Theme Installation

Installing the theme

Assuming that WordPress website is already set (for setting up WordPress blog refer to WordPress set up documentation at http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress#Installation), the next step is to install the theme. There are 2 main ways to upload the theme:

Option 1: Via FTP client

Use an FTP client such as FileZilla, FireFTP or Cyberduck (if you are a Mac user) to connect to your hosting account. Navigate to where WordPress is installed and locate the /wp-content/themes/ directory.

Find the zip file called "gardenvalley.zip" in downloaded file, unzip it and upload the folder to the folder /wp-content/themes/.

Note: Please make sure that the main files of the theme are contained within just one folder.
Thus, the right way to locate your theme files is for example /wp-content/themes/gardenvalley/ but not /wp-content/themes/gardenvalley/gardenvalley/.

After all file uploaded, just go to Admin > Appearance and activate GardenValley theme.


Option 2: Through the native WordPress theme uploader (not recommended due to big size of theme)

Select Theme Option
Select Appearance > Themes
First you need to unzip the download file and find the zip file called gardenvalley.zip. After this you have to go in the admin panel > Appearance > Themes (see the image on the right), click on the Install Themes tab and in this section in the top left corner click on the link Upload. After that, a new form will appear to upload the theme. Select gardenvalley.zip file from your local file system and submit the form.

Plugin Installation

Installing required plugins

After theme activation, you will get message to install some required plugin like this:



Now click on "Begin installing plugins" link and you will be redirected to "Install Required Plugins" page.



Note: Please make sure you install the ThemeTechMount Extras for GardenValley Theme plugin as this plugin is required to make our theme fully working.


Click on "Install" link below each plugin name to install plugins. Also make sure you activate all plugins. Here are details of each plugin:

  1. Breadcrumb NavXT: This plugin generates locational breadcrumb trails for your WordPress powered blog or website. These breadcrumb trails are highly customizable to suit the needs of just about any website running WordPress.
  2. CF Post Formats: This will show you post format as tab view when creating new post for blog. This will help you to add different Post Format based posts.
  3. Codestar Framework: This is required plugin for this GardenValley theme. The Theme Option section of theme is built on core of Codestar Framework, so please install this plugin to enable Theme Options section of theme. Also all Metaboxes (for Page, Posts etc) are built on core functionality of this Codestar Framework, so please install this plugin so that all Meta boxes work fine on your site.
  4. Contact Form 7: This plugin generates different contact forms easily.
  5. ThemetechMount GardenValley Demo Content Setup: This is required plugin for this GardenValley theme. The One Click Demo Content setup process is handled by this plugin. If this plugin is not Installed / Activted on your site the One Click Demo Content setup process will not work on your site.
  6. Latest Tweets Widget: This plugin will connect to your Twitter account and show latest Tweets on your site as Widgets. The ThemetechMount Twitter Box element in Visual Composer will use configurations made to this plugin and show Tweets on your site. Once the plugin is activated on your site you need to bind it to your Twitter Account, please read more at this link.
  7. Revolution Slider: You can create attractive slider using this plugin. Help document for this plugin given inside the GardenValley theme package.
  8. ThemeTechMount Extras for GardenValley Theme: This is required plugin for this GardenValley theme. This plugin contains Custom Post Types and Shortcodes so it will be available if you switch the theme.
  9. WPBakery Visual Composer: This will add drag-n-drop interface to create pages. Help document for this plugin given inside the GardenValley theme package.
  10. Max Mega Menu: This will add mega menu features so you can easily create menu menu from WordPress directly.
  11. Responsive Pricing Table: You can add Pricing tables using this plugin. We set unique interface for this plugin so it will look perfect with our theme.
  12. Enhanced Text Widget: An enhanced version of the default text widget where you may have Text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Shortcodes and/or PHP as content with linkable widget title.