Demo Import

With the one-click import functionality in our themes, you can quickly and easily import all the sample content from our demo sites onto your theme with a single click.

This will import all the settings and content, including widgets, front page, social links, etc. from our demo sites for you to look through and modify as you require whilst building your site. Once done, you can then erase all the demo content, whilst retaining any content which you have added yourself, or sample content which you have modified.

First Install

Upon first installing and activating a theme, you will be shown the one-click import popup dialog.

This popup will allow you to import the demo content as soon as the theme is activated so that you can begin working with sample content as soon as possible.

Simply select "Yes, import" here to begin the process of importing all the sample content, and once done the button will change to "Done" to indicate the import process has been completed.

NOTE: Due to copyright reasons, images from our demo sites will not be imported and instead will be replaced with placeholder images.

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Importing Content

To import sample content into a theme after it has been activated, you can use the "Demo Import" panel available under Themify > Transfer to access the one-click import functionality.

From here you can then click the "Import Demo" button, and the process of importing will begin.

This will now import all the settings and content from our demo site, including the widgets and menus we use within WordPress to create our demos, the Themify settings we use, and all the posts and pages from our demo site.

Once this process is complete the button will change to say "Done" and you are ready to begin working.

NOTE: Due to copyright reasons, images from our demo sites will not be imported and instead will be replaced with placeholder images.

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Erasing Content

To erase sample content from a theme, you can use the "Demo Import" panel available under Themify > Transfer to access the one-click import functionality.

You can now click on the "Erase Demo" button and the tool will begin erasing all of the demo content.

This process erases all of the sample content which was imported by the tool, but will ensure that any content which you have added to your site, and sample content which you have modified yourself, will be completely unaffected and not be erased.

Once this process is complete the button will change to say "Done" and the content will have been completely removed.

If the Demo Import fails

In case the Demo Import is not working on your site, you may import the sample content manually with the WordPress Import tools:

  • First download the theme zip from your Member Area.
  • Extract the theme zip to your computer and you should have a folder of the theme_name.
  • In the theme folder, you should have a 'sample' folder with a 'sample-content.gz' file (that is the file to import later).
  • Go to "WP Admin > Tools > Import".
  • Click WordPress (if you are prompted to install the importer plugin, do so).
  • Upload the 'sample-content.gz' file located in the 'theme_folder > sample' folder.
  • You will be asked to map a user to the content and import the file attachments. Check "Download and import file attachments" to import the placeholder images.
    • If the content doesn't seem to import, try to import again without checking "Download and import file attachments" checkbox.

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