Installation ( theme + plugin + demo content )
Upload and Activate
In the package you downloaded from Themeforest you will find a folder called WP, inside of it is a zip file called meridian-fitness, that is the file you install the theme with.
- Log in to your WordPress Admin Panel
- Go to "Appearance" → "Themes"
- Click "Add New" ( you'll see it at the top, on the right side of the page title )
- Click "Upload Theme"
- Click "Choose file" (or "Browse", depending on your browser) and choose the meridian-fitness.zip file
- Click "Install Now"
- After WordPress finishes installing click "Activate"
After installing the theme you will be prompted to install three plugins, as seen in the screenshot below.
Meridian Fitness Features - This plugin is required, the shortcodes and custom post types ( classes and trainers ) are located in it.
MailPoet Newsletters - Send newsletters post notifications or autoresponders from WordPress easily, and beautifully. This plugin can also be used to simply get a list of subscribers which you can then export and use on any newsletters service of your choice. More info at the plugin page on WordPress
Contact Form 7 - Doesn't really need explanation, it's the most popular contact form plugin. More info at the plugin page on WordPress
Importing Demo Data
Once you activate the plugins the one click importer will show up at the top, like in the screenshot below.
Simply hit the OK, Import Demo Content button and it will start. Once done it will look like this:
Click the Close Importer button to hide the importer and that's it.