Installing a Template

Updated on May 9, 2019

Templates make your life easier by quickly styling the colors, layouts, and design of your site from the start. In this article we’ll provide step-by-step instructions for installing templates in The Ken theme.


Registering the Theme

To install templates for The Ken theme you’ll first need to register the theme with Artbees Themes. For more information on how to register your theme with Artbees please click here.


Installing Templates

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Ken Control Panel > Templates.

2Select a template and click on the Install button.

3Read the message in the pop-up window, then confirm by clicking on the “Yes” button.

4Read the message in next pop-up window, then click on either the “Do not Include” or “Include” button.
Include templates images and videos
6Be patient until the installation is complete. It may take several minutes on some web hosts. At this stage, several automatic steps happen:
  • The template will be downloaded from our server.
  • Required plugins will be installed and activated.
  • Post, page contents, navigation, widgets and sliders will be imported.
Template installation progress
7After successful installation, click on the OK button and check the front end of your site.

The template is installed. You can check the frontend of your website to see the newly installed template. Now you have a boilerplate to customize to your liking.


Installing a Template Manually

If you come across any issues while installing the template, there is a way to install it manually.

1Download the template files and extract the files on your computer.
2From the WordPress left menu, go to Tools > Import.

3Install the WordPress Importer at the bottom of the page.

4Click on Run Importer and choose theme_content.xml file present in the folder which you extracted in the step 1. Click on Upload file and import.

5Assign the posts to an existing user, check the Download and import file attachments option and click on the Submit button.
6Install this plugin. You may check this article to learn how to install plugins.
7From the WordPress left menu, go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter and choose widget_data.wie file from the files in step 1.

8In step 1 extracted files, open options.txt file and copy the whole content of that file.
9Go to Theme Settings > Import/Export and click on “Import from File” button and paste the content which you copied in the above step and click on the Import button.

If you face any errors while following the steps above, please refer to this troubleshooting article.

If you have any questions regarding the templates installation in The Ken theme, please open a ticket and our support staff will help you.

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