First Steps

Move your first steps and learn how to properly install the theme.

Wordpress Beginner

If you are a novice in the WordPress world, we kindly recommend you an overview of some of the material to learn the basics.

The video on the right is produced by Woo Themes and it will show you how to install WordPress on your server.

Other resources with basic WordPress knowledges can be found here:

Installing Theme

Installation via Wordpress

Step 1. Login to your WordPress admin panel

Step 2. Navigate to Appearance > Themes

Step 3. Click Add New

Step 4. Click Upload Theme

Step 5. Click Choose File and look for the oculus.zip in the Theme folder downloaded from Themeforest and click Install now (make sure you have unzipped the package downloaded from Themeforest).

Step 6. Click Activate

Installation via FTP

Step 1. Log into your hosting via an FTP client

Step 2. Unzip the oculus.zip file (make sure you have unzipped the package downloaded from Themeforest).

Step 3. Upload the extracted oculus theme folder into the remote folder wp-content > theme .

Step 4. Navigate to Appearance > Themes and activate the newly installed theme.

Child Theme

Once you have installed the theme, if you are planning to modify in some way the source code, we suggest you to install a child theme instead for editing the files inside the Oculus theme folder.

Oculus ships with a child theme located in the downloaded folder from Themeforest. Just install oculus-child.zip as it would be a theme like we already showed here, then you can add or modify the files inside the newly uploaded child theme.

Installing Plugins

Once you have installed the theme you need to install and activate certain plugins.

Step 1. Navigate to Plugins a notice with required plugins you need to install will appear, now Begin Installing Plugins

Step 2. After all the plugins are installed you need to activate them, select all the plugins and Begin activating plugins

Manual Update

You can always update the theme manually in two ways.

1) Remove the theme from Appearance > Themes by selecting another (ex. TwentyFifteen) and then reinstall it.

2) Remove the folder oculus via FTP and reupload it.

Whatever updating method you are choosing to follow, you need to be aware that these procedure will erase any eventual modification you have done to the theme code. That's why is always recommended to use a CHILD THEME to customize the source code.

Importing Demo Data

If you want to start build your site and avoid create everything from scratch, the easiest way is to import our demo content.

This is what will be imported:

1) Posts, pages, portfolios and products (if WooCommerce plugin is active)

2) Theme options

3) Widgets

4) Menus

Oculus theme comes with one-click import module. Here's what you need to do:

Go to Appearance =>Import Demo Data. Before you begin, make sure all the required plugins are activated.

And just click Import Demo Data button.

Or you can import Oculus demo data with default wordpress importer:

Step 1. Navigate to Tools > Import

Step 2. You need to install Wordpress importer Wordpress > Install Now > Activate Plugin

Step 3. Now you can upload our demo data Choose File > Select the file from theme Folrder > Upload File