Installation

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

Note: All sample content images will be replaced with blank versions. Screenshots, such as those for the Logo Editing tutorial will remain however.

Downloading the necessary files

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

  • Kinetic Theme (rt_kinetic_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.

  • Kinetic Sample Content (rt_kinetic_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.
  • Kinetic Source PNG(s) (rt_kinetic_wp-sources-(version).zip) – This contains all the Adobe Fireworks PNG source files for the template, and if applicable, the logo font.
  • Kinetic RocketLauncher (rt_kinetic_wp-rocketlauncher-(version).zip) – The RocketLauncher pack is a full WordPress install that contains all the demo content, including plugins and the theme.

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_kinetic_wp.zip file on your computer
  • Click Install Now
  • Kinetic will now be installed
  • Please go back to the themes page (with the template name, description and thumbnail)
  • Click Activate under Kinetic Theme

Method 2 – Using FTP

  • Extract rt_kinetic_wp.zip
  • Load your FTP client, such as FileZilla
  • Upload the rt_kinetic_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 Kinetic section