First steps with your new theme

Congratulations on your new theme! Your site is going to be looking fabulous in no time. :)

If you just purchased a theme and you're lost on what to do first, this article will walk you through the initial steps you need to take.

1. Install Wordpress

Before you can use a Wordpress theme, you will need to have three things:

Click each link for explanation & instructions.

2. Download Your Theme

After you purchased, you should have received an email with a theme download link. Go ahead and download the theme from the email by clicking on the link. Usually when you download a file, it goes into the Downloads folder on your computer.

You can also access your theme file anytime from Your Account on our website.

2. Unzip Your Theme

Our themes come in what is called a "zip file," which is basically a collection of smaller files wrapped up in a single larger file.

Once you have downloaded your theme file, you will need to "unzip" the theme. If you are using a Mac, you can simply double click on the file to unzip it. If you are using a PC, you'll right click on the file and choose Extract All.

3. Install & Set Up Your Theme

This is the exciting part! It's time to install your theme and get your site looking beautiful.

If you purchased a Simple WordPress Theme, you will have received a detailed PDF installation guide inside your theme file. Follow the instructions in the PDF to set up your theme.

If you purchased a  Premium Wordpress Theme, click "Theme Documentation" at the top of this site and then select your theme name. To begin installing your theme, click on the first article and work your way down. You don't have to do everything in order, but you should always install Plugins, Genesis, and the child theme before moving onto the other areas.

Need Help?

We are always here to assist if you run into any problems. Just submit a  support ticket here.