Merch: Install Theme Without Demo Content
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, a notice will appear to install the recommended plugins. Install and activate them by selecting 'Begin installing plugins'.
Be sure that you both "Install" and "Activate" the plugins in order to make them functional.
3. Create the Home Page
Create a page called "Home" and assign the Home Template to it:
4. Create the Blog Page
Create a page called "Blog". No special template needs to be assigned to this page
5. 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'.