Thank you purchasing the WordPress Academic Writing Template Kit. As Essay WP Themes, we specialize in Premium Niche WordPress Templates for Academic Writing. We are passionate about good design and strive for perfection in our work.
If you are new to WordPress and this is your first site using this platform, it is a good idea to learn WordPress and Elementor before working with the templates. If you are new to WordPress, the professional video tutorials for beginners below will help you familiarize with WordPress quickly.
Video Tutorials for Beginners (Please use the password VamTam to access the videos).
Installation and Updates
All our Template Kits are based on Elementor and have been tested on all major browsers and the latest version of WordPress. We have reviewed the setup process multiple times and provided the best possible instructions.
Requirements and Environment Settings
Since we will be importing some templates, here is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with:
- Minimum PHP requirements to run WordPress. Most web hosting companies will have this ready for you so all you need really is a standard PHP web hosting.
- Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
- Always make sure you are running the latest version of WordPress
- You can download the newest release of WordPress from the official WordPress website
- Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database
Step 1 – Downloading your Kit
Download the .zip file from your account dashboard under “Downloads”. The zip will usually contain 4 files (templates.zip, pages.xml, addtional css.txt, and installation.docx) and 2 folders (Website Images and Screenshots). If the download fails, you can request for a fresh copy to be sent to you via Live Chat.
Step 2 – Installing Required Items
- First, we need to install the base theme. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes and click on “Add New”. Use the search box to find “Hello Elementor” theme. Install and Activate (You can use any theme, but we recommend something plain and clean to avoid compatibility issues)
- Next, go to Plugins > Add New. Search for “Elementor” plugin. Install and Activate
- Visit https://proelements.org/ in a new tab and download ProElements plugin. Go back to Plugins > Add New and click “Upload” at the top. Select the file you just downloaded. Install and Activate. If you have and Elementor Pro license, you can use this in this step instead.
Step 3 – Setting Up
- Go to Appearance > Customize and under “Site Identity”, upload you logo and favicon
- Back to the WordPress dashboard, go to Templates > Import and import the templates.zip file (You will need to accept the SVG modal that pops up ). After the import is done, you should see a list of all templates contained within the theme
- From the template list, you should see all the pages included in the kit. Head over to Pages > Add New and add each page separately. Be sure to change the page template from “Default “to “Elementor Fullwidth” before publishing
- Under Settings > Reading, select “Static Page” radio button, choose your Home page and hit save
- Finally, go to Appearance > Menus and create a menu with all the pages you created. Now we are ready to start editing!
Step 4 – Going Live
- Back to the list of Templates we imported earlier, hover over the Header template and click on “Edit with Elementor”. Use the editor pane on the left to customize to your taste. Hit the green “Publish” button and under Display Conditions, select “Entire Site”. Do the same for Footer and Single Post templates (Note: the display condition for the single post template is Singular > Posts)
- Go back to the WordPress dashboard > Pages, hover over each page and click on “Edit with Elementor”. On the blank Elementor visual editor, click on the grey folder icon and select the “My Templates” tab. Insert the respective template for the page you are editing. Repeat this step on all pages so that each page adopts the design from its respective template. Don’t forget to “Update” the page after inserting the templates.
And Voila! You are all done. You can now visit your frontend to see everything in action.
If you need help with installation, you can request for help via Live Chat or Email. We’ll need your WordPress logins to be able to do the installation for you. You can change them later!
NB: The calculator plugin is part of the Ordering Script. You will need to buy the script to get the calculator to work. Installation and configuration for this will be done for you for free once you purchase the Script.