We assume you already have a fresh copy of WordPress installed on your server. If it has not been done yet, please refer to the “Installing WordPress” article from the WordPress Codex and please follow the instructions.
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex article on installation.
Two Minutes Installation Video.
If you want to quickly get started, watch this two minutes installation video to get your theme and demo contents ready in no time!
If prefer reading, skip this video and go to “Installation Instructions” bellow.
Downloading the Theme Zip File
The first thing you will need to do is to download the theme installation zip file.
If you bought the theme on ThemeForest, then you have to download the installable WordPress files only zip file from the ThemeForest download section.
Uploading the Theme
The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:
WordPress Upload (recommended method): When you are logged in your WordPress dashboard go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme and select the theme installation zip file you downloaded from our Shop or from ThemeForest and click the Install Now button. The theme will be uploaded and installed.
FTP upload: Unzip the contents of the theme installation zip file and using a FTP client, upload the extracted folder on your server to wp-uploads/themes/.
Heads Up! You only need to upload the theme files! It is very important you upload only the theme files, not the entire package from ThemeForest. You can do this by either only downloading the Theme Files from ThemeForest initially, or making sure you unpackage/unzip the full download to reveal the compressed directory of just theme files.
Activating the Theme
Once your theme is on the server, activate it by clicking the Activate button below the preview image in Appearance » Themes.
Using the Installation Wizard
Once activated, you will be presented with our installation wizard that will easily guide you through the steps to finalize your theme installation.
Heads Up! If you closed the install wizard by mistake, you can open it at any time by going to Appearance > Theme Setup
Steps 1 : Choose your demo
Choose the demo content you want to install to get started. You can click on the screenshot images to see a live version of the demo on our website! You can also click the “skip” button if you don’t want to install demo content.
Steps 2 : Install required and recommended plugins
In this step, just press “Next” to install the plugins that are required and recommended for the demo you have selected in the previous step.
You can press “Advanced” to manually choose the plugins you want to install. We recommend that you leave all the plugins checked for best results.
You can also press the “Skip” button if you don’t want to install any plugin (not recommended).
Steps 3 : Import demo content
In this step, just press “Next” to install the demo contents that will make your website look just the same as our showcased demo sites.
You can press “Advanced” to choose what content you want to import. We recommend that you leave all the contents checked for best results.
You can also press the “Skip” button if you don’t want to import any demo content (not recommended).
Steps 4 : You’re good to go!
You theme and demo are now installed, press “View your website” to see the result!
Congratulations! Now your new theme is fully installed.
Demo Import Troubleshooting – Common Issues and Resolutions
When you contact us, please tell us if that import worked successfully or if there was any error during that process
I Imported the Demo Content but the pages Were not Created
Sometimes, insufficient values for default PHP server settings might prevent WordPress from creating all the required content when for instance, the import process is taking more time than expected. The easiest fix is to update the two following PHP settings:
max_execution_time = 300
max_input_time = 300
You will find these settings in PHP server administration panel.
If you wish to know more about this, it’s best to reach your hosting service support. They will be able to guide you through the resolution of this issue or even, do it for you.
I Imported the Demo Content but the Images Were not Imported
This issue might be caused by inconsistent file permission on your server. To make sure that isn’t the case, you can contact your web host and ask them to make sure that WordPress has read/write access to the wp-content/uploads directory of your site.
Heads Up! You will also need to activate the required plugins! If not done already, you still need to install and activate Grimlock and the other required plugins. You can do this by visiting Appearance > Install Plugins in the WordPress admin pages.
Your theme uses a comprehensive feature called Customizer that lets you customize your theme to your liking and offers you a preview of the result while doing it. It’s an industry standard, it’s robust and it’s built into the core of WordPress. Our job has been to extend it to allow more options.
To start customizing your theme, please go to Appearance > Customize.
The customizer allows you to change the general look of your website, its branding or just specific bits. Using the customizer, you can customize colors, typography, layouts, menus, widgets and more. You will notice that you can instantly preview your changes. Once you are happy with your changes, make sure to save them and exit the customizer.
For detailed information on the many options available under the customizer, please visit the Theme Customizer section of our documentation.
Going Further With Your Gwangi Theme
Read the Full Documentation Online
The complete Gwangi support documentation is available online. You will find answers for frequently asked questions and tutorials to go further with your new theme. Finally, if you are looking for help, you can also post your questions in our support forum.