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How to install the Enfold theme with a child theme

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Enfold Theme from Kriesi

The Enfold Theme from Kriesi is one of my favorite themes on Theme Forest.  I have used it to build several websites and I’m sure that I will use it to build many more in the future.  I rarely have issues with it, and when I do, the support (via the comments on Theme Forest) has been quick and excellent.  This theme is regularly updated with new features and he is quick to fix little bugs that are bound to pop up.  If you are attempting to build your website yourself – I highly recommend that you use this theme.  I hope that the tutorial I have put together will help make this easy for you.

If any of this is overwhelming to you – I will install and setup the Enfold theme with a child theme for a flat rate of $149.

After installing the Enfold Theme – Make sure you download and install the Enfold Child Theme (scroll down and select the “bit.ly” link to automatically download the child theme files) as well.  Even if you think “there’s no way I’ll ever touch the code of the website”, you should still work from within a child theme.  The day may come where either you, or someone you hire, will want to modify the code of the website (or just add styles that aren’t available).  When that day comes, no changes will be needed at that time – which will ultimately save you money.  If that day never comes, the child theme functions just like the main theme – so you haven’t lost anything.

Intro Video (sites I built with Enfold and how to download Microsoft Expression Web 4)

Install Enfold Theme with a child theme (tutorial)

This is a tutorial for how to install the Enfold theme with the Enfold Child theme.  The steps are outlined below – along with videos where I show you how to perform the tasks.

Pre-requisites: 

  • WordPress installed on server
  • Microsoft Expression Web 4 downloaded and installed on your computer (only if you plan on making changes to the code / style sheets)
  • A minimum understanding of website hosting and how to FTP files

Step 1:

Video showing you how to download and install the parent theme.

In this video I covered how to:

  • Download the Enfold theme and extract it
  • Download the Enfold child theme and extract it
  • Use the WordPress Installer to install the theme

Setp 2:

 

In this video I covered how to:

  • Upload the child theme via FTP
  • How to activate the enfold child theme
  • The basics of why we use a child theme
  • Basic wordpress settings and minimum recommend plugins.

After the install:

  • Delete the 2015 theme
  • Change permalinks to “post name”
  • Install plugins (Yoast SEO, Contact Form 7, Really Simple Captcha
  • Setup Raven Tools (not free) for reporting (and to help you with your SEO efforts)

I hope you found this tutorial useful.  If you need any help with wordpress, don’t hesitate to reach out.  My prices are very reasonable.

 

 

About the Author

Chad Musgrove is the owner, janitor, receptionist, book keeper, website developer and internet marketer of Pro AD Insight. PAI is a website design and internet marketing company specializing in providing the small business owner with amazing websites and top notch pay per click advertising at incredibly low prices. Contact Chad today to learn how he can help you with your website.

One Comment

  1. thanks Chad
    very useful tutorial

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