Installation and Setup

The theme is built for use with WordPress 4.5 and we recommend an upgrade to that version before proceeding to the installation process.

1.1 Installing the theme

1.2 Installing plugins

1.3 Installing demo content

1.4 Basic setup

1.1 Installing the theme

There are two different methods to install Powerstore theme:

  1. Using the WordPress built-in theme uploader
    1. Go to the ‘Appearance / Themes’ menu in your WordPress Admin Dashboard:
       
      Powerstore Theme: Appearance
       
    2. Click the ‘Add New‘ button located on top: 
       
      Powerstore Theme: Installation
       
    3. Click the ‘Upload Theme‘ button located on top:
       
      Powerstore Theme: Upload theme
       
    4. Press the ‘Choose File‘ button, select the powerstore.zip file and click ‘Install Now‘: 
       
      Powerstore Theme: Upload
       
    5. When the uploader is finished (might take a moment), click ‘Activate Theme‘.
  2. Uploading the theme files through an FTP client
    1. Using an FTP client (like FileZilla), connect to your web server with your WordPress installation.
    2. Navigate to /wp-content/themes/ folder and upload the theme folder there.
    3. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and hover your mouse over the Appearance menu and click the Themes menu item.
    4. You will now see PowerStore listed among the themes. Hover your mouse over the theme and click ‘Activate’.

1.2 Installing plugins

After activating the theme, you will see a Required Plugins notice:
 
Powerstore Theme: Installing plugins
 
Proceed with installing and activating all the required plugins. They are absolutely necessary for the theme to be fully operational.

1.3 Importing demo content

This is an optional step but it helps you create your website faster thanks to pre-built pages, posts, products and locations.

Importing the Demo Content:
  1. Go to the ‘Theme Options’ panel in your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Choose the Help & Demo tab and click the “Install demo content” button.
  3. When it’s finished, you will see new posts, pages, products and locations items and custom menus on your website.

Only the demo content that is not already installed will be installed. If all demo content has been installed the button will be disabled.

NOTE: All photos for content and products are hosted in external server due to their license type.

1.4 Basic setup

After you have the theme installed, you will want to setup the PowerStore theme:

  1. Go to the Settings menu and click ‘Reading’. Select ‘a static page’ as the ‘Front page displays’ setting. Choose your own Homepage or the Homepage created with the demo content:
     
    Powerstore Theme: Basic setup
     
  2. Go to the ‘Appearance / Menus’ tab, enter a ‘Menu Name’ and press ‘Create Menu’. If you have imported the demo content – you can go straight to the next step because you already have a menu created.
     
    Powerstore Theme: Create menu
     
    Now, just select the “Primary Navigation” checkbox located in the “Theme Locations” part:
     
    Powerstore Theme: Menu locations
     
    After you are done, just add some pages to your brand new menu and hit Save Menu button. Voila!