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Showthemes basic install and update instructions

How to install your theme

  1. Create a clean WordPress install.
  2. Install (upload) the theme.
  3. Install the classic editor https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/.
  4. Change the settings of your “Classic editor”. Default editor for all users: Classic Editor.
  5. Set the permalinks to “Post name”  (https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks) – test that
    Settings > Permalinks (sometimes it needs extra configuration on your local server)
  6. Import our test data > Theme name > Tools > Import.
  7. Import data from Excel files, you an find those files in your theme folder /misc (Speaker sumo does not have that option).
  8. Create a top menu with a few links and select “Display location” > Navigation Menu.
  9. Set your home page and blog on Settings > Reading Settings (Omit this step if you are using Vertoh, Januas, Fudge, Tyler).
    • Homepage: home
    • Post page: News
  10. Optional: Install your child theme (it’s included in your theme files /misc).
  11. Test your site (Your homepage will look a little bit busy, you can edit that and adapt it to your taste).

How to update your theme

  • Create a full website backup.
  • Especially save any custom CSS you have stored under Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS.
  • Choose a different WordPress standard theme in the meantime.
  • Delete your parent theme.
  • Download the last version of your theme from your account member area (we have a fix for that new version of WordPress).
  • Upload the last version of our theme to your server.
  • Please, be sure to Install the classic editor https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/. Change the settings of your “Classic editor”. Default editor for all users: Classic Editor.
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