What is Express Wordpress Installation
Express WordPress Installation is a service offered by Envato Studio to help ThemeForest buyers get their WordPress themes installed quickly and easily.
Anyone who has purchased a WordPress theme from ThemeForest will see an "Install theme" button on their Downloads page. Clicking this button will ask them for their web hosting details and connect them with an Envato Studio service provider who will install their theme within 24 hours.
What do I get when I order the Express Wordpress Installation service?
This service includes:
- Installation of the latest compatible version of WordPress (if required) on your server
- Installation of your purchased WordPress theme
- Import of any demo content included with the theme (click here for more information)
- Your website's name and logo (if supplied) added to the site
There are also a few optional extras you can choose when you're placing your order - for more details are below.
Our Express WordPress Installation service is the first step in getting your new site ready for launch. If you need additional services to set up your site, from adding content to customizing your new theme, talk to your freelancer about the services they offer, or check out our WordPress Customization category!
What do the additional set up options (SEO, Security and Performance) offer?
While WordPress is a fairly robust platform, like anything online it is best to be safe, rather than sorry. So, we are offering to install the most popular and useful plugins to ensure your new website is findable, secure and fast!
SEO Plugin includes:
- Installation and activation of an industry standard plugin such as SEO by Yoast.
- Integration with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools (where applicable) if information supplied.
- Enabling of site map generation.
Security Plugin includes:
- Installation and activation of an industry standard plugin such as iThemes Security
- Enabling of automatic database backups
- Enabling of login protection
Performance Plugin includes:
- Installation and activation of an industry standard plugin like W3 Total Cache
Please note that some hosting providers (particularly those who offer WordPress-specific hosting plans) do not allow some of these plugins to be installed, as they may already handle concerns like caching or security at a server level. You should check to see if your hosting provider has a WordPress plugin blacklist before placing your order.
What don't I get when I order the Express WordPress Installation service?
This service doesn't cover:
Domain name/web hosting purchase or setup.
You’ll need to have your own web hosting already set up, and have your server details ready to supply to your expert so that they can get started.
If you need help finding a web host, we have some recommendations here.
This purchase doesn’t cover any further customization to your site’s design or functionality, beyond adding your website’s name/logo and the theme’s demo content.
If you need some further customization done, then your expert can help you with this for an additional fee.
Uploading additional site content.
Your expert will upload any demo content that is included with your theme (see here for more information on this), but this doesn’t include any additional content (e.g. your own content from another website). If you need to migrate some content across from another website, then your expert can help you with this for an additional fee.
What content will be installed on my website?
Your expert will install any demo content that is included with your theme. However, this doesn’t guarantee that your website will look exactly like the theme’s Live Preview.
Some themes come with the demo content shown in the theme’s Live Preview. Other themes come with different demo content altogether, and some themes do not come with any demo content at all.
This service doesn’t cover the migration of any of your existing content into your new website.
I've had my theme installed, but how do I get my theme further customized?
Envato Studio has a dedicated WordPress Customization category, where providers offer additional customization services.
You can also request additional work from your installation expert by proposing a custom job once your job has started.
What if I don't have web hosting for my site?
A range of WordPress-ready hosting options are available on Envato Market’s Get Hosting page.
I already have Wordpress site up and running, can I use the Express Wordpress Installation service to have a new theme installed on my existing website?
No - if you already have an WordPress website which has content that you want to keep, then our Express WordPress Installation service is probably not right for you.
This service is designed for setting up brand new websites and getting them ready for you to start adding content. Modifying existing content to make sure that it works with a new theme is beyond the scope of this service.
Don't worry though - if you need help setting up a new theme on your existing website, you'll find a talented service provider in our WordPress Customization category who can help you.
Please note that if you do decide to order the Express WordPress Installation service to be carried out on your existing site, your existing content may be lost or reformatted. Make sure to back up all of your content first if you do decide to do this.
Does this service include the set up of Google Maps?
On June 22, 2016 Google updated Google Maps and how they work on external sites, including within WordPress themes. As part of this change, any instances of Google Maps after this date require a unique API key to work correctly. You can read more about this change here.
Envato Studio’s Express WordPress Installation service does not include the setup of Google Maps, however your service provider may be able to assist with this for an additional fee.
For information on connecting your theme with Google Maps, we recommend contacting your theme’s author via their dedicated support page on ThemeForest.
I have a site hosted on Wordpress.com can I get a ThemeForest theme installed?
Since WordPress.com does not support the installation of external themes when on a basic plan, WordPress.com users are unable to install themes via this service unless they are on a WordPress.com Business plan. More information on the difference between WordPress.com, WordPress.com Business and self-hosting can be found here:
If you still would like your purchased theme installed, you will need to either upgrade to a plan that supports third-party themes or purchase separate hosting so that your assigned provider can install the WordPress CMS and your theme. You can see a number of recommended hosts here: http://themeforest.net/get_hosting
Purchasing external hosting will still allow you to keep your chosen URL.