Installation

This guide covers the basics of installing the template into WordPress.

Downloading the necessary files

To install the template, you only need one file:-

  • Refraction Template (rt_refraction_wp.zip) – This file is the template package you will use to install your template into WordPress.

There are other files that you may wish to download that accompany the release, but are not required for the template to work.

  • Refraction Sample Content (rt_refraction_wp-sample-(version).zip) – This file contains XML file with sample posts, comments etc. and the “wp-content” directory with all images used in our sample content.
  • Refraction Source PNG(s) (rt_refraction_wp-sources-(version).zip) – This contains all the Adobe Fireworks PNG source files for the template, and if applicable, the logo font.

Method 1 – Using the WordPress installer

  • Login into the WordPress administrator dashboard (http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/)
  • In the left menu sidebar, go to Appearance → Add New Themes → Upload
  • Select the Choose File button
  • Locate the rt_refraction_wp.zip file on your computer
  • Click Install Now
  • On the post-install page (with the template name, description and thumbnail), select Activate
  • Refraction will now be installed

Method 2 – Using FTP

  • Extract rt_refraction_wp.zip
  • Load your FTP client, such as FileZilla
  • Upload the rt_refraction_wp folder to the http://www.yoursite.com/wp-content/themes
  • Login into the WordPress administrator dashboard (http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/)
  • In the left menu sidebar, go to Appearance → Themes
  • Click Activate underneath the Refraction section

Importing Sample Content

This allows you to copy over the data from the Demo so that you can match our setup

  • Extract rt_refraction_wp-sample-(version).zip
  • Enter the wp-content folder from inside of the sample package
  • Upload from it “rockettheme” folder using your favorite FTP client to your WordPress wp-content directory.
  • Locate sample_data.xml
  • Login into the WordPress administrator dashboard (http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/)
  • In the left menu sidebar, go to Tools → Import
  • Select WordPress from the numerous options
  • Click Choose File and select sample_data.xml from your computer
  • Click Upload File and Import
  • Now you can create a new author for sample posts or map it to existing user.
  • Press the Submit button and let the WordPress do the rest.

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