How to Import a Pro Demo
By purchasing the Core Extensions Bundle, you benefit all the pro demos. To import a pro demo, log in to your account on oceanwp.org and download the Ocean Pro Demos extension, then follow this video, the process is exactly the same:
Install the sample data in one click
Follow the steps below to install a demo in one click.
- First, make sure that all the plugins in the demo you want to import are activated.
- Go to your WP Dashboard, OceanWP > Install Demos (old settings: Theme Panel > Install Demos).
- Click on the demo you want import, a popup will appear.
- In step 1, install the required plugin for the demo. In step 2, check what you want to import and import the demo.
If you have chosen to import a demo with a shop, do not forget to regenerate your images with the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin so that all WooCommerce images are the right size.
Note: If you are importing a demo where there is a shop, activate the WooCommerce plugin and click on the Not Right Now button if it is the first time you activate the plugin on your site or delete the pages created by this plugin (Shop, Cart, Checkout, etc...) because its pages are imported and assigned automatically.
Install Ocean Pro Demos on Cloudways Servers
OceanWP theme and Ocean plugins will function with all hosting providers.
But... if you don't have a hosting provider yet? Or thinking about switching providers?
Or perhaps you're new to WordPress and would like to start fast then learn later? Or, perhaps you're a pro and need a reliable hosting for your clients and kick-off the new project as soon as possible.
Install Ocean Pro Demos on Cloudways servers and test Cloudways hosting free of charge for 3 days! Just pick out any demo and Cloudways will do the rest for you - set up WordPress, install the OceanWP theme and all plugins relevant to a specific demo you've chosen. The rest is up to you :)
Install the sample data manually
If you can not install the sample data using the One-Click import or you want to do so manually, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Download Ocean Pro Demos
Go to your oceanwp.org account and download Ocean Pro Demos plugin.
Step 2: Locate the Sample Data
Unzip the Ocean Pro Demos plugin (on your PC) and go to the ocean-pro-demos/demos/ folder and click on the folder of the demo you want to import.
Step 3: Install the Required Plugins
Go to your WP Dashboard, OceanWP > Install Demos (old settings: Theme Panel > Install Demos), click the demo you want to import and install all the required plugins, ie complete only the step with required plugins.
Step 4: Import Sample Data
Once you have located the xml file of the demo you want to import, navigate to your WP dashboard, Tools > Import > WordPress to begin the import process.
Click on the WordPress option If you haven’t already, you will be prompted to install the WordPress Importer free WordPress plugin. Install and run like any other plugin.
Then click the Browse button to select the xml sample data file you would like to upload, and click Upload file and import. Next Your should see the following screen.
Important: Some of the demos are very large. If your server can’t handle it or you don’t want to fill your server with a bunch of image files, do NOT check the box to download and import the file attachments.
You’ll still get a good sense on how the demo works and you will add your own featured images eventually.
The importer will give you the option to either import our demo user, or to assign the posts to an existing user on your WordPress site. We recommend that you assign the posts to an existing admin user (ideally your user account, since you are the one working on the website).
You’ll also see an option to import file attachments. Check this box only if you want to import all of the image and media files included in our demo.
If you see a 502 bad gateway error when importing the sample data please contact your hosting company since this is a server side error.
Click submit to import the sample data. Once complete you should see a successful import message.
Step 5: Import Settings
Most of the demos have specific options defined for the demo. So be sure to import the Customizer options as well. These are located in the "oceanwp-export.dat" file for the specified demo in the sample data files.
Follow these steps to import the settings:
- If not installed or active, install and activate the Ocean Extra plugin.
- Go to WP Dashboard, OceanWP > OceanWP Panel > Customizer > Customizer Styling Import and Export (old settings: Theme Panel > Import/Export).
- Click on choose file and select the oceanwp-export.dat file of the demo you want import.
Step 6: Import Widgets
It is very easy to import widgets. First, install and activate the free plugin Widget Importer & Exporter, then click Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter (WP Dashboard) and import the widgets.wie file of the demo you want to import.
Step 7: Post-Import Steps
There are certain things a WordPress import cannot do for you during an import, so after uploading sample data:
- Go to Appearance > Menu to set your menu locations.
- Go to Appearance > Widgets to add your widgets (widgets aren’t included in a WordPress export)
- Set your homepage at Settings > Reading using the "Home" page as a static page