In order to be installed, the theme requires that you have a working WordPress installation, locally or on you web space.
If you need help installing WordPress, you can head over to the official WordPress documentation page to get started.
If this is your first time using WordPress, you can also take a look at a few other pages that might help you understand the basics:
To use the theme, the minimum WordPress version required is 4.4. From the technical point of view, your host must support at least the following:
Concerning PHP, even if the minimum version required is 5.2, we strongly encourage that you use a newer version, such as 5.6 or 7.0, both for performance and security reasons. If you’re not yet on those, talk to your host and enquire about the possibility of activating one of those versions on your account.
Suggested PHP configuration settings
Every once in a while, you might encounter a problem that is somehow related to the configuration of the PHP that’s running on your host. In order to try to prevent those errors from happening, we suggest that you make sure that you have the following settings in place:
Suggested WordPress configuration settings
In order to increase the memory allocated to your WordPress installation, you also need to follow these steps to set a specific memory limit.
Installing the theme
After purchasing Clayton you can download the theme package from your ThemeForest “Downloads” section.
You can either choose to upload the theme to your server via FTP, or use the WordPress theme upload function. In either case, please make sure to upload only the archive file named after the theme, contained in the main package you downloaded (e.g. if the main package is called “Theme v.1.0”, you want to upload the “theme.zip” file contained in it).
If you are new to WordPress and have problems with theme you might want to check out this page on the Envato help.
Are you getting the “Theme is missing the style.css stylesheet error“? take a look at this page for explanation on how to fix this issue quickly.
Theme installation wizard
Upon theme activation, you will be redirected to the theme wizard installation procedure, which is intended to guide you in your first steps with the theme.
The one click installation procedure will install and activate all the required plugins in order to make the theme work properly.
If you mind to skip this procedure or something goes wrong with the wizard make sure to follow the instructions in the “Required plugins” section below in order to manually activate all the plugins needed by the theme.
In order to use all the theme features you need to activate the following plugins, which are required by the theme:
- Evolve framework, our backbone option framework,
- Clayton companion plugin, which declares the custom post types used by the theme.
The following plugins are not necessarily required by the theme, but are strongly suggested to take full advantage of its functionality:
- Brix page builder, our proprietary page composer, since all the demo pages are built with it,
- Clayton demos importer, that will allow you to install our demo content.
If you decided to skip the theme installation wizard, or something went wrong during the wizard installation, you’ll find links to enable the required and suggested plugins under Clayton → Install Plugins, in the WordPress administration area.