Once you purchase REI Houselist, you will see this message pops up alerting you to check your email for the theme’s download links, license key, and installation instructions.
Make sure to also check your spam from email@example.com
If you can’t find the email, you can click the “Didn’t Get It – Resend email” and wait a few minutes to receive the email.
Downloading the Theme File
Under step 2 of the email, you will find the link to click in order to download the theme file.
Once the file has downloaded (it will be a compressed zip file), you will need to upload it to WordPress.
If you ever need to re-download your theme file you can always go to www.reiconversion.com
Select the My Account menu item.
Log in with your email you used to purchase REI Conversion and the temporary password which was presented to you via your purchase confirmation email.
Once you are inside of your REI Conversion account, you’ll find the available themes (and plugin) files to download.
Uploading and Activating the Theme
On your Dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes
Then click on Add New
You will be directed to a new page. Click Upload Theme
Then click Choose File and locate the file on your computer. Once it’s uploaded and ready for installation, you will see the file name appear. Click Install Now.
You will see the following dialogue screen. Once the upload is finished, the last line will read ‘Theme installed successfully’. You then need to click on Activate.
You will be directed to the below page and prompted to enter your license key. Your license key is on the email that had the download link for the theme. Copy and paste the license key, then click Agree & Activate License.
You have now installed REI Houselist onto your WordPress site!
Before you go any further, we recommend optimizing your properties page so that they only show a maximum amount of properties per page before creating a new one. This step is best being done now so that you don’t have to worry about it once you start uploading your properties.
In the WordPress dashboard, go to Settings > Reading
Scroll down to the subheading ‘Blog pages show at most’.
The default setting for this is 10. However, we recommend changing it so it is a multiple of three. This is because your properties will be listed in groups of three and it keeps everything on your site looking neat and tidy.
The ideal number for this would be either 9 or 12.
Click Save Changes to save the settings.