How to install and update the theme.


Wordpress Installation

WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools (e.g DHCHOST.NET ) to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, follow link below to read about Famous 5 Minute Installation.

And yes! you need to install wordpress first before you can use our theme.

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Theme Installation

When you downloaded the package from ThemeForest, you will get a single zip file. Please extract that file and keep it somewhere safe. In this section, you will learn how to install LIESEL as your theme. To install LIESEL to your website, you can do this one of two ways:

Wordpress Installation

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Themes.
  2. Click Install Themes and then click the Upload Theme button.
  3. Browse to find the “” file on your computer and click “Install Now”
  4. Once uploaded, activate the theme. 
  5. Go to Customizer, and hit the save button. Note: you need to do this to change the default wordpress setting with ours.
  6. Then you will see a notification message to activate the required & recommended plugins. Please install and activate all plugins.

FTP Installation

  1. Log into your hosting account via an FTP software. We recommend you a Filezilla as FTP Client Software.
  2. Unzip the file and ONLY use the extracted LIESEL theme folder
  3. Upload the extracted LIESEL theme folder into wp-content > themes folder
  4. Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.
  5. Go to Customizer, and hit the save button. Note: you need to do this to change the default wordpress setting with ours.
  6. Then you will see a notification message to activate the required & recommended plugins. Please install and activate all plugins.

Updating LIESEL

Things you need to prepare:

  1. Login into your Themeforest account and go to downloads (Dashboard > Downloads)
  2. Download the theme into your computer
  3. Go to your Wordpress Admin Panel and navigate to plugins
  4. Please delete this plugins Dahz DF Shortcodes and WPBakery Visual Composer

Choose one of two methods to update:

1. Update via Wordpress Admin Panel

  1. Go to Appearance -> Themes. Activate any other theme first.
  2. Delete your current version of LIESEL
  3. Install the latest version like the first time you install the theme. Add New -> Upload

2. Update Via FTP

  1. Install an FTP program (Filezilla is free).
  2. Retrieve your FTP login information from your hosting admin panel and login into your hosting via FTP
    Unzip the item main file.
  3. Locate (eg : and unzip it. make sure your unzipping software do not create extra directory with the same name nested into each other.
  4. Drag and drop theme main folder into your FTP program with the destination:"YOUR_HOSTING_ROOT/YOUR_SUBDIRECTORY/wp-content/themes/".
  5. FTP program will give a warning that there is an existing with the same directory name, choose replace all.
    It will take varying from 5 to 30 minutes to replace all files. once you done, go to Customizer, click Save. To know that your theme is updated, go to Appearance -> Themes -> LIESEL -> Theme Details. We recommend method one which only takes less than one minute.
  6. After you update the theme go to Appearance -> Install Plugins. install and activate the required plugins.
    then go to theme options (LIESEL) and hit 'save all changes' button there (hit it once even when you dont change anything)
  7. Done and Have fun!

NOTE: When you update the theme any changes you've made to css and php files will be gone, please re-apply your changes after you update the theme.

To avoid this, you can use CHILD THEMES.

Demo Import

There are two items that you need to be imported : XML and Customizer.

Importing XML

These are the explanations how to import our demo website content by following steps. Read carefully and if you face any problem that is not covered here, open a thread in our support forum.

  1. Login into your WordPress Admin section (
  2. Go to Tools -> Import in the blog’s admin panels.
  3. Click on the WordPress and follow the instructions if Import plugin isn’t installed yet (3.0+).
  4. Browse to Demo Content XML folder from main Zip Package > and choose demo file that you'd like to import.
  5. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user. Don’t forget to check the download all images option before you hit the import button.
  6. WordPress will then import each of the posts, page, custom post types, comments, and categories contained in this file into your blog.
  7. Notice that the Sidebar and Footer Widgets and theme settings are not replicated on your imported demo content. You should be the one to create the widgets. To create widgets, navigate to the left sidebar menu of the WordPress’ Dashboard, then Appearance > Widgets. Just drag and drop the widgets on to the widgets area on the right side of the widgets page.
  8. To Import the demo theme's setting go to customizer and choose import. then upload the desired .json file. after the upload progress finishes go to your customizer and save the settings.
  9. After this, you should also update the Menus by going to Appearance > Menus. Locate the Theme Locations box and select from the drop-down “Main Navigation” and "Footer Navigation" as respect to the locations the selectbox label indicates. Click the Save button under it to save the changes.
  10. Done! You should now have the dummy/demo content similar from the Live Preview of the theme

Importing Customizer

  1. Go to Customizer in your admin panel area
  2. Choose import
  3. Choose which demo preview setting that you like then upload the demo .json file that included in demo content folder
  4. After it finished, open your customizer then hit save to make sure all the settings applied site enjoy.
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