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Getting Started

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

Purchased only the Pro plugin? Read Pro Add-on for installation and usage instructions.

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Install WordPress

  1. Sign up for web hosting. See our hosting recommendation.
  2. Install WordPress on your hosting. Many hosts have an automatic WordPress installer (recommended).

Enable Classic Editor

Our guides and starter content are currently being updated to reflect changes in WordPress 5.0 with its new Gutenberg editor (more info). We recommend using the Classic Editor plugin until this is complete.

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Type Classic Editor in the search box to see the plugin’s details.
  3. Click Install Now then click Activate (which appears in place of the Install button).

Install Theme

  1. Download your theme’s zip file from the Downloads area in your Account.
  2. Log into your WordPress admin area (yoursite.com/wp-admin).
  3. Go to Appearance > ThemesAdd New > Upload Theme.
  4. Choose the theme zip file you downloaded, then click Install Now.
  5. 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 more.

Install Plugin

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

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Type Church Content in the search box to see the plugin’s details.
  3. Click Install Now then click Activate (which appears in place of the Install button).

Install Church Content WordPress Plugin

Enable Features

  1. Install Church Content Pro to enable Pro features.
  2. Set your Google Maps API Key to enable maps on your site.

Next Steps

You now have WordPress installed with one of our themes and our plugin. Your next steps are to…

  • Import Starter Website Content to make your site look similar to the demo. This is optional.
  • Take a look at our other Guides to begin adding content and customizing your site.

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