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Before installing The Fox theme, you must install WordPress. If you have already a WordPress installation and ready to run a theme, please skip this step.
Here’s a detail guide about installing WordPress
If you want to use Fox with wordpress.com, please note that you need to subscribe a business plan. Please see this pricing page for details.
Please visit your download page on ThemeForest, find Fox theme and download it.
If you choose “All files & documentation“, then you’ll get a zip file containing the theme file and few extra files. Please unzip it until you get
fox.zip, that’s the actual theme file to install.
If you choose “Installable WordPress file only“, then you can install the zip file right away, no further step.
Go to Your Site Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Click Add New > Upload Theme then choose to upload fox.zip file
Click to “Install Now”, wait for it to be uploaded completely. Then click to “Activate”.
Your theme now has been installed. You’ll see a “Fox Magazine” on the left menu. Click there, you’ll see a welcome screen with useful information to get started.
If you don’t see such a screen but you see something like “stylesheet is missing“, please read how to fix stylesheet is missing.
You’ve done installation and can use The Fox immediately. However, Fox comes with few plugins we highly recommend you to install so that Fox can express truly its power.
Please go to
Dashboard > Fox Magazine > Install Plugins to see all recommended plugins and start installing them. Here’s the list of plugins:
Please go to
Dashboard > Fox Magazine > Import Demo to select your preferred style.
Before you import
Process the import
Hit the button “Import Demo” and wait. It takes about 5 – 15 minutes to import full demo because it’s the time to download images from our server to your site.
Depending on the demo, you may need to do a further step: importing the Elementor settings. If you’re importing an Elementor demo and after importing the demo, your site looks only 90% like the demo site, It’s because you haven’t imported the Elementor settings yet.
If you don’t want to import full content, but only the demo style, please follow those steps:
1/ Identify which demo style you want to import, for instance Science, then visit following URL to download it: https://docs.withemes.com/foxdata/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/science.dat
In case you want to import Mazed, not Science, please replace science by mazed in the above URL.
2/ In the importing screen, please click “Switch to Manual Import“
3/ Click to Import Customizer, upload your file you have just downloaded and process to import it. That’s the actual demo style, and you have demo style only instead of redundant content.
After finishing importing process, you can start using your site, delete demo posts you don’t like and customize it as you want.
To customize your site, please go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize you’ll see a lot of settings there.
If you don’t see a green success message:
Please read this article.
Below demos are just examples. More to come in the future and you can mix their features. If you see one feature in a demo, you can use it in any other demos. All demos are included in the download package and ready to import in 5 minutes.