Upon downloading the package, you will have an Installable Theme File (.zip) inside the theme package. Follow the steps below to install theme


  1.  Go to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Themes
  2. Click Add new and hit upload button
  3. Select Theme Installable Theme File (.zip) file from your computer and click “Install Now” button
  4. Once finished uploading theme file. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.
  5. Then you will be redirected to theme admin panel page and next step you need to install Layer Slider plugin and  add your contents.

Common WordPress Installation Error: Are You Sure You Want To Do This?

Missing style sheet error when installing the theme A common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes is a “Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme. This error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken, it simply means it has been uploaded incorrectly. Luckily, there is a very easy fix.

Required Plugins

  • Grand News Theme Custom Post Type, Shortcode and Content Builder -Add custom post, shortcode and content builderfunctionalities.
  • Post Views Counter – helps provide post view counter and popular posts feature.
  • Posts Social Shares Count – helps provide post social sharing counter feature.
  • Zilla Likes – helps provide post like feature.
  • WP Review – helps provide post review feature.
  • oAuth Twitter Feed for Developers – Required for setting up Twitter API settings.
  • MailChimp for WordPress – Required for setting up subscription functionality using MailChimp account.
  • Facebook Widget – Add Facebook like widget functionality.

Plugin Installation

Here are steps to install required plugins

  1. Log into your WordPress Admin area.
  2. You will see notice message about required plugins. Click on “Begin installing plugins”
  3. Select plugins you want to install for example “Grand News Theme Custom Post Type, Shortcode and Content Builder” then install and activate selected plugins

Additional Plugins We use on demo site

  • EWWW Image Optimizer – helps optimise your images file size without reducing its quality.
  • Imsanity – helps optimise maximum uploaded images size.
  • Sharpen Resized Image – helps sharpen your image quality without increasing file size.
  • WP Super Cache – add caching to your WordPress for better loading speed.