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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/
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.
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
You can now activate Gutenberg.
Add your licence
Logon to your account at popcorntheme.com and add retrieve your licence key.
Add your key and your registered email address.
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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