This help lists all the steps you need to do to be sure you’re installing your domain, wordpress and theme correctly.

Before reading this help file you may want to check this video. It explains how to install WpResidence & Activate your Purchase and may be easier to understand. Watch Video on Youtube

Before Installing the theme

Before installing any WordPress theme, including WpResidence, you must have:

  • A hosting,
  • A domain and
  • WordPress installed on that domain

Choose a hosting company, and moreover choose a hosting dedicated for WordPress hosting. What we recommend is to avoid very cheap ones because those are very limited and to run a fast website you need more. But other than that, choose a plan you are comfortable with from costs point of view and that allows you to upgrade if you wish to.

Get your own domain. Hosting will help and guide how to set your new domain on your new server.

Install WordPress on your domain. Many web hosts can automatically install WordPress for you.

If you wish to do this yourself, check the following resources:

Note: Ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress and WpResidence theme.
Help article about Server / Theme Requirements

Download the Theme from your buyer account

The file you must download in your buyer account from Theme Forest:

 

  • “Installable WordPress File” – is the zip that includes  only the theme files (wpresidence.zip)
  • “All files & documentation” – is the zip that includes all the files offered with the theme (wpresidence.zip + recommended child theme + theme original property markers and more

Install WpResidence Theme via WordPress

Step1: Navigate to Appearance -> Themes

Step2:  Click Add New and click the Upload button.

Step3:  Browse to find the wpresidence.zip file on your computer and click Install Now

Step4:  Activate WpResidence from  Appearance -> Themes

Step5: Install the mandatory plugins from Appearance -> Install plugin. WpResidence Core Functionality is MANDATORYInstall this plugin before you activate the license!

Step 5.1:  Install the optional plugins included with the theme:

      • One-Click Demo Import plugin is needed only when you import demo content. You can delete it after that. To import demo content you must activate the license too (step 6)
      • Wp Residence Gutenberg Blocks Functionality plugin is Recommended if you wish to use only the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg editor with theme shortcodes as blocks. In this case, you don’t need to install the WpBakery Composer plugin at all.
      • WpResidence Elementor Widgets – is optional and you should install it if you want to work with Elementor Page Builder (a free plugin which you install from WordPress Repository – https://wordpress.org/plugins/elementor/
      • WPBakery Page Builder plugin is a 3rd party Premium Plugin is recommended if you wish to use the theme default demo content and edit the shortcodes and page content with this plugin.
      • Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder – is a 3rd party Premium plugin that adds more shortcodes to the WPBakery Page Builder plugin
      • Revolution Slider is a 3rd party Premium Plugin that can be used to create different sliders for header media. But it’s also optional.
IMPORTANT: The notifications from Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, or Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder that you need the purchase license code to get automatic updates are just for clients who buy the license. We bought the commercial license so we can offer these plugins for free to our clients with the WP Residence theme. All updates will be offered through our theme updates.

Step6:  Activate the theme with your buyer license code – more here https://help.wpresidence.net/article/how-to-get-your-buyer-license-code/ This is done only once!

Step7:  Save permalinks to Post Name for search redirect to work

Install WpResidence via FTP

Step1:  Download only “All files and documentation”, unzip the theme pack, and find the wpresidence folder.

Step2:  Upload the folder wpresidence folder contents to the wp-content/themes folder on your server – via FTP Manager

Step3:  Activate the theme in the Appearance / Themes menu in WordPress Admin.

Step4:  Activate Plugins from header notice and start using them right away.

IMPORTANT: Is MANDATORY to install Wpresidence -Theme Core plugin for Theme Options to show and work.

Step5:  Activate the license – https://help.wpresidence.net/article/how-to-get-your-buyer-license-code/

Step6 :  Save permalinks to Post Name for search redirect to work

Activate the Buyer License

Note: You must do this only once. This will not be required again for future updates unless you decide to reset the database and start over.

Step1: Login in Theme Forest with your buyer account.

Step2:   Go to Downloads

Step3: Go to your purchase and select License Certificate and Purchase Code

Copy the buyer code from the text file

Step4: Activate the WP Residence Core functionality plugin

Step5:  Paste the code in theme options and click the button “CHECK LICENSE”.

Step6: You will need the same license code to register for a support account in client support system – http://support.wpestate.org/

Install Plugins

The Residence includes 7 plugins:

      1. WpResidence Core Functionality is mandatory and includes theme functionality and theme options.
      2. One-Click Demo Import plugin is needed only when you import demo content. You can delete it after that. To import demo content you must activate the license too (step 6)
      3. Wp Residence Gutenberg Blocks Functionality plugin is Recommended if you wish to use only the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg editor with theme shortcodes as blocks. In this case, you don’t need to install the WpBakery Composer plugin at all.
      4. WpResidence Elementor Widgets – is optional and you should install it if you want to work with Elementor Page Builder (a free plugin which you install from WordPress Repository – https://wordpress.org/plugins/elementor/
      5. WPBakery Page Builder plugin is a 3rd party Premium Plugin is recommended if you wish to use the theme default demo content and edit the shortcodes and page content with this plugin.
      6. Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder – is a 3rd party Premium plugin that adds more shortcodes to the WPBakery Page Builder plugin
      7. Revolution Slider is a 3rd party Premium Plugin that can be used to create different sliders for header media. But it’s also optional.

When you install and activate the WpResidence theme you will get a notification message in your WordPress admin telling you of the required and recommended plugins.

Plugin installation & update notification

When you install or update Wp Residence, you will receive a WordPress notification message letting you know to install or update the required and recommended plugins. Please follow the on-screen prompts to install, activate or update.

Note:

  • For the plugins you get with the theme you don’t need buyer license to use them. Since we have the extended license we give all our clients plugin updates through theme updates. There is only one license per purchase – so only we can use this license to get the updates and then share the update with our clients.
  • If you have any problem with the plugins or if you need help updating the plugins please open a ticket in our private support system here – http://support.wpestate.org/ and we will help you asap.

Related Help

Help article about how to import demo content
Help article about how to edit demo content homepage after demo import
Help article about how to update the theme and included plugins