Installing a Template

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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.

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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

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

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Select a template and click on the Install button.

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

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Read the message in next pop-up window, then click on either the “Do not Include” or “Include” button.
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Beware! If you are installing the Main template, it is not recommended to import the images and videos since they are about 700 MB.
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Note: “Do not Include button” will not erase the images and medias from your website, it only hosts them in the Artbees servers. You will have all the images and videos showing on your website after installing the template by not including the media.
Include templates images and videos
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Note: Using IE or EDGE browser will prevent you from successfully importing media. Please use some other modern browser.
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Be 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
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After 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.

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Note: Some of the templates (Tinia, Carpo, Thebe, Hera, etc.), have sliders that are built with the Layer Slider plugin. To use these sliders, you’ll need to have the plugin installed, and import the demos. To get access to the demo sliders, you’ll need to open a ticket in our help desk.

Installing a Template Manually

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

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

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Install the WordPress Importer at the bottom of the page.

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Note: If WordPress Importer has already been installed, then you will see Run Importer link for WordPress.
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Click 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.

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

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Note: If you already have a working site before installing this template, then go to Theme Settings > Import/Export. Copy data and keep it safe just in case you want to load the previous settings someday.
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In step 1 extracted files, open options.txt file and copy the whole content of that file.
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Go 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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