1. Install WordPress
Download and Install the newest version of WordPress.
2. Upload Theme
Before proceeding, please make sure that the following plugins are not installed or deactivated:
– Options Framework;
– any plugin that uses tgmpa (TGM Plugin Activation) and lessc (lessPHP) classes.
If you’ve downloaded the whole theme package (see fig. 1.1), unzip it. Inside you will find the theme installation file (called “dt-the7_v.zip”), quick start guide, license folder, a folder with PSD files, etc.
Alternatively, you can easily download the installable WordPress file (see fig. 1.2).
To install The7 theme, in your WordPress Admin Panel (wp-admin) go to “Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Browse” (see fig. 2) and choose the theme installation file.
If any error appears, most probably, your hosting has a file size limit. You can contact your hosting provider and ask to ease these restrictions (e.g 32MB will do).
If the above steps did not generate any results, please don’t hesitate to address this issue directly to your web hosting company. Since this is most likely a server-related problem, the web hosting support team will take care of any of the issues that you’re facing!
3. Activate Theme
In “Appearance > Themes “ activate the Theme by hitting the correspondent “Activate” link.
4. Theme registration
After theme activation, you will see a “The7” menu (fig.4.1). Please enter your Item Purchase Code into the appropriate Dashboard field to register the theme and get access to pre-made websites, premium plugins, one-click updates, and more:
Note that in case you want to use your purchase code on another domain name (e.g. when you are moving a site from one domain to another) you’ll need to deregister the theme first (fig. 4.2):
Also, note that running multiple websites on a single license is a copyright violation. In other words, it is a serious legal offense and is strictly prohibited. Remember 1 site = 1 purchased license.
Now you can start installing plugins (fig.4.3):
5. Import Pre-made Websites
You can import pre-made websites (also called “demo websites”, “demo content” or just “demos”) via The7 > Pre-made Websites interface (fig. 5):
6. Update Theme
You can update the theme in a usual WP way through Appearance -> Themes (fig.6).
Then go to Dashboard -> The7 -> Plugins and update plugins.
Finally, update the database (if popup message shows up) – see fig. 7.