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WordPress Installation

5 min Quick Start – WordPress installation and theme activation

Written by Michał Krawczyk ,

I. WordPress Installation

  1. Go to http://www.wordpress.org and download the latest version. You'll get the .zip file. Therefore, you need to extract it.
  2. Using FTP client like FileZilla, connect to your FTP server specifying the host, username, and password (you should receive that information from your hosting provider).
  3. Once connected, copy all of the extracted WordPress files and paste them into your main server folder.
  4. Now, navigate to wp-content/themes and paste extracted MDW theme folder there. After this procedure, you can close FileZilla
  5. Installation folder
  6. Now open your website (http://mydomain.com/ where mydomain.com is your website address), you should see installation screen.
  7. WordPress installation - WP destination folder
  8. Press Let’s go! button, and fill the form on next screen with database credentials - you should receive them from your hosting provider or create yourself using your hosting panel administrator - that depends on the company providing you a hosting for your website.
  9. Fill the form with data which we submitted before:

    Database Name  database_name
    User Name  database_username
    Password  database_passsword
    Database host:  database_host
    Table Prefix:   wp_

  10. WordPress installation - database credentiials form
  11. Then click Submit.
  12. In next step, you have to specify your WordPress site name, username, and password of the administrator. Fill them and finish the installation process. Once you do that, your website should be available at http://mydomain.com/ and admin panel: http://mydomain.com/wp-admin/

II. MDW Theme installation and activation

  1. Your theme is installed, but not yet activated. In your dashboard go to the Appearance and then Themes.
  2. Hover the mouse over the MDW Theme. The activation button will appear immediately. Click onActivate
  3. Now MDW Theme is activated and ready to use. You should receive the following info from the WP: "New theme activated."

Doesn't work?

If something went wrong and you don't have MDW Theme in the Themes section, don't worry. The following method will help you set the theme manually:

  1. Like in a first method, go to the Appearances and then click on Themes.
  2. Now click Add new button next to Themes heading on the top of the website.
  3. Almost in the same place as earlier Upload Theme button will appear, so click it.
  4. Click Choose file button and find the MDW Theme .zip file, then:
        click open
        and Install Now
  5. After installation, information about the success of uploading the theme should appear. You have to remember to click Activate. Otherwise, MDW Theme won't be set.


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Michał Krawczyk

Digital Marketing Analyst at MDW with a strong Research background, student of Interfaculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University

Comments 8

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    paul owen

    OAuth not connected properly

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    Can not activate MDW. Allways get the error: /wp-content/themes/mdw/inc/compatibility.php on line 8 Using WP 4.6.1

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    Dawid Adach

    Dear Newton, Our support team sent you an email, please check your mailbox.

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    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '[' in W:\home\test1.ru\www\wp-content\themes\mdw\inc\theme-setup\free-theme-functions.php on line 104 WordPress 4.7.2 Help

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    Dev Labx

    Hey there, i have been using mdbootstrap for all my projects and websites now, and i don't know if this is the right place to report this but it just came to mind. The date picker plugin is flawed. Its great for setting dates a few months in front and back but setting dates like birthdays that goes back years on the picker is a hustle. You have to click the left arrow to change months backwards until you finally reach the previous year which i think shouldn't be so. It should allow me click on the year and a drop up or drop down list of years appear for me to choose from and same goes for the months. Days are just fine. i often to have to use third party material design date plugins to get a desired user interaction with date picking done right. Please please fix it. Thanks. I love MDB though.

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    Michał Szymański

    Hi Dev. Please report a bug on our support forum and our technical team will fix it: https://mdbootstrap.com/support/ Regards!

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