Install Popcorn2

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Install WordPress

Installing WordPress is the same for any other site. There are no special requirements to get Popcorn2 setup.

If you would like to do some testing only, we would recommend Local by flywheel. This gives you a great WordPress test environment for you to test Popcorn2 fully.

Next option is to use your hosting provider. Most providers have scripts available to install WordPress. Follow their guides to get you started.

When you’re all ready, login to your WordPress dashboard.

Top Tip! To login to your dashboard, go to the url and add /wp-admin/

For example https://youramazingwebsite.com/wp-admin/

Install Popcorn2

Installing Popcorn2 is the same as any other theme. Once you’re logged into your dashboard, follow the steps below:

Download the theme

Logon to your account on popcorntheme.com. Go to the downloads section and download the theme (Popcorn2) to your local device.

Upload the theme

In your WordPress dashboard, Go to Appearance > Themes

Click Add New

Click Upload Theme

Click Browse, upload your zip file (popcorn2.zip) and click Install Now.

Activate the theme

Now that the theme is installed, you need to activate it.

Straight after installation, you will be prompted to activate the theme. Click Activate

If you missed the activation part, you can activate via Appearance > Themes and then activate there.

Install Gutenberg

Upon activating your theme, you will be prompted to install the Gutenberg plugin. This plugin allows for extra functionality that is not yet available in WordPress core.

On the dashboard notification, click Begin installing plugin.

Click install on the Install Required Plugins page.

After installation, you’ll be prompted to return to the plugins installer. Click Return to Required Plugins Installer

Activate Gutenberg

You can now activate Gutenberg.

Thats it – you’re ready to start! 🎉

Now that the theme is installed, you’re now ready to start building out your site.

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2 responses to “Install Popcorn2”

  1. Jonathan Avatar
    Jonathan

    Hi, I want to install Popcorn 2 on a site that was built with Divi and another theme – any guides or advice on changing from another theme to Popcorn? Thanks.

    1. Phil L Avatar
      Phil L

      Hi Jonathan,

      So the best way would be to convert all your posts and pages over to standard WordPress Gutenberg pages.

      then swapping the theme will be a quick and painless process.

      Happy to guide with further information if you email info@popcorntheme.com

      Phil

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