How to Install the Pro Theme

How to Install the Pro Theme

September 27, 2017


Following your purchase you will receive an email from Smartcat containing your licence number, a link to generate your invoice, and a link to download your compressed (.zip) theme files.

Once you’ve downloaded the theme files, there are two ways to install them on your WordPress site:

Option 1: Upload to WordPress

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click Add New
  3. Click Upload Theme
  4. Click Choose File and select the compressed (.zip) theme file you just downloaded from your computer.
  5. Click Install Now.
  6. Click Activate to set the active theme.

NOTE – Some Mac computers automatically decompress .zip files on download.
If you’re on a Mac and can’t find your .zip file, double check your download settings.

Option 2: Install through the Root Folder

  1. Decompress the theme (.zip) file that has just downloaded to your machine by double-clicking.
  2. In your the root folder of your WordPress install, navigate to wp-content > Themes.
  3. Copy and paste the file into Themes.
  4. Reload your WordPress dashboard, and click Themes. You should now see your new theme included.
  5. Click Activate to set the active theme.

Activating Your Pro Licence

After activating the Pro theme on your site, you still need to activate your licence to gain access to the Pro featurs. Click on Appearance > [Theme] Licence.

Copy and paste your licence key into the blank field, click Save, then Activate Licence.

Trying to activate your Pro licence on a second WordPress site without first deactivating it from the first site will not work. To deactivate your licence, delete it from the field on the Licence page and click save.

Deleting your WordPress install without first deactivating your Pro licence theme will not result deactivate the licence. Rather it may make it impossible for you deactivate the licence, or reactivate it on a new site, thus rendering your licence useless.

It is the user’s responsibility to deactivate the Athena Pro Licence when moving the theme between sites. Smartcat can recover a licence that has been lost in this way for a $15 fee through our Support Plus program. Email if you need to purchase a licence reactivation.

One-Click Set Up – Importing Settings from Free To Pro

If you started with the free version of your theme, you may want to import those settings. You can do so from the same Licence Page.

Your settings will be replicated in Pro. Please note that the import will override any changes you may have made in Pro version thus far.