Congrats, you are the owner of a new original WordPress theme and I’m sure you are eager to start using it right away. The purpose of this tutorial is to help you install your theme. So let’s begin.
You should know that the installation of the theme is the same from both packages (Standard & Developer), the only difference is the name of the zip files you downloaded and the content of the packages. Lets take our Medical WordPress theme as an example for this tutorial.
Unzip the archive
To install the theme you need to unzip the content of the downloaded file. If you would upload it as a zip file you would get a error: Stylesheet is missing. This happens because the theme folder is in another folder and the installer can’t find style.css file which is located in theme folder. So, after unziping the downloaded file your folder structure should look like this:
For Medica Developer.zip
For Medica Standard.zip
Using your ftp client to upload theme folders to your server.
This is the simpliest and easiest one. I should mention here that there is another way, but it’s more complex and if you know it, you won’t use this tutorial for sure : ). Anyway, all you need to do is to connect to your FTP account using your favorite FTP client and upload in wp-content/themes directory the 2 folders (medica and medica-child) from medica.zip archive. (see image above).
After you uploaded your files the wp-content/themes directory should have this folder structure (see image below). If this is not the case, you’ll get the Stylesheet is missing error.
Then login to your dashboard and go to Appearance -> Themes and activate the Medica Child theme you just uploaded. This is how it should look:
It is important to use the child theme. This will enable you to make any modifications to the theme and not lose them when you’ll get a future update to the main theme.
After the activation go to FuseFramework and run the autoinstall* if you would like to have the demo content on your site or skip it if you don’t like to populate your website with the demo content. We advise you to use the auto install especially if you are just starting with WordPress. This will help you understand how the theme works, it will create demo posts, categories, menus, sliders, pages and you’ll be able to modify that instead creating them from scratch.
(Important: *You will not lose any of your previous content if you would run the autoinstall!)
This is all. Now you got the theme installed! Enjoy!
See you on support forums.