folder to the /wp-content/themes/ directory on your FTP server.
  3. Log in to your WordPress admin panel (add /wp-admin after your domain name in the browser address bar).
  4. Go to the menu Appearance > Themes.
  5. Under the Available Themes section find theme-name and activate it by clicking the Activate button.

Installing the sample data manualy

For installing the sample data manualy please follow the instructions below.

1. Open the theme\manual_install folder of your downloaded template package.

2. Upload the “uploads” folder to the wp-content directory of your WordPress installation, accept folder(s) replacement. Please note that your images may be replaced with sample images.

3. Open the theme-name.sql file that is located in the theme/manual_install/ folder in any text editor (preferably Sublime Text or Notepad) and replace all instances of "your_website_url_here" with your website URL in the entire document using the Find and Replace tool (hit Ctrl+H hot keys to open this window). E.g.: http://www.mywebsite.com. Please, make sure that you do not have the forward slash "/" sign at the end of the address and the url starts with http://www. Save your changes and close the file.

4. Now you can import the dump file with the phpMyAdmin tool or some other database management tool.

ATTENTION: Importing the SQL file to your database will overwrite your existing content and website settings. DO NOT import the SQL file if you want to keep the existing content.
NOTE: Always back up your database before performing any modifications.

5.Open your WordPress database using a database management tool. Usually the database tool is called PhpMyadmin.

6. Go to the Import tab and import the .sql file.

7. Go to Settings->Permalinks.

8. Click the Save Changes button.

9. Refresh your home page. The template has been installed with demo sample content.