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Motors – Car Dealership Business Wordpress Theme. A short guide and general information to help you get to know your new theme.

Installation

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information regarding the installing of the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress.

When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:

  • FTP Upload - Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
  • WordPress Upload - Navigate to Appearance -> Add New Themes -> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Some web servers have a limitation for the maximum allowed size of files being uploaded to them and that value may be exceeded by the theme file. If that is the case you can receive an error that states: The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini or Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again. If you get any of these errors please increase the values of php_memory_limitupload_max_filesize, and post_max_size directives in your php.ini file to 32M or follow the Installation via FTP section described above.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate your chosen theme.

The theme includes several required and recommended plugins:

  1. WPBakery Visual Composer
  2. Woocommerce
  3. STM Post Type
  4. Breadcrumb NavX
  5. Revolution Slider
  6. Contact Form 7
  7. MailChimp for WordPress Lite
  8. Instagram Feed
  9. Motors - Classified Listings
  10. Custom Icons by Stylemixthemes
  11. STM Importer
  12. Bookly Lite

Additional plugins:

  1. Subscriptio - WooCommerce Subscriptions (only for Classified layout)
  2. STM Import Makes & Models
  3. STM WP All Import Addon

All the plugins which are not free come under our Extended License, so you don’t need to pay for their license to use them. Some of them might have messages requiring activation, but they are already activated on our side. No purchase code needed. When using them under our license you will need to wait for the plugin updates in our regular theme updates. If you want to be able to auto update them from wp-admin, you will need to buy your own personal license for that.

Also, you can update included plugins via upgrading the theme. We include latest versions of plugins in every update of the theme.

Here you can see the video tutorial for Installation the theme:

Installation fails?

PHP Configurations

If the installation stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes, or if WordPress gives you an error message, you are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  • max_execution_time 600
  • memory_limit 256M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-php-info. And you can also check your PHP error logs to see the exact error being returned.

Besides this, you can upload the theme using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.

Viewing System Status

You can also view some of your WordPress system settings by going to the Motors Theme System Status page. (Click on Motors > System Status in the WordPress menu.) This page will provide information about your WordPress environment and your server environment.

Any items that require your attention will be highlighted in yellow.

Theme Activation

After completing the installation of the theme, you need to activate your product under Dashboard -> Motors following these instructions:

  1. Click on this Generate A Personal Token link. IMPORTANT: You must be logged into the same Themeforest account that purchased this theme. If you are logged in already, look in the top menu bar to ensure it is the right account. If you are not logged in, you will be directed to log in then directed back to the Create A Token Page.
  2. Enter a name for your token, then check the boxes for View Your Envato Account Username, Download Your Purchased Items, Verify Purchases You've Made and List Purchases You've Made from the permissions needed section. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions, then click the Create Token button.
  3. A new page will load with a token number in a box. Copy the token number then come back to this registration page and paste it into the field below and click the Submit button.
  4. You will see a green check mark for success, or a failure message if something went wrong. If it failed, please make sure you followed the steps above correctly.


Paste the token in the provided box and click on the Submit button.

If activation is successful, you will see a green checkmark.

You can follow this manual if activation fails.

Importing the demo content 

After completing installation of the theme, you need to activate your product under Motors -> Product registration following these instructions:  

  1. Click on this Generate A Personal Token link. IMPORTANT: You must be logged into the same Themeforest account that purchased Motors. If you are logged in already, look in the top menu bar to ensure it is the right account. If you are not logged in, you will be directed to login then directed back to the Create A Token Page. 
  2. Enter a name for your token, then check the boxes for View Your Envato Account Username, Download Your Purchased Items, Verify Purchases You've Made and List Purchases You've Made from the permissions needed section. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions, then click the Create Token button. 
  3. A new page will load with a token number in a box. Copy the token number then come back to this registration page and paste it into the field below and click the Submit button. 
  4. You will see a green check mark for success, or a failure message if something went wrong. If it failed, please make sure you followed the steps above correctly. 

After this you can choose and install the demo content under Motors -> Demo Import:

 You can use the demo content as a starting point for your website and modify the content to suit your needs. In that case, select the demo layout that is most appropriate for your website.

Each demo layout requires a number of plugins to function properly. Fortunately, StyleMix Themes has made it easy for you to install the plugins and they will be installed automatically during demo setup proceed. In order to start the import proceed, click on the Setup layout button.

Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take some time to install all the plugins and import the demo content.

If the import fails or stalls, please try to reload the page and click on Setup layout button once again or see the previous section: What to do if the theme installation fails.

All the plugins which are not free come under our EXTENDED License, so you don’t need to pay for their license to use them. Some of them might have messages requiring activation, but they are already activated on our side. No purchase code needed. When using them under our license you will need to wait for the plugin updates in our regular theme updates. If you want to be able to auto update them from wp-admin, you will need to buy your own personal license for that. However, we always include the latest versions of the plugins in every update of the theme.

Setup Layout feature installs all required plugins, imports the chosen demo layout and widgets. After finishing the proceed you can visit your site front page in order to see all ready features.

If you want to start from scratch after viewing the demo content, you can remove the demo content using the Reset WP plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/reset-wp/). This plugin resets the WordPress database back to its defaults. It will delete all customizations and content, but it does not modify files; it only resets the database. Please see the above link for more details.

What if the Import fails or stalls?

If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  • max_execution_time 600
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-php-info. And you can also check your PHP error logs to see the exact error being returned. 

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