Installing Your Theme

  • Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  • First, you will want to set up Jetpack. If you have a wordpress.com account, you can use this login! If not, create a new one and log in to connect. You only need the free version of jetpack, it will look like you have to purchase it, but scroll all the way down when it gives you pricing options and you can click “continue with free” 😉
  • Now, open up your “must install” document that’s in your starter site folder. This pdf has direct links to every theme and plugin. You can either download the files and upload or (easier way) search.
  • First, install your theme. Go to the “appearance” tab and underneath click “themes”. You can either upload your file or go to the search tab (wordpress.org theme). Search for “hello” and install the Hello Elementor theme. Click install and then activate.
  • Next, go to the plugins tab on the left side of your dashboard. Some of your plugins may be activated for you, go ahead and click “activate” on these.
  • Click on the “add new” button at the top of the plugins page. Then scroll down and “search plugins” and search the terms in the must install pdf. You can install and activate this way or download from the links in the pdf and upload plugins under “add new” if you would like.
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  • There is only one plugin you cannot search and find. This is because you need the elementor pro personal license in order to download the plugin use the template. Click the link in the pdf, purchase the personal license, and download the plugin.
  • You will now go to plugins>add new> upload plugin and upload elementor pro.
  • Activate the elementor pro plugin.
  • Now grab your license key from your account on elementor.com. You will see a bar at the top once you’ve activated elementor pro to insert your license key.
  • Do this. It may say “connect and activate and you can connect your account if you’re already signed in.
  • Watch the tutorial for more in-depth explaination.
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