How to Install Themes

How to install the themes

Once your purchase has been made you will be redirected back to this site to the download page. You will also receive the download information in an email.

STEP #1:

Follow these instructions for a parent theme that includes a child theme:
Download and un-zip the main .zip archive. This contains the Parent Theme .zip file and the Child Theme zip file.

Once the main archive has been un-zipped you will have two zip archives; one for David and the other for the child theme you purchased. DO NOT un-zip these 2 archives, they need to remain zipped so you can upload and install it automatically.

Follow these instructions for a parent theme alone.
You will be downloading a .zip file. There is no need to un-zip the download file as it needs to be in .zip format to install automatically.

STEP #2:

Automatic WordPress Theme Installation

Go to the Appearance menu and select Themes. From here, select Add New and then click on Upload Theme.

Next, browse to the location of the parent .zip archive first, select it and press the Install Now button. Don’t activate the parent theme if you want to use the child theme. The parent theme just needs to be in the Themes folder for the child theme to work.

Next, perform the above again but this time browse to the location of the child theme .zip archive select it and press the Install Now button. On the next screen chose to Activate.

Your theme is now installed and you are all set.


If you do not see an Appearance tab it could be that you do not have administrative rights to your WordPress site. Contact the person who set up your site.

STEP #3:

Refresh your website, it should load with the new WordPress theme.

Any problems? I’m only an email away.


Mac users: If your Mac is set to unzip files on download you are going to need to either re-zip it OR you can stop your Mac from unzipping zip files upon download. Please try a search using “how to stop mac from unzipping files automatically” and you’ll see a number of results. Pick one that works for you.

Once you have resolved the unzipping problem with Mac you can log back into your WordPress for Art account and download the theme again.