If You’re New to Building Websites, Using Envato Themes Might Seem Like an Insurmountable Task
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! In this guide, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process of using Envato Themes on your WordPress website. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Purchase Your Envato Theme
The first step is to purchase your Envato Theme on the Envato Market. With various themes available, such as Blog, Portfolio, Corporate, eCommerce, and more, it can be hard to decide which one to choose! You can filter themes by best-sellers, top-rated, and trending for guidance. Once you’ve selected your ideal theme, add it to your cart and proceed with checkout. An email will then be sent to you with instructions on how to download your purchased theme.
Step 2: Install the Theme
Now that you have your Envato Theme downloaded, it’s time to install it onto your WordPress website. Navigate to the WordPress backend, click on Appearance > Themes > Add New, and then click on “Upload Theme.” From here, select the downloaded Envato Theme from your computer, upload it and activate it by clicking on “Activate.”
Step 3: Install the Required Plugins
Most Envato themes require specific plugins to function correctly. To install the necessary plugins, go to Appearance > Install Plugins. Once there, you can see which plugins are required for the theme to work efficiently. Install these by clicking on “Install” after each plugin.
Step 4: Customize Your Theme
Now that everything is installed, it’s time to customize your website! Navigate to the WordPress backend and click on “Customize” under Appearance. Here you can make several adjustments to your site’s header, footer, menu, colors, fonts, and more.
Step 5: Import Demo Content
Some Envato themes come with demo content to help you build a website that matches what was advertised. To import demo content, go to Appearance > Import Demo Data. Select the particular demo content you want and click on the “Import” button to begin the process.
Step 6: Create Pages and Posts
After importing the demo content, you can now create new pages and posts to your WordPress website. Click on Pages > Add New to create a new page. Create a ‘Home’, ‘About Us’ and ‘Contact Us’ page or whatever other pages you desire. Similarly, go to Posts > Add New to create a post for your blog. You can add content, media, or links from here.
Step 7: Customize Your Homepage
Your homepage is the first impression your visitors have of your website. Here’s how to make sure it counts! Go to Appearance > Customize > Homepage. This is where you can select the header image, font, color scheme, and call-to-action (CTA) buttons for your homepage. Depending on your theme, you could have several options to choose from.
Step 8: Test Your Website
After all your hard work, it’s essential to test your website’s functionality. Navigate through your site and make sure all the buttons and links work flawlessly. Use Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool to ensure your website loads quickly and is mobile-friendly.
That concludes our guide on how to use an Envato Theme on your WordPress website. Remember to take your time, make adjustments where necessary, and ensure that your website is mobile-friendly. Good luck, and enjoy building your new website!