SmartDoc Theme : Installation/Registration

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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 directory (instead of a multi-site structure), you’ll simply install WordPress in that directory as you usually would for any WordPress site.

Theme Installation

With WordPress installed, and to keep things as clean as possible, we recommend the following steps:

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

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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…
  • Then click the ‘Upload Theme’ button…
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded from our store.
  • Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

(Potential Issue: Depending on your server settings, you might see the following error. Just increase this setting to 20 Megabytes and the upload should succeed.)

Step 4: Install and activate the bundled WordPress plugins as follows:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button.
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded.
  • Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

Step 5: Get rid of other unused themes so you don’t have to manage them.

Theme Registration

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

…and enter the activation key you received with your order. 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!

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