You’ll want to install this theme just like any other WordPress theme, either by uploading the main theme folder via FTP (unzipped) or the zipped file via the WordPress theme upload section. Make sure you located the main theme folder from the downloaded zip file and that you are not uploading the entire zip with all the documentation, sample data, etc.
Step 1: Make sure WordPress Is Up To Date!
Status makes use of the latest WordPress functions to ensure the theme is coded as best as possible and is highly optimized, please make sure WordPress is fully up to date before installing the theme!
You should ALWAYS be running the latest version of WordPress anyway, because otherwise you put your whole site at risk for potential threats. Never use an outdated version of WordPress!
Step 2: Install Via WordPress or FTP
Now that you made sure WordPress is up to date you can go ahead and install the theme and there are 2 methods for doing so: via WordPress or via FTP. If you are working with WordPress and buying themes you should pretty much know how to install a theme, but below are some screenshots just incase you don’t know how!
Install Via WordPress
- Log into ThemeForest and click on the “Downloads” tab.
- Locate the Status theme and click the download button next to it.
- Select the “Installable WordPress Theme” link from the dropdown.
You should now have a file called Status.zip
Log into your WordPress website and browse to Appearance > Themes.
Then click on the option to upload theme.
Next browse for the zipped theme file you downloaded.
Once WordPress has unpacked and installed the theme, just click to activate it.
Install Via FTP
Your second installation option is to upload the theme via FTP. For this method first log into your site via FTP and browse to your folder located at wp-content/themes. Unzip the theme file you downloaded and upload only the extracted Status folder to your server.
Next log into your WordPress site and navigate to Appearance > Themes to activate the theme.