Legislator: Theme Installation

1. Install & Activate the Theme #

In the WordPress dashboard, upload the theme zip file from Appearance > Themes

2. Install & Activate Recommended Plugins #

After the theme is activated, a list of recommended plugins will be displayed at the top of the WordPress admin area. Install and activate those plugins by selecting ‘Begin installing plugins’.

Be sure that you both “Install” and “Activate” the plugins in order to make them functional.

Notice: The installation process may take a while on some hosts, so please be patient.

3. Import the Demo Data #

The quickest way to setup your theme to mirror the demo is to import demo content.

Demo content will be available to you within the “All Files” download package that you receive from your Envato Market download area. There will be both a WordPress content XML file and a .wie file for widgets.

Importing Demo Files #

Navigate to Tools > Import and select WordPress. Install the WordPress Importer plugin. Activate and run the importer.

Next upload the demo content XML file with the WordPress importer.

Notice: Check the ‘Download and import file attachments’ option after clicking ‘Upload file and import’. This will import demo images. It may take a couple extra minutes to import but it’ll be worth it.

Importing Widgets

To import the demo widgets, install and active the   Widget Importer & Exporter plugin.

Navigate to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter > Choose the ‘legislator-widgets.wie’ file from the ‘demo-content’ folder.

4. Assign Home and Blog Pages #

From the Reading Settings of your WordPress site, assign the Home page as the ‘Front page’ and the Blog page as the ‘Posts page’.

5. Assign Menus #

With your demo content imported, you can now assign the demo navigation menus. 

6. Theme Options #

All theme options can be adjusted in the theme options panel:

Appearance > Theme Options

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