After you have installed WordPress, you have to install our Theme (theme_name.zip). There are two ways of installing the Theme on your WordPress:
- FTP Upload: Unzip the “theme_name.zip” file and upload the contents into the /wp-content/themes folder on your server. If you get an error while activating the Theme uploaded via FTP, please ensure that transfer type is set to binary.
- WordPress Dashboard: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes >Upload. Go to browser, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer. If you do not do that and install the first package directly you will get the following error: The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet
So be sure that you are always installin the file called “THEME_NAME.ZIP”
Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate Dreamscape WordPress Theme. After the theme is activated, you need to install the required plugins for some extra functionality (Instagram, Contact Form and Shortcodes
Click on begin installing plugins and you will be able to install all neccessary plugins. If you need them later on, you can find them in the Recommended plugins directory in the package you installed from Themeforest.
- Plugin can be downloaded from WordPress repository at: https://wordpress.org/plugins/instagram-feed
Revolution Slider – premium plugin that implements the main Slideshows on the home page. Plugin is a premium one so it can not be downloaded online without purchasing it. It’s an added value to the theme ($25). Please note that while you can use all the premium features of the plugin you need to register it if you want to automatically update it or if you want to import some of the premium demo plugins. Otherwise you have to wait for the update until we update the theme (which is frequently). You can read more about the plugin at: https://revolution.themepunch.com/
Essential grid – it is the #1 Grid Building solution for WordPress. It is another premium addition ($26) to the theme and is used to create all the beautiful galleries in the Theme. It is highly customizable and allows you to adjust to any of your needs. You can read more about the plugin at: https://essential.themepunch.com/
Instagram feed – this plugin adds the instagram gallery just above the footer. Instructions on how to connect to instagram are available in the plugin itself.
Contact Form 7 – CONTACT FORM – this is a plugin that you will need of you want to add the contact form. Plugin can be downloaded from WordPress repository at: http://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/
Shortcodes Ultimate – this plugin adds the shortcodes. Plugin is not neccessary but if you wish to use some nice typography effects like dropcap, quotes and columns, you will have to install it. Plugin can be downloaded from WordPress repository at: https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcodes-ultimate/
Twitter Feed – this is a plugin that you will need of you want to add the twitter feed. Plugin can be downloaded from WordPress repository at: https://wordpress.org/plugins/recent-tweets-widget/
Facebook Feed – this is a plugin that you will need of you want to add the facebook feed. Plugin can be downloaded from WordPress repository at: https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-pagelike-widget/
Revolution Slider – can be found in the Recommended plugins directory in the files downloaded from Themeforest.