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How to install the premium theme

Follow the instructions on how to install the premium version of your theme.

July 22, 2019

Instructions on how to install the premium version of Kaira WordPress themes… Explaining with the Overlay theme, but it is the same for all themes.

Once you’ve purchased the premium theme you will receive an email with a link to download the new premium theme as a zip file.

Please Note: Apple/Safari browser has a setting that auto unzips a zip file on download so you either need to turn this setting off or you can re-zip the files again after download.

There are 2 methods you can follow when installing the premium themes.

Using either of these methods you will not lose any settings as WordPress will save your theme settings to the theme name in the database, so when you delete the old free theme and then install the premium theme it will keep everything as it was… This is because the free and premium theme have the same name, and this is why you need to delete the free version first.

If you do not delete the free version or do not install the Easy Theme & Plugin Upgrades plugin then you will receive the following error:

1) Delete the free theme & then install the premium zip file.

The simplest way to install the premium theme is to first delete the old free theme from your WordPress Dashboard and then you will be able to install the new premium zip file as normal.

Install the zip file by going to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New – Upload Theme and simply upload the premium zip you purchased.

For our Overlay & Guten themes, after you have installed the premium theme, you will need to log into Your Account on our website and then get your license key for the theme to receive updates.

Enter your license key at Appearance -> About Overlay / Guten.


2) Install premium using the Easy Theme & Plugin Upgrades plugin.

If you don’t feel comfortable deleting the free theme, don’t worry, WordPress will remember the settings as they have been saved into the database… But if you’re still a it uneasy deleting it, then simply install the Easy Theme & Plugin Upgrades plugin.

This plugin will let you upload the premium zip file and it will override the free theme and copy all the premium files over to replace the free themne files.

There are no settings to configure for this plugin, simply install and activate it and then you can follow the instructions below:

Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New.

And then select Upload Theme to install the new theme from the zip file.

Select “Choose File” and navigate to where you downloaded the premium theme zip file you would have received after your purchase, and then click “Install Now“.

Once you’ve successfully upgraded to premium you can then delete the Easy Upgrades plugin.

As an extra safety procedure, the Easy Upgrades plugin will save a backup of your old theme to your media library.

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