After purchasing the theme, you will receive a zip file with all of your files included. Download this file on to your computer and unzip it.
Inside the file you will find:
- The main theme
- A child theme specifically for the main theme
- A document containing links to helpful resources such as our blog posts and help centre
Don’t unzip the additional zip files in this folder! The theme will need to be in a zipped format in order for you to upload it to WordPress.
To install the theme, start by logging into your WordPress admin area. Once you are logged in, hover over Appearance in the left-hand menu of WordPress and click Themes.
Once on the themes page, click on Add New at the top of the page.
On the next page, click on Upload Theme at the top of the page.
You will now see that you have the option to upload a file. Click on Choose file and select the zip file containing your main theme.
Once you have selected the zip file, click Install Now.
Once the theme has finished being installed, you should see a confirmation message that looks like this:
This means that the theme has successfully been installed.
As well as installing the theme, we also strongly recommend that you install the child theme that comes with the theme.
A child theme is a theme that inherits its functionality from another theme known as the parent theme. It allows you to make changes to your theme without the main theme files being overridden.
To install the child theme, repeat the exact same process as used to install the main theme. The child theme will not work without the main theme, so we recommend installing the main theme first.
Once you have installed your theme you can make it live by returning to the main themes page in WordPress (Appearance > Themes). Hover over the theme and then click Activate.
Activating the theme will make it live so everyone who views your website will be able to see it.
If you prefer to upload your theme and customize it in private, you can add a “Coming Soon” page using a plugin that puts your website in maintenance mode. Coming Soon by Seedprod is a great one but there are others available.