1.3 Theme Installation

You can install your new theme in the following ways:

  1. From the admin dashboard, using the WordPress theme installer (easiest method).
  2. or manually via FTP

Please make sure that you start from a fresh WordPress installation, without any content or plugin(s). Once the theme is installed, you can import your content from other sources.


This theme provides a child theme, making it easier to update your site with new theme versions without losing any customizations or settings. The following instructions will teach you how to correctly install and activate the theme using the child theme, which will make your life much easier down the line:

Automatic theme installation from the WordPress Admin

  1. Login to your WordPress admin panel this will usually be your wordpress site/domain name followed by   /wp-admin
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes
  3. Click Install Themes and then Upload
  4. Click on the “Browse” button and select the zipped folder of the theme from your computer.
  5. Upload the theme called vlogger.zip but DO NOT ACTIVATE IT
  6. Once done click on “Return to themes”
  7. Also upload the theme vlogger-child.zip, and ACTIVATE vlogger-child.zip
  8. Make sure that you are uploading the theme zip file and not the product zip file.
  9. Install the required plugins (next manual chapter https://themes2go.xyz/manuals/vlogger/knowledge-base/required-plugins-installation/)


  • Error: The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet
    If you see this error, it means that you are trying to upload the entire product package instead of the correct theme zip file. Please unzip the product folder in your computer and upload only the theme zip file and the child theme’s zip file.
  • “Are You Sure You Want To Do This?”
    This means that your server configuration doesn’t allow the upload of the file due to its size. We can work around this by uploading the theme via FTP. In alternative, try the following solutions:

Memory limit fix (Are You Sure You Want To Do This fix)

VERY IMPORTANT: depending on your server configuration, only one of the following methods works. If you are not expert on these things, ask to your server provider to increase the upload and execution limit of your server.

  1. HTACCESS method: add this in the .htaccess file of your server
    php_value memory_limit 128M
    php_value post_max_size 128M
    php_value upload_max_filesize 128M
    php_value max_execution_time 1800
  2. Wp-config.php method: If you get problems related to memory whilst importing the demo content, edit your wp-config.php in the root of your WordPress website, by adding these lines of code:
    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');
    define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );
  3. php.ini method: create a text file, call it php.ini and put this text in it:
    upload_max_filesize = 64M
    post_max_size = 64M
    Then upload this php.ini in the WordPress root folder.

If you still have trouble, please refer to the official guide here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Common_WordPress_Errors#Maximum_execution_time_exceeded

Manual theme installation (FTP installation)

  1. Download the zipped theme folder and extract it on your local PC.
  2. Make sure you unzip the correct theme folders (vlogger.zip and vlogger-child.zip), the one that contains the style.css and index.php files. Make sure that you are not uploading the “product” folder. If the folder that you are going to upload contains some zipped files, it is not the correct one.
  3. Connect to your hosting provider using an FTP client (e.g. Filezilla is one of the best free FTP clients, you can get it here)
  4. Navigate to your WordPress installation folder (usually is not the root folder but it should be public_html, www or something else, depending on your hosting provider settings).To be sure that you are in the WordPress folder, you should see the following three folders inside:
    – wp-content
    – wp-admin
    – wp-includes
  5. Navigate to wp-content/themes
  6. Upload the two theme folders you already unzipped (see step 2. above): lifecoach and lifecoach-child to the wp-content/themes folder.
  7. On your browser navigate to the admin dashboard of your wordpress site (usually yoursite.com/wp-admin)
  8. Go to Appearance-> themes and activate: Vlogger Child
  9. Install the required plugins (next manual chapter https://themes2go.xyz/manuals/vlogger/knowledge-base/required-plugins-installation/)

Please follow the next manual chapter to install the required plugins and demo contents.

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