Install Theme (Flatsome 2.9)

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:

  1. FTP Upload: Using your FTP program, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/folder on your server
  2. WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to  Appearance > Themes and activate your chosen theme.

This theme comes bundled with many plugins. Some are required and some are optional.

  • WooCommerce - WordPress eCommerce plugin (Required)
  • Ninja Forms - Used for contact form and newsletter signup (Optional)
  • Regenerate Thumbnails - Use to resize product images to recommended sizes. (Optional)
  • Taxonomy Metadata - Used to create custom fields in settings for Product categories. (Optional)
  • WooSidebars - Create unlimted sidebars for pages and footers (Optional)
  • YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search - Adds live search functionality to search box(Optional)
  • YITH WooCommerce Wishlist - Adds wish list functionalty to category grid and product pages(Optional)

1.1  - Install all bundled plugins

Once plugins are installed, they need to be activated at  Plugins > Installed plugins


1.2 - Install WooCommerce pages

1.3 - Change image sizes

This theme uses image sizes other than WooCommerce normal sizes. Go to  WooCommerce > Settings > Products and change sizes to these:

Note: You dont have to use the same heights. But its recommended to use the same widths

1.4 - Regenerate thumbnails

After image sizes are set, you'll need to resize all images. We can do this automatically with the plugin: "Regenerate Thumbnails".

  1. Go to Tools > Regen. Thumbnails
  2. Click Regenerate All Thumbnails

You'll need to install "Regenerate Thumbnails" if you cant find it under Tools.

The theme comes with a .xml file containing demo content you can import into your WordPress site. This will help you get started, in case you are running on a fresh WordPress installation with no content at all.

  1. Go to Tools > Import
  2. Click "WordPress" to install the WordPress importer.
  3. On 'Import Wordpress' screen click 'choose file' and select the file /themefolder/Dummy data/flatsome_demo_content.xml
  4. Click Upload file and import and wait for it to import

1.5 - Install demo content (optional)

The theme comes with a .xml file containing demo content you can import into your WordPress site. This will help you get started, in case you are running on a fresh WordPress installation with no content at all.

  1. Go to Tools > Import
  2. Click "WordPress" to install the WordPress importer.
  3. On 'Import Wordpress' screen click 'choose file' and select the file /themefolder/Dummy data/flatsome_demo_content.xml
  4. Click Upload file and import and wait for it to import