Uploading Sample Data

Sample Data isn’t automatically added to your site, for most people this wouldn’t be beneficial since a lot of customers aren’t starting a new site but rather switching to a new theme. However, if you are starting a new site and want to upload the sample data either to show your client or to see how things work it’s very simple. Please follow the steps below.

  • Log into ThemeForest
  • Browser to your “downloads”
  • Locate the theme and click on Download > Main files
  • After this folder downloads, unzip it and locate the folder called “Sample-Data”
  • Within this folder you will find your sample data file(s)


  • To upload your WordPress sample data, log into your WP install and browse to Tools > Import and follow the instructions
  • After the import is complete you should have all the posts/pages from the demo with dummy images
  • There are certain things a WordPress import can not do, so after uploading sample data:
    • Go to Appearance > Menu to set your menu locations
    • Go to Appearance > Widgets to add your widgets (widgets aren’t included in a WordPress export)
    • Go to Appearance > Customize to customize your theme