Getting Started With Demo Content

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    Laura | Support
    January 18, 2016 at 9:57 am #2299

    Although not required, many of you may choose to initially set up your site in a way that mimics our demo in its entirety. Again, this isn’t a requirement, but it can help users understand how our theme works by exposing how we created each page, post, and menu within our demo. We do not recommend following these instructions if your site is live.

    To install our demo content, follow the instructions below…

    Basic Setup:  You’ll want to start by downloading all of the Matador files from Themeforest (not just the installable WordPress file):

    After dowloading all of the files, within the “zipped” file that is downloaded to your computer, there should be a folder named “demo content”. Within that folder is an XML file that contains the content from our demo site in a format that WordPress can interpret. To upload it, do the following:

    1. Log into your site as an administrator.
    2. Make sure you activated the Matador theme before proceeding.
    3. Go to Tools → Import
    4. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
      1. If running the importer for the first time, you will be prompted to download a plugin.
      2. After the plugin has finished installing, click “Activate and Run Installer”
    5. Upload the demo content (.xml file) using the form provided on that page.
    6. You will 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.
    7. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
    8. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Images, Menus, etc are imported. (You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.)
    9. Note: Our demo content contains items from the shopping cart section of our demo. If you do not have WooCommerce installed, you will be notified that these items have failed to import. Try not to worry — this is to be expected and will not cause any issues.

    Menus:  Next, you’ll want to make sure that WordPress has properly imported the navigation menus from our demo. Typically, WordPress will import the menus, but neglect to properly save menus to their appropriate locations. Make sure the demo menus are properly arranged by doing the following:

    1. While logged into the admin section of WordPress, go to Appearance → Menus
    2. Click on the “Manage Locations” tab
    3. On this page, select the following options:
    4. Click the “Save Changes” button

    Homepage:  At this point, if you haven’t done so already, you will need to make sure that your homepage is set to display a “static” page. To do so, follow these instructions:

    1. From the Admin section of WordPress, go to Settings > Reading
    2. For the “Front page displays” setting, select “A static page”
    3. Underneath that, select the following:
      • For “Front page”, select “Home” from the dropdown list
      • For “Posts page”, select “Blog”
    4. Be sure to save those changes

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