Remy Documentation

Installing Remy

1. Download Wordpress

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Remy is a WordPress theme, so make sure you have already installed WordPress 4.2.2 or higher. If you haven’t yet, go to wordpress.org and you'll be able to download it free. Follow WordPress installation instructions.

2. Download Remy

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Download Remy from your YIThemes account, in "Downloads" page and save it in your desktop. This is how the file will look like.
download *Note – This IS NOT the file you have to upload to your WordPress installation. The file you need must be UNZIPPED before uploading.

3. Unzip the downloaded theme

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UNZIP the downloaded file. You can use a zip program or you can just CLICK TWICE on the folder icon to show contents in it. You'll find two zip files: "plugins" and "theme".
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Get the ZIP package of plugins from yithemes package, put it into your directory "plugins" of your WordPress installation of the theme. plugin zip

In yithemes package you'll find remy.zip THIS IS THE FOLDER YOU WILL UPLOAD to your WordPress Theme.
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Drag Remy folder and drop it onto your desktop. It should look like this:
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4. Upload Remy Theme

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UPLOAD Remy file. You can do this one in two different ways:

a. Via WordPress – Log into your WordPress site.
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When you get to your dashboard, scroll down the left sidebar to the Appearance and hover or click on Appearance. You will immediately see a drop-down list like the one in the image below:
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Click on “Themes” and then on “Add New”.
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Than click on “Upload Theme” and this is what you will see.
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Now you are ready to upload the Remy file that you unzipped before. Click on “Browse” and recover Remy file from your desktop.

Select Remy file, then click on “open”. The file name will appear in the browse box.
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Click on “install now” and wait for installation message. *Note: The installation will probably take a few minutes, so please be patient.

When the installation is finished, you should see this:
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Below the words “Theme installed successfully,” you will see an option that allows you to activate the theme immediately, by clicking on "Activate" button. Alternatively, you can navigate back to “Appearance” to activate Remy: click on “Themes”, and there you will see all your themes, including Remy.
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Click on Remy icon and then “Save and Activate”. You'll see a screen like the following:
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*Note - installation of recommended plugins is not necessary for the theme to work correctly.
Now you are ready to go to Step Two.

Before you move to Step 2, let’s take a detour. Maybe you prefer to upload your new Remy files via FTP instead of WordPress. What would you do? Follow these instructions:

b. Uploading Via Filezilla (SKIP THIS STEP if you have already successfully installed your Remy theme via WordPress) - Now you will learn how to upload your files using Filezilla client.
First of all, BACKUP YOUR FILES! This is always the safest thing to do.

Next, download and install Filezilla Client - http://filezilla-project.org/

Now OPEN FILEZILLA and you will see this screen:
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Enter your FTP Credentials, like in the image shown below:
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Now, click on “QUICKCONNECT” and Filezilla will load your website. This is how it will look like:
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Now, use the right side panel to navigate to your "themes" folder. In the example above, the theme folder is public_html/wp-content/themes/, however, not all web hosting have public_html, it might slightly different in your server.

After your themes/ folder has been opened, use the left side panel to navigate to the place where you have extracted the theme folder. In this example, the extracted theme folder is on the desktop.

Drag the extracted theme folder into your web hosting:
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**Note – you may be asked if you want to overwrite files and/or folder. Check the option "Always use this action" and click on "Ok.” Then, wait until all files are uploaded.

That's all there is to it!

c. Via IE (Internet Explorer) FTP: (SKIP THIS STEP if you have already successfully installed your Remy theme via WordPress)

If you prefer uploading your Remy files via Internet Explorer “ftp” you have to use a slightly different method.

First of all, open a browser and type your ftp address into the address bar (see image).
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You will see a popup like this, where you are required username and password to open your ftp files.
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Once entered correct username and password, your browser window will open to show your ftp root files (See below). Click on “Page” in the right side of the navigation bar. A dropdown menu will open, then click on “Open FTP Site”.
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ALMOST DONE! After clicking on “Open FTP Site,” you’ll see this popup for the second time.
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Enter your username and password again and you will get this screen:
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Scroll to the folder you will use for your Remy site. For example, if your site is called “My Theme,” scroll to that folder. Double-click on it to find three main folders inside: WP-Admin, WP-Content, and WP-Includes.

Double-click on WP-Content and find “Themes” inside. Double click on “Themes” to open it, then browse to Remy on your desktop.
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Now, WAIT! Since you’re uploading via FTP you won’t put the entire Remy folder into the root files. You must UNZIP IT.

Double-click on Remy and drag the Remy folder (see below) into YourThemeName > WP-Content > Themes folder in the FTP files.
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Once you finished copying the dragged files, CLOSE THE FTP ROOT FILES FOLDER AND THE PAGE FILES FOLDER OF YOUR FTP FILES, then go to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Themes, and you'l be able to see Remy among your available themes. Click on Remy, and then on “Save and Activate”.

4. How to install bundled plugins

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In order to install the bundled plugins, click on the link Begin installing plugins within the notifier located at the top of admin page.

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First, download and activate WooCommerce.

Then, if you want to install the Pre-Packaged plugins (like Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer, Visual Composer, ecc...), firstly you need to get the ZIP files you can find in the "plugins" folder inside the ThemeForest package and then put them in "theme -> plugins" folder of the Nielsen directory via ftp. After this action, you can install the plugins from the "Install" link, as we will explain in this page.

This theme recommends the following plugins: Revolution Slider WPBakery Visual Composer Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer, WooCommerce, YITH Infinite Scrolling, YITH Live Chat, YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter, YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, YITH WooCommerce Authorize.net Payment Gateway, YITH WooCommerce Catalog Mode, YITH WooCommerce Colors and Labels Variations, YITH WooCommerce Compare, YITH WooCommerce EU VAT, YITH WooCommerce Mailchimp, YITH WooCommerce Order Tracking, YITH WooCommerce Request a Quote, YITH WooCommerce Stripe, YITH WooCommerce Tab Manager, YITH WooCommerce Waiting List, YITH WooCommerce Wishlist, YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier, YITH Woocommerce Advanced Reviews, YITH Woocommerce Badge Management, YITH Woocommerce Cart Messages, YITH Woocommerce Quick View

Click on Install in the plugin row.

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Now, in order to use it, you have to activate the plugin. Go to Plugins and click on Activate.

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Repeat this step for each plugin you want to install.

That’s it! You have now completed Step One.

5. How to install external plugins

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The zip package of the theme you have downloaded from your YIThemes account includes a zip folder with the following plugins: WP Bakery Visual Composer, Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer and Revolution Slider. Installation of WP Bakery Visual Composer is required if you want to benefit from all features of the theme, while the others are recommended but not essential. Before installing external plugins, please, be sure you have decompressed the zip folder "plugins" you find in yithemes package.

External Plugins

To install external plugins, go to WordPress section Plugins, click on Add New and then on Upload.

Upload Plugin

Click on "Browse Plugins" and then upload the zip file of the plugin you want to install.

Choose plugin

6. Activate your license

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In order to work correctly, you need to follow the previous steps, but if you want to benefit from updates and support service for possible issues, you have to activate your license.

STEP 1 - LICENSE KEY

You can find your licence key in the order confirmation email or in "My account > My licenses" on yithemes.com

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STEP 2 - LICENSE ACTIVATION

Go to the theme and enter the email you used for the order and the license key into the section Theme/Plugin > License Activation

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STEP 3 - LICENSE ACTIVATED

Once the license is activated, click on the license key (into your Yithemes account) and you will get more information about the domain you have activated it for.

Step 3