Installing Jupiter Theme and Child Theme

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The next step after installing WordPress and checking server requirements, is installing Jupiter WordPress theme. Access to WordPress administration and FTP clients are required for Installing theme and child theme.

In this article, we explain about installing Jupiter theme and its child theme in your website.

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Note: It is recommended to install Jupiter on a fresh installation of WordPress.

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Downloading the theme

At first, you need to download Jupiter theme and child theme from ThemeForest website.

To download the theme:

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Go to ThemeForest and login into your account.
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In the upper right corner, hover over your username and click on Downloads.

Installing theme and child theme - themeforest menu

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Scroll down to Jupiter and click on Download All files & documentation.

Installing theme and child theme - Jupiter download

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Note: The downloaded zip file contains the theme, child theme, plugins and the documentation.
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Extract the downloaded .zip file into a folder. These files will be needed for the next steps.

Installing the theme

There are few methods to upload and install a theme on your WordPress website. In this section, we explain about two easy-to-follow installation methods.

Installing through WordPress administration

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From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Themes.

Installing theme and child theme - appearance menu

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Click on Add New Theme.

Installing theme and child theme - add new theme

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Click on Upload Theme button.

Installing theme and child theme - upload theme

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Click on Choose File button and select Jupiter.zip that you have extracted from the ThemeForest downloaded file then click on Install Now button and wait for the install to complete.

Installing theme and child theme - install theme

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After the theme installed successfully, click on Activate button.

Installing theme and child theme - activate theme

Uploading through FTP client

Alternatively, you can upload the theme through file transfer protocol. Keep in mind that this will only upload the theme to your website, it will not install or activate it.

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Use a FTP client (for example Filezilla) to access your host web server.
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In the files browser navigate to /wp-content/themes.
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Extract Jupiter.zip and Transfer it into the directory.
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Note: Jupiter is now uploaded to your WordPress website, from WordPress left menu go to Appearance >Themes and install the Jupiter.

Installing the child theme

If you plan on customizing and editing the theme’s files, it is highly recommended to install a child theme. Having a child theme guarantees that your changes will not be deleted on each update of the theme and they will stay intact.

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Note: Before proceeding to the steps below, make sure to have Jupiter-child.zip file from the first section of this article.

To install the child theme:

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From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Themes.

Installing theme and child theme - appearance menu

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Click on Add New Theme.

Installing theme and child theme - add new theme

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Click on Upload Theme button.

Installing theme and child theme - upload theme

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Click on Browse button and select Jupiter-child.zip file then click on Install Now button and wait for the install to complete.

Installing theme and child theme - install theme

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After the child theme installed successfully, click on the Activate button.
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