Theme Installation

Installing the theme

Assuming that Wordpress website is already set (for setting up word press blog refer to word press set up documentation at, the next step is to install the theme. There are 2 main ways to upload the theme:

Option 1: Via "Envato Market" plugin (recommended)

Envato Market Plugin options
Envato Market Plugin
If you already have the "Envato Market Plugin" installed on your site then just go to Admin > Envato Market and install theme from there. If not, than download the plugin by clicking on this link and install the plugin on your site. After installation, you need to configure it. Just go to this link to know how to configure this plugin.

Than just go to Admin > Envato Market plugin menu and install the theme. The theme would be available to install so you can easily install it.

Option 2: 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 "" 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/howes/ but not /wp-content/themes/howes/howes/.

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

Option 3: 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 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 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.

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. Contact Form 7: This plugin generates different contact forms easily.
  4. Envato Market: The Envato Market plugin can install WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon by connecting with the Envato Market API using a secure OAuth personal token. Once your themes & plugins are installed WordPress will periodically check for updates, so keeping your items up to date is as simple as a few clicks.
  5. Revolution Slider: You can create attractive slider using this plugin. Help document for this plugin given inside the Howes theme package.
  6. WPBakery Visual Composer: This will add drag-n-drop interface to create pages. Help document for this plugin given inside the Howes theme package.
  7. Max Mega Menu: This will add mega menu features so you can easily create menu menu from WordPress directly.