Follow These Steps in Order to Install a New WP Theme.
Step 1: Login to your site as an admin user. Then go to Dashboard > Appearance.
Step 2: Open the Themes menu.
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 Melody.zip file from your computer directory.
Step 6: Now click on the Install Now button and wait until the installation completes. 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.
Essential Plugins and Installation
For using all of the theme features, you have to install and activate the required plugins. All essential plugins are included in the Melody theme.
- Contact Form 7
- WP Page Builder
- Instagram Feed
- Mailchimp for WordPress
- Themeum Demo Importer
- Themeum Core
Install above essential plugins in 2 easy steps.
Step 1: Go to Dashboard. You will see a notification at the top of the page asking to install the recommended plugins. Install these recommended plugins from there.
Step 2: Then click on the Activate link under each plugin title and enjoy these plugins.
Import Demo Data
Importing demo data on Melody theme is very simple. Go to Dashboard. Click on One Click Demo Install. Hit on “Import Demo”. Save the changes when importing is done.
Import Demo Manually
Import Sample Data: If you want to experiment with the demo data on your website then you need to import the sample data. From menu, choose Tools > Import > WordPress, then you will see the “Import WordPress” option which allows you to upload a .xml file from / Demo Content folder found inside the extracted folder that you get from the download theme package (a zip file). If this tool is not installed on your site, you have to install the “WordPress Importer” plugin to enable the functionality.
N.B: Upon importing demo manually you need to set the following things up. In case you imported demo with our One Click Demo Import, you don’t need to do the following.
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 Melody site, then you need to set a static Home Page. To do it, navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading. On that page, choose static page in the Front page display section. From the dropdown menu, select the page called Home (if you have already created the page) as the Front page, and save changes.
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 aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. From WP admin panel go to the following path Settings > Permalink then select “Post name” as the permalink structure of 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” plugin which gives you the ability to import the demo widget settings, saved as a .json file type. The import will not overwrite any data currently within the sidebars, but will increment the widgets and add a new instance of the widget. Choose Tools > Widgets Setting Import then select widget_data.json file from Demo Widget Settings folder directly from the demo content folder (found inside the Melody theme package you’ve downloaded). Then click on Show Widget Settings Button. Select all or those widgets which you really need and use “Import Widget Settings” button. All widgets with registered sidebars will be imported.