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Installation Process

Theme Installation

There are two ways to upload any theme into the WordPress site: Admin panel and FTP. The most recommended way is uploading via Admin panel, however, sometimes there may be size limitation for files uploaded that is why this manual provides both ways:

Upload Theme through WordPress Admin panel

Way 1: install the theme through the WordPress Dashboard:

Locate the woodmart.zip file and sign in to your WordPress Dashboard (e.g., ). Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload, and select the file, click “Install Now“. Once the theme is uploaded you will need to activate it in Appearance > Themes.

  1. Sign in to your admin panel in yourdomain.com/wp-admin
  2. Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New -> Upload theme
  3. Choose woodmart.zip file
  4. Wait while the theme is uploading, install and activate it.

Make sure ZIP file contains folders and files of the  theme, not the inner additional ZIP.

Upload Theme with FTP

Way 2: upload through the FTP

You need to upload the theme zip file to your-site.com/wp-content/themes folder and unzip it. You can use

your web-hosting control panel (cPanel, ISPManager etc.) or you can connect to your server through the FTP client like FileZilla

and upload already unzipped  WoodMart folder:

  • Connect to your hosting (server) via FTP client
  • Upload your theme folder to your-site.com/wp-content/themes folder
  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Themes and activate Theme.
  • Open your site and check if everything is okay
Step-by-step theme setup

As soon as the WoodMart theme has been installed and activated correctly, a step-by-step wizard appears, suggesting six tabs: "Activation", "Child theme", "Page builder", "Plugins", "Demo", "Done".

Activation

 

In order to get the option for the automatic update, you need to activate your theme license.

How to find your purchase code:

  1. Log into your Envato Market account.
  2. Hover the mouse over your username at the top of the screen.
  3. Click "Downloads" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click ‘License certificate & purchase code’ (available as PDF or text file).

WoodMart theme license can be activated on two domains for one and the same site: on the staging for testing purposes and on the live domain. Different sites would require a separate license for each site.

Child Theme

 

The child theme is necessary for the safe parent theme customization. All changes added to the child theme would remain after each update. You can get more information about Child themes and their application in  Child Themes « WordPress Codex

Page builder

 

WoodMart works with either WP Bakery builder or Elementor builder at once, but not with both at the same time. The demo content would be based on the chosen builder. It is not possible to switch from one builder to another after setting all up.

Plugins

 

The  set of plugins required to ensure WoodMart functionality:

The plugins in the left list are essential for the smooth operation of the WoodMart theme, the plugins in the right column provide additional functionality but may be deleted if they are not necessary.

Dummy content

 

In order to upload the demo content, all the plugins related to the theme should be installed and activated. Make the full backup before uploading the demo on the existing site!  Uploading the demo would reset all the theme settings and there is no option to set them back. 

First of all, it is necessary to set up the base version on the left and then chose the desired demo on  the right.

Most images you see on our site are not included in our theme package and will not be imported as it takes too much space to complete. A few essential images, nevertheless are provided, however they are blurred due to the copyrights policy.

Done

 

This tab is proof that the theme has been fully configured. Now the site is ready for adding content, creating the products, posts, projects.

Manual setup

In case the start-up theme wizard has been skipped and it is necessary to manage the theme configuration, it is possible to do it manually:

Activation:

 

In order to get the option for the automatic update, you need to activate your theme. Navigate to Dashboard -> WoodMart -> Theme License, insert the purchase code, and check the agreement for the storing of the  purchase code and user data by xtemos.com

How to find your purchase code:

  1. Log into your Envato Market account.
  2. Hover the mouse over your username at the top of the screen.
  3. Click "Downloads" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click ‘License certificate & purchase code’ (available as PDF or text file).

Child theme:

WoodMart archive folder downloaded from the ThemeForest has the child theme archive ready for installation and activation. You can get more information about Child themes and their application in  Child Themes « WordPress Codex

Page builder:

WoodMart works with either WP Bakery builder or Elementor builder at once, but not with both at the same time. In the process of the installation of the plugin, please install one building plugin, you are going to use. It is not possible to convert an existing site that is built on WP bakery page builder into Elementor. Page builders plugins are provided in Appearance -> Install plugins.

Plugins:

  1. Go to Appearance -> Install Plugins
  2. Check all plugins you want (required plugins are important for the theme to work)
  3. Choose install and click "Apply"
  4. Wait until all plugins will be installed, activate.

It is necessary to install Woocommers and laugh the start-up wizzard

  1. Download the plugin to your computer.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Using an FTP client, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins directory.
  4. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu within the WordPress admin.
  5. Follow plugin's set up steps and install shop pages
  6. Go to Products in admin panel and create your first products

Dummy content

As soon as the theme has been installed with the required plugins, the Dashboard gets Theme Settings and Woodmart tabs. The Theme Settings Tab provides all the options to configure the site as per the business needs.

WoodMart tab contains:

Base Import - opportunity to upload the full demo as it is;

Additional pages - opportunity to upload certain pages design from demos;

Header builder - special building tool allowing to create and configure the Header with a various set of elements;

Theme license - the tab for license activation;

To upload the full demo, navigate to Base Import and upload Basic or full import. This is a compulsory step for demo uploading. You will find the right block with “Activate Base Version” Pressing the button will upload the Base version which is provided HERE

After installation of the Base Version, the left block with Demo versions drop-down becomes available. Choose the Demo from the drop-down and press the button “Set up version”

The theme can be activated twice with the same license key to ensure the possibility of developing a site on a staging platform and then transferring for the final domain. However, the theme is supposed to be used on different domains, it is necessary to acquire licenses for each domain separately.

Note: installing demo content doesn't create a site that is an identical copy of our demo site because it has a big number of pages and images that take too much time to complete.
Most images you see on our site are not included in our theme package and will not be imported.

Installation Video Tutorial

Watch our video tutorial that demonstrates how to install our theme and import dummy content properly just in a few minutes.

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