Theme installation

In order to install the theme you need to have a WordPress copy already installed on your own server.

Installing VivaTheme from the WordPress admin dashboard:

  1. Head to Appearance > Themes.
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the screen and click the Upload Theme button.
  3. Upload the viva.zip file from your computer and click Install Now.
  4. Once you activate Viva, you will see a notification message to install and activate the required & recommended plugins.
  5. Install the following required plugins: WPBakery Page Builder, Slider Revolution, Redux Framework, Viva Addon, Contact Form 7 and Breadcrumb NavXT. The WooCommerce plugin is recommended only if you are planning on building a website with eCommerce capabilities. Read more about it here.
  6. Once you have installed the required plugins, proceed with the Demo Contents import.

Having trouble trying to install the theme? Please see Cannot upload the theme article.

FTP installation

  1. In order to install the theme you need to have a WordPress copy already installed on your own server.
  2. Log into your hosting account via your FTP software client (FileZilla, WinSCP, Transmit or your preferred FTP client).
  3. Unzip the viva.zip file. Use only the extracted Viva theme folder.
  4. Upload the extracted Viva theme folder into wp-content > themes folder and wait for the upload.
  5. Activate the newly installed theme by navigating to Appearance > Themes and clicking the Activate button.
  6. Once you activate Sway, you will see a notification message to install and activate the required & recommended plugins.
  7. Install the following required plugins: WPBakery Page Builder, Slider Revolution, Redux Framework, Viva Addon, Contact Form 7 and Breadcrumb NavXT. The WooCommerce plugin is recommended only if you are planning on building a website with eCommerce capabilities.
  8. Once you have installed the required plugins, proceed with the Demo Contents import.

Video tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6HHRQPUV0w

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