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ThemeSnap Drupal 7.x Theme Setup Guide

Jason S
posted this on December 09, 2011 14:16

NOTICE: We do not support localhost (MAMP/WAMP) installations or installations to Aegir, Pantheon, etc. Please read our Terms of Service page for the types of installations we do support: http://www.themesnap.com/terms-of-service.html

Below are the steps needed to setup any of our Drupal 7.x themes with the installation profile. This setup guide also applies to ThemeSnap.com Drupal 6.x version themes:

1. Setting up a MySQL Database (watch video below)

 

2. Run the installation profile!

Manual Setup Instructions:

Assumptions

  1. You have Drupal friendly hosting: www.drupal.org/requirements
  2. You know how to create a MySQL database and how to use FTP
  3. You have purchased copy and have downloaded this theme package with installation profile.
  4. You can have clean URLs enabled by using mod_rewrite (please see: http://drupal.org/node/15365)

Theme Setup Instructions

1) Unzip the Drupal theme package (.tgz format) and upload all of the extracted files to your server via FTP software such as Filezilla, etc. The extracted package already comes with the latest Drupal core and all of the required modules that are used within this theme as you see in our demo. If you want to install this theme in your root directory (often called the "/public_html/" directory), simply place all of the extracted files and folders within this directory. Or, place all files in a sub-directory if you want the theme installed in a sub-directory of your website, such as: sitename.com/staging.

2) Create a MySQL database while your files are uploading. Make a note of the complete database name (don't forget the prefix if your hosting provider appends prefixes, such as "hostprefix_databasename"), hostprefix_username, and also make note of the database password as you'll need these 3 things during the first few steps of your theme installation.

3) Once all of the files are finished uploading, browse to the website address where you've uploaded the theme files. This URL location will look like: sitename.com --or-- sitename.com/staging (if you've chosen to install this theme in a sub-directory). Next, select the [theme name] Easy Installer option for the theme.

4) Follow the steps on the next few pages which simply ask for your MySQL database name, username, and password to connect the theme to your database. Then the rest of the pages are simply filling out your site name and other site details.

Additional Resources for Installation Profile Installations

Our good friend and author on ThemeSnap.com, DoubleMThemes, has put together easy installation guides for his products at http://www.doublemthemes.com. These guides also are exactly the same steps to install each of our Drupal themes with installation profiles. You can view several of his guides below, for example:

Again, these installation guides will be the same for all of our themes with installation profiles, which are all of our Drupal themes.

 

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Jason S
ThemeSnap.com

Hi,

Note for some buyers -- You can attempt to migrate a theme into an existing website. Example guide: http://support.themesnap.com/entries/20658617-installing-a-drupal-t...

But each case and Drupal website is different. So migrating from an existing site is something we don't support just yet.

Thanks

May 30, 2012 19:56
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Jason S
ThemeSnap.com

Note #2: All of our themes come with installation profiles that will only set up the themes we sell on a new MySQL database and new Drupal website (unless you choose to migrate into an existing website which we do not support). 

All of our theme pages have this text on the page:

"This theme comes with an installation profile which installs the theme using the MySQL database information that you see in our [theme name] theme demo. This means the theme needs to be installed on a new database and as a fresh Drupal installation unless you want to attempt to migrate the theme into your existing website (not supported by ThemeSnap.com). Read the easy setup instructions for the ThemeNews theme using the included profile installer. Also, please read our Terms of Service agreement before purchasing this product. It's understood that you are agreeing to these terms if you choose to purchase and use this theme."

 

Thanks

June 21, 2012 09:57
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