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Getting Started

Thank you for choosing churchthemes.com. We’ll walk you through setting up your website with the theme you purchased.

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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.

Configure Permalinks

  1. Go to SettingsPermalinks.
  2. Choose your preferred URL format (Day and name is recommended; don’t use Default).
  3. Click Save Changes even if no changes were made.

Next Steps

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

  • 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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