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Getting Started

Thank you for purchasing our Gillion WordPress theme.
You have arrived at the right place to get started with your brand new theme.

License

ThemeForest regular theme license is meant to be activated for one single website at the time. A license can be moved from one website to another website. Licenses can be also used in the WordPress multisite setup, but will be valid only for one of the chosen multisite sites.

Installation

First of all, you will need a working WordPress installation. To install WordPress CMS, please see the WordPress Codex. If you are new to WordPress, following links can help later on the road:

Server requirements

Our theme core functionality requires at least WordPress 5.2 and PHP 5.6.20. Though newer WordPress and PHP versions are recommended to deliver the best results. For example – the newer PHP versions offer significant page loading speed improvements.

Theme Installation Video Tutorial

The easiest way to install Gillion theme is by following this video tutorial below.

Theme Installation via WordPress Dashboard

This is the easiest and most recommended way to install Gillion theme.

Follow these steps below to install:

  • Step 1 – Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 2 – Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Step 3 – Click on Add New
  • Step 4 – Click on Upload Theme
  • Step 5 – Click on Choose File, select “Gillion.zip” and click Install Now
  • Step 6 – When the upload is finished, click on Gillion theme to activate

Theme Installation via FTP

If you want to upload Gillion theme through an FTP client, please follow the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Log in to your hosting server via FTP client (hosting web client or software like WinSCP or FileZilla)
  • Step 2 – Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  • Step 3 – Upload “gillion.zip” extracted content
  • Step 4 – Open your browser and log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 5 – Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Step 6 – Click on Gillion theme to activate

License Activation

After the theme is installed you will need to activate the theme license by using your ThemeForest purchase code.

To activate your theme, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – To get the purchase code go to your ThemeForest downloads page
  • Step 2 – Find Gillion WordPress Theme in your downloads list
  • Step 3 – Click on the Download button and select License certificate & purchase code (text)
  • Step 4 – Locate the downloaded text file and open it in a text editor, such as Notepad
  • Step 5 – Find Item purchase code and copy it
  • Step 6 – Now go back to your websites dashboard and click on the word here in your theme notice

  • Step 7 – Paste your purchase code in the form and press Activate

  • Step 8 – The theme should be successfully activated

Plugin Installation

After the theme is activated you will need to install the required plugins for the theme to function property. To install these plugins, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1 – Open Gillion dashboard and click on Install Plugins

  • Step 2 – Select all the required plugins as well as some optional ones, such as One Click Demo Import (needed for demo content installation), WooCommerce (required if you plan to include shop in your website), Slider Revolution (allows you to create advanced slides) and Contact Form 7 (needed to create contact forms)

  • Step 3 – Click on Bulk Actions, choose Install and click on Apply
  • Step 4 – The plugins have finished installing once you see All installations and activations have been completed

Demo Content Installation

After the theme installation, activation and plugin installation – it is finally time to install some demo content.

The installation is very simple – you just need to figure out which demo content you would like to install. For the best experience it is recommended that your WordPress installation is fresh with a little to no content. But you can definitely install demo content if you already have added some content to your website. Such scenario won’t replace or delete your existing content. Instead some media might be skipped if it matches the one being installed.

To import demo content, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1 – Navigate to Gillion dashboard and click on Import Demo
  • Step 2 – Choose the demo you would like to import and click Import Demo

  • Step 3 – Make sure that the required plugins are already installed, or check the ones missing. Then click on Continue & Import. Some content may be skipped if the required plugins are not installed. For example forms will be skipped if Contact Form 7 isn’t installed and sliders will be skipped if Slider Revolution isn’t installed

  • Step 4 – Wait for the demo content to import. It could take a few minutes depending on your server resources and demo content size
  • Step 5 – The theme installation is complete when you see the Import Complete window appear. You can see the results by clicking on Visit Site