Merch: Theme Installation

1. Install & Activate the Theme

Download the 'All files & documentation' folder from your Envato Market download area.

Unzip the 'All files & documentation' folder and only upload/activate the "merch.zip" file from within the download package.

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.

The installation process may take a few moments 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 within the "All Files & Documentation" download package.

There are two demo content files: an  .xml file for posts and pages and a .wie file for widgets.

Importing the .xml File

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.

Check the 'Download and import file attachments' option after clicking 'Upload file and import'. This will import demo images.

Importing widgets with the .wie file

Install and active the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin

Navigate to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter

Choose the .wie file and import.

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'. reading.png The text displayed on the home page is entered as the home page's content. Because the home page demo content text is white, it may not be visibile from the "Visual" tab. Select the "Text" tab instead. home-content.jpg

5. Assign Menus

With your demo content imported, you can now assign the demo navigation menu at Appearance > Menus: menus.png

In the demo, the footer is using the Custom Menu widget in the Footer Left widget area with "Footer Menu" selected:

6. Theme Options

All theme options can be adjusted live in the WordPress customizer located at:

Appearance > Customizer