Commence: Theme Installation with Demo Content

Automatic ( Easiest )

1. Commence Plus Only - 

  • Use the theme setup wizard which will run immediately after theme activation.
  • You can re-run the setup wizard at any time at Appearance > Theme Setup


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. Install and activate the recommended plugins.

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

3. Import the Demo Data

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

Demo content will be available on your account page on the Rescue Themes site.

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'.

5. Assign Menus

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

6. Theme Options

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

Appearance > Customizer

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