April 23, 2012 at 8:32 am #11699
Sorry, I am totally new to this. If the answer is given somewhere else already, please point me to it.
My understanding is that I need to install WordPress before I can configure/change the template that I bought. It seems logical to me to install everything on my Mac first, finish the website and then upload it to my web hosting provider (where I guess I need to install WordPress as well).
* what exactly do I need installed on top of the last version of WordPress – do I need an framework etc? I found an application named “MAMP”, Kriesi speaks about his own “framework” etc
* once I have completed the changes on my Mac, is the result fully transferable to the server (website host) as-is, or are there other steps involved? I use HostMonster for hosting my website
Please HELP. Thank you,
DanApril 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm #72704
You’ll need to do some googling to find a guide that you feel is at your appropriate user level. A guide on “running wordpress locally” is what you are looking for if you want to set up a local server to test everything on.
Personally, I would not recommend your first test experience with wordpress to be locally as it can lead to some issues that only appear on your local server but not on the live host. What I personally do is create a separate folder on my live site to hold wordpress and then add all the content while the site is live. Then just redirect the main index of the site to that folder.
Another option is just installing wordpress outright on your live site then using a plugin to block non-logged in users from viewing the site. It may cause some conflicts with certain aspects of the theme to work but you can always test that by turning the plugin off and quickly viewing the site live.
Here are a few links that might be of interest:
DevinJune 11, 2012 at 4:51 am #72705
Error installing the template (using WordPress 3.3.2).
Installing Theme from uploaded file: (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -ecommerce.zip
Unpacking the package…
Installing the theme…
The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.
Theme install failed.
Please help – thanks,
DanJune 11, 2012 at 4:57 am #72706
There are missing files on your theme. Please download Propulsion theme again then install it.
IsmaelJune 11, 2012 at 5:19 am #72707June 11, 2012 at 5:20 am #72708June 11, 2012 at 5:44 am #72709
please unzip the package you got from themeforest.net ONE time. You should get a folder which contains PSDs, Docs and another zip file (which is called propulsion.zip). This zip file is the right file. Go to your wordpress admin panel and navigate to Appearance > Themes. Then select the propulsion.zip file, upload & install it. You can also unpack this zip file and upload the resulting folder via ftp to wp-content/themes.
Also have a look at this tutorial video @themeforest.net: http://wiki.envato.com/buying/support-buying/solving-broken-theme-issues/
I hope this solves your problem :)June 11, 2012 at 7:48 am #72710
It looks like it did – thanks.
Would like to develop my site on the host directly, to avoid incompatibility issues – but without affecting the current site. Is there a best practice that I can follow – develop everything in a separate-standalone folder, then import the site etc?
DanJune 18, 2012 at 3:17 am #72711
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