Installing Your Theme / Importing Demo Content

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.

Installation Instructions

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

I Have an Error When Importing the Demo Content

  1. I don’t see the confirmation screen after the import / I see an error looking like this:

    The issue is due to insufficient memory allocation on your server. If you believe this might be the issue, you will find out how to increase the memory in the following article: However, if you’ve never done this kind of manual changes before, we recommend that you contact your server hosting support and ask them to do it for you.
  2. I see an error like this:

    Or this:

    This issue is due to your server having insufficient max upload size. To fix that, you can either find out how to change that setting by yourself in the following article: or you can reach out to your hosting company and ask them to increase the max upload size.
  3. If you tried the above and still have the issue, then we invite you to contact us via ou support forums.
    Before doing so, you can already help us determine the issue better by doing the following:

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

  1. 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.
  2. If that doesn’t fix your issue, please refer to this section: I Have an Error When Importing the Demo Content.

The Search Form On My Home Page Is Broken or Does Not Show All the Fields Like in the Demo

Please refer to this article of our documentation: My profile Search Form Seems Broken
If you want to find out how to add new fields to this search form, please visit this article: Add New Fields to Homepage Search Form

I Imported the Demo Content but I Don’t See ___ Like in the Demo

If some part of the demo was not imported on your website, we created a series of articles to help you manually recreate all the pages like our demos:

Customizing Your Theme

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.