Adding the Theme
Step 1: Login to your site as an admin user. Then go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
Step 2: click on the Themes under appearance.
Step 3: Then click on Add New button.
Step 4: Click the Upload Theme link on the next page.
Step 5: Then click on the Choose file button and select Estate.zip file from your computer directory.
Step 6: Now click on the Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.
After successful installation of the theme click on the Activate button and enjoy the theme features. After activating, this theme will be used for the whole site instead of the default WordPress theme.
Upon purchasing the theme from Themeum website you were given a license key to use with this theme. To insert the key, go to Dashboard > Estate Options > License.
Essential Plugins and Installation
For using all features of Estate you need to install and activate all required plugins. All essential plugins are included in the Estate theme. Just after activating the theme you would see a notification that asks you to install required plugins for this theme. Click on “Begin installing plugins” and wait until all required plugins are installed.
Our Essential Plugins
- Estate Core
- WP Page Builder
- WP Mega Menu (Free)
- MailChimp for WordPress
- Estate Demo Importer
Or, you can also install the above essential plugins in 2 easy steps.
Step 1: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins Menu
Step 2: Then click on the Activate link under each plugin title and enjoy these plugins.
- Estate Core: Estate Core is a required plugin. It has all the core features of the theme, like the post type, all custom shortcodes, widgets etc.
- WP Page Builder: WP Page Builder is a necessary and required plugin. It is a highly responsive drag & drop page builder, that allows you to create a complete website with a lot of customization options and over 30+ addons.
- WP Mega Menu: WP Mega Menu is a unique mega menu builder that comes with the Estate plugin. It enables you to create flexible and organized menus throughout your website with a lot of design options. However, this plugin is not mandatory to use with this theme.
- MailChimp for WordPress: You can use this plugin for collecting email addresses and this plugin is not mandatory.
Import Demo Data
Importing data on Estate is very simple. Go to the Dashboard and select One Click Demo Install. Hit on “Import Demo”. Save the changes when it is done.
Please note: you can import one of the three demos. Importing multiple demos will result in crashing your site. Remember, demo contents are not authorized for live websites. Demo contents are only for experimental purpose. But you can just use the demo layout by editing the texts, images and others.
If you’ve already used the One Click Demo Install, then you no longer need to import demo manually. In case you don’t like to use the one-click demo importer, then follow the next section to import data manually.
Import Demo Manually
Import Sample Data: If you want to go with the demo data which is available on the theme, then you’d need to import the sample data. To import the sample data manually, first go to the left sidebar (Dashboard), then choose Tools > Import > WordPress > “Install Now” (from the list), once you’ve clicked “Install Now” you’ll see the button changed to “Run Importer” click on it now. Then you will see the “Import WordPress” option which allows you to upload a .xml file from the Demo Content folder (file name: demo-content.xml) found inside the extracted folder that you get from the download theme package (a zip file).
Once you imported the demo-content, you’ll be presented with another screen where you’d need to select the user and checkmark download attachment, then finally click “Submit”. Check out the following screenshot.
N.B: Upon importing demo manually you need to set up the following things.
It’s an important part of the Estate theme Installation process. First, you need to set your menu for the Primary Menu location. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus, then click on Manage Locations and select/create your menu for the Primary Menu location. You can follow the below screenshot.
Mega Menu theme import
Once you set the menu up, you need to configure the mega menu theme. To do so, go to Dashboard > Mega Menu > Themes. Find “Import Theme” option and upload “estate.txt” found under “mega menu theme” folder.
To enable the Mega menu feature for any menu item on the navbar, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. Then click any menu item you like and configure the Mega menu. See the following screenshot.
Set Static Home Page (Required)
WordPress shows the latest blog posts by default on the front page. If you want to make it look like the demo Estate site, then you need to set a static Home Page. To do so, navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading. On that page, choose “A static page” from the “Your homepage displays” section. From the drop-down menu, select the page Home for Homepage and the page Blog for the Posts page.
Setup Permalink (Required)
Make sure to configure the permalink structure. By default, WordPress generates web URLs having question marks and lots of numbers in them; however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the readability, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links.
From WP admin panel go to the following path Settings > Permalink then select “Post name” (or any other depending on your choice) as the permalink structure for your WordPress site.
Widgets Settings Import
Import Widget Setting Data: If you want to use the demo site widget settings on your website, we recommend to install and activate “Widget Settings Importer/Exporter” (found under Tools section) plugin which gives you the ability to import the demo widget settings, saved as a .json or .wie file type. The import will not overwrite any data currently within the sidebars but will increase the number of widgets.
Choose Tools > Widgets Setting Import then select data-widgets.wie file from Widget Data folder (found inside the Estate theme package you’ve downloaded). Then click on “Import Widgets” Button.
If you want to remove any of the widgets, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. Select you desired widget and click Delete.
WP Page Builder
Since Estate comes with WP Page Builder, you’ll see it is showing on the left sidebar. If you want to configure the settings in your own way, you can go to the WordPress Dashboard > WP Page Builder. Following is the explanation of all the functions.
Post Type: You need to choose which type of content you will be editing with WP Page Builder. The types you’ll be selecting from here will allow the WP Page Builder to have editing accessibility.
Exclude User Role: This list shows all the user roles of your website. If you don’t want to give WP Page Builder editing permission to a particular user role type you can select it from here. You can select multiple role types as well.
Content Width: You can set the default content width from here. Current default content width is 1140 px.
Gutter: You can set the space length between columns from this setting. The default column spacing is 30 px.
CSS Save Method: You can define the CSS saving method from here. Selecting Header will save CSS in the header and selecting File System will save CSS in a separate file.
Cache: This option requires only a single click to clean WP Page Builder cache and synchronize the built-in blocks with server.
And don’t forget to hit “Save Changes” if you ever made any change to the settings unless it will not work.