How Can We Help?

SmartDoc Theme : Installation/Registration

You are here:

Standalone SmartDoc/SmartApp Theme

To install our Standalone SmartDoc/SmartApp Theme, we recommend that you start with a fresh install of WordPress at the location where you wish the SmartDoc/SmartApp to sit. For example, maybe you are building a smart eBook and want it here:

smartdocs.xyz.com/ebook

Because each SmartDoc/SmartApp Asset Site should have its own WordPress installation in its own directory, you’ll simply install WordPress in that directory as you usually would for any WordPress site.

Next, for the automated Dynamic Content to work, you’ll need to make sure the permalinks are set up to just have the asset name in the URL (e.g. – smartdocs.xyz.com/asset01). Do this by selecting the “Post name” option as shown and then save the settings.

Now that you have WordPress in place, follow these steps to complete your installation and activation…

Step 1: Remove the standard plugins, posts, and pages that ship with WordPress (unless you need them for some reason).

Step 2: Install the SplashMaker SmartDoc/SmartApp Theme package you purchased as follows:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page…

Note: Our SmartDoc content themes are built atop the standard Twenty Twenty WordPress theme that comes packaged with new WordPress installs – and uses that standard theme as the “parent”. Installation will fail if you don’t have the Twenty Twenty theme installed!

  • Then click the ‘Upload Theme’ button…
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded from our store.

Potential Installation Error! Depending on your server settings, you might see the error(s) below. Just have your server administrator increase the PHP limits to exceed the size of the zip file – and provide more time for the installation to run – and the installation should succeed. See image below for suggested settings.

The above settings can be lowered again after installation if necessary

  • When the upload has completed you should see this screen…
  • Go ahead and Activate the theme, which will take you to this screen…
  • The notice in the banner at the top of your screen takes you to the next step…
  • Select Begin Installing Plugins from that top banner notification. This will take you to this Plugins installer page…

Step 3: Install and activate the bundled plugins as follows:

  • Select all the plugins and under the “Bulk actions” dropdown, select “Install”. Then hit “Apply” to start the process.
  • When installation is complete, you’ll see this screen. Select the indicated link to go back to the Plugins installer page…
  • Perform the same step as before, yet this time instead of “Install” select “Activate” in the dropdown…
  • This function takes a bit longer than the installation.
  • On successful activation, you’ll see this screen.
  • Now go to the Dashboard and you should see the SplashMaker item in the main menu…
  • Now click on the SplashMaker item in your menu to activate your package.

Theme Activation

Now it’s time to activate your SmartDoc/SmartApp theme. To do this simply go the SplashMaker dashboard shown here…

…and enter the License Key you received with your order, along with your email address used for the order. If successful, you’ll see a confirmation modal, then the green “Activated” status shown above.

Now start making a Splash!

Finally, note that you can always update the core SplashMaker plugin by using the Go Premium! link. This will give you powerful integrations with platforms like Splashmetrics, HubSpot, Marketo, Pardot, etc. to take your Smart Content initiatives to the next level!

Previous SmartDoc Theme : Overview
Next SmartDoc Theme : Usage