1. Install WordPress
Download and Install WordPress 4.0 or later.
2. Upload Theme
Before proceeding, please make sure that following plugins are not installed or deactivated:
– Options Framework.
If you’ve downloaded whole theme package (see fig. 1.1), unzip it. There you will find the theme installation file (called like “dt-the7_v.zip”), user manual, dummy content folder, license folder, folder with PSD files, etc.
Alternatively you can simply download the installable WordPress file (see fig. 1.2).
To install the theme, in your WordPress Admin Panel (wp-admin) go to “Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Browse” (see fig. 2) and choose the theme installation file.
Please note that some hostings have a restriction on a size of a file that you are uploading. If any warnings appear, most probably, your hosting has file size limit. And the theme .zip file is too large to be uploaded via WordPress Panel. You can contacting your hosting provider and ask to ease this restrictions (e.g 32MB will do).
Otherwise you can install theme via FTP. Simply unzip the installable file and upload the theme folder via FTP into “your_site/wp-content/themes/”.
Attention! Theme will work fine on the vast majority of correctly installed and configured WordPress sites without any additional settings. However on some (very rear) hosting configurations you can notice that images on your site are not uploading/displaying or theme returns notifications about setting certain CHMOD rules on “uploads” folder. If you are experiencing this issue, please follow these steps to fix it:
1. Make sure that theme installed strictly to “your_site/wp-content/themes/” folder.
2. The folder “your_site/wp-content/uploads” must be created. On some hostings you’ll need to set its CHMOD to 755, on others – to 777.
If above steps did not yield any results, please don’t hesitate to address this issue directly to your hosting company. Since this is most likely a server-related problem, we will not be able to help you!
3. Activate Theme
In “Appearance > Themes “ activate the Theme by hitting the correspondent “Activate” link.
Attention! To assure your permalinks are being rendered correctly (the web-site does not return “404 Not Found” error) after activating the theme, follow “Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks” and click “Save Changes”.
After activating the Theme you will notice Theme options and Custom Post Types (Slideshows; Testimonials; Team; Portfolio; Photo Albums; Partners, Clients, etc) in your WordPress admin panel (see fig. 3.2).
4. Install Plugins
After theme activation you will see a “recommended plugins” notification:
Click the “Begin installing plugins” link in order to proceed to installation. You can also dismiss the notice and install plugins later via “WP-admin > Appearance > Install Plugins” Interface.
Please refer to these articles for details on:
5. Import Dummy Content
For your convenience our themes comes with dummy data files.
Unzip the full theme package (“All files and documentation”) that you’ve downloaded from ThemeForest (fig. 1.2). Inside you will find the “Dummy” folder.
Please refer to this article for details on installing demo content.
Attention! Demo content for premium plugins like “Slider Revolution” and “Go Pricing tables” must be installed separately. Please refer to plugins documentation that can be found either in the “User Guides” folder of theme package OR on under these links:
6. Update Theme
You can update the theme with help of Auto Update.