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Getting Started

Thank you for choosing churchthemes.com. We’ll walk you through setting up.

Only purchased a plugin? Read our Plugins Guide for installation and usage instructions.

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Install WordPress

  1. Sign up for web hosting if you do not already have hosting (recommendations).
  2. Make a new installation of WordPress on your hosting account. Many hosts have an auto-install feature. For manual install, see Installing WordPress.

Install Theme

  1. Log into your WordPress admin area (yoursite.com/wp-admin).
  2. Go to Appearance > ThemesAdd New > Upload Theme.
  3. Choose the theme zip file you downloaded, then click Install Now.
  4. After installation, click Activate.

Activate Theme License

  1. Go to Appearance > Theme License.
  2. Enter your License Key then click Save Key.
  3. Click Activate License.

You will now receive one-click updates via your WordPress dashboard. Read License Keys for additional information.

Install Plugin

The Church Theme Content plugin enables sermons, events, people and locations.

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Type Church Theme Content in the search box then press “Enter” on your keyboard
  3. Click Install Now then Activate Plugin.

Next Steps

Take a look at our other Guides. We recommend starting with these.

  • Learn how to Install an Add-on plugin if you purchased one with your theme.
  • Import Sample Content to make your site look similar to the demo. This is optional.
  • Customize the Appearance of your site with your own logo, colors, fonts, etc.
  • See Managing Content for configuring your homepage, creating pages and publishing sermons, events, locations, etc.

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