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How To Install a WordPress Site Shaper

This tutorial gives both detailed instructions in video and written format for how to install a site shaper, and have your site setup like our demo; with theme, and extensions pre-installed.

Installation Video

Please follow the video tutorial below for instructions on how to install a site shaper. For more detailed information please continue through the rest of this tutorial.

Manual Installation

  • Download the Shaper .zip file
  • Create a new database for your installation.
  • Extract the shaper .zip to a folder on your computer
  • Upload the extracted files to your server via FTP   
    • Download Filezilla (Client)
    • Install Filezilla
    • Connect to your server in Filezilla
    • Navigate in Filezilla to the folder on your server where you would like your site to be located
    • Drag the files from your computer into Filezilla and drop them in the server folder you have open
  • Navigate to your site in your browser
  • Follow the steps of the installer, entering your database information when prompted.
    NOTE:  To install the sample data for the shaper, make sure you check the "Install Sample Data" option when prompted
  • Update WP and all Plugins
  • Enjoy your new site!

Fantastico/Softaculous Installation

  • Download the Shaper .zip file
  • Use your hosts auto-installer tool to create a fresh WP installation where you want your site to be
  • Extract the shaper .zip to a folder on your computer
  • Upload the extracted files to your server via FTP and copy the sample data injector to the plugins folder   
    • Download Filezilla (Client)
    • Install Filezilla
    • Connect to your server in Filezilla
    • Navigate in Filezilla to the folder on your server where you would like your site to be located
    • Drag the files from your computer into Filezilla and drop them in the server folder you have open
    • Choose "Overwrite all" when prompted.
    • (Pre-Vertex Releases Only) Navigate to the wp-admin folder, and copy or move the "sampledata.php" file from that folder to the "wp-content/plugins" folder
  • Navigate to your site admin in your browser
  • Activate the "Sample Data Injector" plugin and refresh the page 1-2 times until it deactivates automatically.
    NOTE:  You will lose all existing content/settings/changes every time you activate the plugin; delete it to prevent accidental losses.
  • Update WP and all Plugins
  • Enjoy your new site!

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