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2.2 Installing the Adios Portfolio Theme

Let's start our portfolio side by first downloading and installing the Adios theme. Now the theme is available on Envato Elements. So once you log in and you search for Adios, you're gonna find this page. And from here you simply click on download and you choose whether or not you'll use it for project or trial. It doesn't really matter. If you're using for a real project, then go ahead and type that project name because you are going to get a dedicated license for that specific project. So once you download it, you are gonna have an archive, something like this and I'm gonna extract it. Let's have a look at what's inside. So first you have some demo content. We're gonna have a look at this a bit later. Then you have the documentation in the form of an HTML file. Really handy if you don't know how to get started. Then you have some licensing information, plugins, and then this is what we're mostly interested in, this is the actual theme that you see right here. So to install it, really, really simple, we're gonna heard back to our WordPress Dashboard right here. We're gonna go to Appearance > Themes. We're gonna hit Add New and we're gonna click upload theme. Now you can either choose the file from your hard drive or you can simply drag and drop. And once that's loaded, you hit install now, and as you can see, the theme has been installed successfully. Now, a couple of options, we can either use a live preview, or we can activate it. So let's go ahead and activate it, because that's the theme that we want to use. And right now we can see that the Adios theme is active, but there are a couple of extra plugins that the theme requires, and some additional ones that the theme recommends. So let's go ahead and install those plugins. We're gonna hit this link, And then you can see all the plugins that we need to install. Simply select all of them, select install and then apply. This is gonna take a little bit because there are seven plugins the theme needs to install. All right, all the plugins have now been installed. So we're gonna go back here, and we can see the plugins are installed in fact but we also need to activate them. So we're gonna select all of them again and hit activate, apply, and this will activate all seven plugins. Now after activating those plugins, you're gonna see a couple of more options here in the main side bar. So this is before, and if I do a refresh, you're gonna see the extra options we have. Pages, four, social sites, team, portfolio, contact, testimonials. These weren't here before, they were added by the theme. We also have access to WooCommerce although we're not gonna be using it in this tutorial. And we also have access to the WPBakery Page Builder. This is the former Visual Composer. If you're familiar with it, it's basically a visual interface that allows us to build WordPress pages much faster and much easier. So we have successfully installed the Adios theme, and all it's plugins. Now if we're gonna do a refresh, on our homepage here, and we're gonna see it changing from the default WordPress theme to Adios. Now currently it displays the blog page, but we don't want that. We want to customize it. And we also want to add our own content. Now for customizing and adding our own content we have two options basically. One, start from scratch, or two load the demo content, and the demo content is the stuff that you see on the official theme demo, right here. So because I saw a lot of pages and a lot of elements that are suited, or are suitable for what I need from this portfolio, I'm going to load the demo content because that is much, much faster than creating our content from scratch. And then we're gonna take that demo content and adjust it, customize it and change it to our liking. So in the next lesson we're going to learn how to load that demo content, see you there.

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