Installing Essentials Theme
Downloading theme file
To install Essentials WordPress theme, first you should download the .zip file from your envato account after purchasing the theme.
You can download the .zip file from the downloads pages in your account by clicking on the green download button then choose “Installable WordPress theme only”.
Note: If you are looking to use the theme on a staging domain, please make sure that it’s a staging domain (localhost or local address, staging IP, Subdomain of the same final domain or staging subdomain of an online hosting provider).
Please note that installing the theme on a live domain (for example: mydomain.com) is not considered as staging domain and the license domain can’t be migrated later to a different domain since it was used and attributed to that final live domain.
Installing the .zip file
To install the theme file, first login to your WordPress admin dashboard, then go to Appearance » Themes and click on the “Add new” button in the top of the page as showing in this screenshot:
This will show “Add themes” page, from there you should click on “Upload theme” button in the top of the page:
You will be prompted to choose the .zip file that you downloaded earlier from your envato account. Select the file and click Install Now.
WordPress may take a few moments to upload the file and install it, and once it’s done you will success message with a link to activate the link, as in this screenshot:
Click on the activate link to set Essentials as the active theme and after that you will be redirected to Essentials dashboard to finish setting up the theme and the required plugins.
Setting up Essentials theme
After being redirect to Essentials dashboard, the first step is to make sure that all required plugin are installed and activated, to do that click on “Install plugins” to automatically install and activate all the required plugins.
After that click next, in the second step you will get the Theme activation with your Envato account on our support platform pixfort hub.
Click on “Activate theme” and you will be redirected to pixfort hub website, if you don’t already have a pixfort account click on register new account button and then fill in your information and create the account (if you already have an account login directly).
After submitting the form you will receive an email to the email address you registered with (check your spam folder if you didn’t receive the email in few moments) and click on the link in the email to verify your account.
After that you will be redirected to pixfort hub website to continue the verification.
The next step is to link your Envato account to verify your purchases, to do this click on the promoted button in the hub to add the licenses purchased using your Envato account:
After that you will see a page requesting your permission to get the list of purchases of our items:
Click Approve and you will be redirected back to the hub and you will be promoted a page with a button to continue verifying the theme:
Click on “Complete verification” to finish verifying the theme and you will be redirected back to your WordPress theme. The theme is now verified and ready to use 🎉
Click next to move to the final step which contain some useful information and links.
Click Finish to close the installation wizard and show the full dashboard.
After that you can start building your website, if you want to start with one of the included demo content, you can install it with one click using our built in demo content importer, for more information you can check this article from the knowledge base: