The aim of this article is to dive you deep into the details of the full installation of Crocoblock plugins, themes, skins, etc. After this tutorial is looked through you will install and implement the necessary elements into your site without any difficulties.
After purchasing the Crocoblock subscription, no matter which – either the annual or the lifetime one, you are warmly welcomed and get your own account created on our website!
In the Downloads section at your account, you’ll discover everything you need for the successful start, including:
- the Installation Pack, which we are going to use in this tutorial;
- the wide range of Pre-made sites allowing to install the best for your needs;
- the catalogue of Plugins, allowing to download the plugins separately.
Just follow the steps described below and enjoy the result in just about 5 minutes.
1 Step — At your account you can find Crocoblock Wizard in the Installation section of the Extras block, which consists of a theme, plugins and demo content.
2 Step — Click the Download button on the right to proceed with downloading the Crocoblock Wizard archive.
3 Step — Proceed to WordPress Dashboard on the left of your screen and navigate to the Plugins section. Select the Add New option and click the Upload Plugin button on the very top.
4 Step — Afterwards, choose the Crocoblock Wizard archive and click the Install Now button.
1 Step — As soon as the installation is complete, you have to activate the plugins by clicking the Activate Plugin button.
2 Step — Then, you’ll see the options for the installation. You can choose the installation itself, Export skin, Import skin or Install free templates as well.
Let’s go through the Installation option. For this click on the central Let’s go button. The other ones we’ll look through in further tutorials.
3 Step – In the screen below you will see the field for entering your license key. Fill it in and then choose the installation that you need, the Full Crocoblock installation one or Jet Plugins installation only.
On this step we will choose the Full Crocoblock installation for now. Afterwards, we will click the Start Installation button.
Full Crocoblock installation
1 Step – The first you should do is to choose the theme to use with Crocoblock: Kava, OceanWP, Astra, GeneralPress, Hello Theme or you can continue with your current theme.
Note, that there will be prepared child themes especially for the OceanWP, Astra, GeneratePress and Hello Theme themes where there will be included the full compatibility with such sections, as header, footer as well as with Archive and Single pages. It means that you can easily install child themes and use them without difficulties.
On this step, we are going to choose the Kava theme.
2 Step – Choose to continue either with parent or child theme. Both options are available at the Use child theme page. Pay attention that Child theme is recommended by the developers in order for your changes in CSS to always be safe. Next click Continue button.
We will choose to Use the child theme.
3 Step – After the theme has successfully installed, you are able to select the skin and start installation. You will have two tabs here.
The first one is called Pre-made sites where plenty of skins are represented with the custom demo content and a set of plugins that were used while creating the particular skin. Choose any one you like the most and click Start Installation button. If you’d like to have a quick view of the available skins, click the View Demo button under each of them and choose the one which is suitable for you.
The next tab is Upload Yours which allows uploading by your own the skin created by yourself or by developers on your request.
We will choose the Kava Light skin to be installed and then click the Start Installation button.
Choosing the needed plugins
1 Step — Once you’ve clicked Start Installation button, you are sent to Configure plugins page consisting of two sections.
The first section is called Required Plugins, it reveals a list of essential plugins for the skin you’ve chosen. You can turn off some of the plugins if you don’t need them in your work. But notice, if so, after the installation your skin will NOT be as full as on the Demo view.
The second section, that is called Extra Plugins, exhibits a list of optional plugins available for installation. If you want to add additional functionality to your website, just tick the boxes on the left.
At the bottom of this block you will be able to click on the Continue button to keep installation or you can Skip this step as well.
2 Step — Click Next button to install all the needed plugins. It will take a few minutes to install all the needed settings. You can watch the progress on your screen.
Deciding on a content
1 Step – After the installation is done, you can see the Demo Content Import page where you have to select how to go with your existing content.
If you need to add the content to the one you already have, please, choose to Append demo content to the existing one.
In case you want to install a new content instead of the existing one, choose to Replace your existing content with the demo one.
Alternatively, you can Skip the demo content installation. After you’ve made your choice, click the Continue button.
We will choose to Append demo content to the existing content.
2 Step — After that, you will see a progress bar which showcases the Importing sample data progress.
3 Step — The next to be shown is Regenerating thumbnails progress. While installing you can monitor and notice some helpful advice for creating a breathtaking site.
4 Step – Finally, after all the steps are complete, you will be redirected to the Congratulations! You’re all Set! page which provides you with access to your site, knowledge base, community or another skin switching.
Read our tutorial devoted to these topics following the corresponding links below.
Well done! We hope, you’ll pass the Crocoblock installation with flying colors. Now you can start exploring opportunities that you have just got with Crocoblock.