This tutorial will show you how to install template over existing WordPress website.
First, if you know how to build a WordPress website, you need to install the template to any subfolder on your server (e.g: www.yourwebsite.com/test , where yourwebsite.com is your actual website url). Make sure to use separate clean database. Install the template with all the sample data, using .sql file. Use the following tutorial: how to install WordPress template using dump file.
Once the template is installed, log into the Dashboard, go to Tools -> Export.
Export all the content to an .xml file. Save the file on your hard drive. This file will contain all sample content and most of the template settings:
Navigate to Tools -> Import. Select ‘WordPress’ import system:
Upload .xml file from your hard drive. Click ‘Upload file and import’ button:
Check ‘Download and import file attachments’ option and click ‘Submit’ button. All the sample data and most of the template settings have been imported now:
Make sure to copy all the widget settings from test installation into your website. Navigate to Appearance -> Widgets and copy all the widget settings for all the widget areas:
You can also copy all the Reading settings from Settings->Reading menu:
This is the end of the tutorial. You’ve installed the template over existing website.
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below: