How to install theme and import dummy data like demo?
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Before You Begin

INSTALL WORDPRESS

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress. Please refer to WordPress documentation for further instructions. You can download the latest version of WordPress here.

DOWNLOAD LAYERS

Layers can be downloaded from http://layerswp.com. Make sure you have a fresh download before you begin.

A. INSTALL THEME PACKAGE

1/ INSTALL LAYERSWP WORDPRESS

1. Login to your WordPress admin panel, go to APPEARANCE → THEME and click ADD NEW at the top.
2. Click the UPLOAD THEME button at the top.
3. Click the CHOOSE FILE button inside the center white box (Browse on some browsers)and navigate to the location of your Layers theme zip file.

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4. Select the Layers theme zip file and click OPEN.
5. Click INSTALL NOW to begin the installation.

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2/ INSTALL LAYERS CHILD THEMES

Layers Child Themes provide alternative styling, layouts and enhanced presentation for your Layers website. Unlike a Style Kit, they are packaged into their own theme file that may include preset layouts, templates and additional scripting.

Layers Child Themes install and activate just like any WordPress theme, but are dependent on a parent or theme framework to be installed first. In the case of Layers Child Themes, you must have Layers already installed, but it does not need to be activated.

1. Login to your WordPress admin panel, go to APPEARANCETHEME and click ADD NEW at the top.
2. Click the UPLOAD THEME button at the top.
3. Click the CHOOSE FILE button inside the center white box (Browse on some browsers)and navigate to the location of your Layers Child theme zip file.

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4. Select the Layers Child theme zip file file and click OPEN.
5. Click INSTALL NOW to begin the installation.

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6. Wait for the success message, then click the Activate link.
7. You will be directed to the Layers Getting Started screen.

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8. Take a minute to go through the wizard  and continue with the next article Page Building & Homepages.

So you’ve finished the installation theme package . To continue to import dummy data you follow the process below.

B. IMPORT DUMMY DATA LIKE DEMO

1/ INSTALL SUGGESTED PLUGINS

After installing Layers Child Theme, the first thing every beginner needs to install suggested plugins via ‘Begin Installing Plugins” , then active all plugins. Next, you need to go to WordPress admin area and visit PLUGINS.

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1. Select “INSTALL” and click APPLY button.

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2. Wait for the success message, then click the Return to Required Plugins Installer link

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3. Select “ACTIVE” and click APPLY button.

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2/ USE THE XML FILE TO IMPORT THE DEMO SITE’S CONTENT

1. Log into your site as an administrator.
2. Make sure you activated your new theme before proceeding.
3. Go to TOOLS → IMPORT
4. Choose “WORDPRESS” from the list.
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5. UPLOAD the demo content .xml using the form provided on that page.

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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.

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8. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus 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.

3/  IMPORT AND EXPORT WIDGET SETTINGS, IMPORT WIE FILE

The WordPress Import/Export tool is good for migrating the data. But, it doesn’t help with Widgets and widgets are lost during the migration process. Widget Importer & Exporter is a handy plugin to import and export widgets. The plugin allows you to migrate widgets from one site to another.

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Once you click on Widget Importer & Exporter under Tools menu you’ll reach to the page like below screenshot. In Importing process you can upload the exported file created by the plugin into your new site. Select the .wie extension file and then click on Import Widget button.

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Once you click on IMPORT WIDGETS button, you’ll see the result like below screenshot:
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Widgets that are not added in your widget area are imported. As you can see in above screenshot Imported is written in front of those widgets which are imported through export file. The widgets that are already exists have written Widget already exists in front of them.

Note: If your file doesn’t have .wie extension, it will show error.
If you want to manage the widgets settings then you click on Widget link just above your imported widget details.

4/ IMPORT DAT FILE

1. Go to CUSTOMIZE → EXPORT/IMPORT
2. UPLOAD the demo content .dat using the form provided on that page.

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5/ SELECT DEMO CONTENT

1. Go to CUSTOMIZE → SITE SETTINGS → STATIC FRONT PAGE → FRONT PAGE
2. Select “HOME PAGE

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6/ SELECT MAIN MENU

1. Go to CUSTOMIZE → MENU → MENU LOCATIONS → HEADER MENU
2. Select “MAIN MENU

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7/ FINISH AND ENJOY!

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