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[[File:Manage-themes.png|450px|The parent theme, '''Builder Core''', should be listed in the available themes section. The '''Builder child theme''' should be the current theme.]]
 
  
 
==Step 1: Install Builder Theme Core ==
 
==Step 1: Install Builder Theme Core ==
  
# Download the latest Builder zip file (Builder Theme - Core) after logging in to the [http://ithemes.com/member/member.php iThemes Member Panel].
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# Download the latest Builder zip file (Builder) after logging in to the [http://ithemes.com/member/member.php iThemes Member Panel].
 
# Log in to the WordPress admin area of your site. From there, go to '''Appearance > Themes'''. Click '''Install Themes''', then '''Upload'''.  Select the '''Builder.zip''' and click '''Install Now'''. ''Note: there is no need to activate Builder Core.''
 
# Log in to the WordPress admin area of your site. From there, go to '''Appearance > Themes'''. Click '''Install Themes''', then '''Upload'''.  Select the '''Builder.zip''' and click '''Install Now'''. ''Note: there is no need to activate Builder Core.''
  
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# '''Activate''' your child theme.
 
# '''Activate''' your child theme.
  
Now your Builder is set up in such a way that changes to the theme can be made without worrying about upgrades overwriting changed files.
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==Step 3: Check Available and Current Theme Configuration==
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Once you've installed Builder Theme - Core and your child theme, make sure the '''child theme is the Current theme''' and '''Builder Theme - Core is listed as an Available''' theme.
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==Advanced Installation Notes==
 
==Advanced Installation Notes==
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= Videos =
 
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{{#ev:vimeo|59948122|640|none|Installing iThemes Builder Child Themes}}
 
{{#ev:vimeo|59948122|640|none|Installing iThemes Builder Child Themes}}
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==See also==
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* [[Builder_Introduction|Introduction]]
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* [[Builder_Features|Features]]
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* [[Installing_Builder|Installation]]
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* [[Updating_Builder|Updating Builder]]
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* [[:Builder/Release_Notes|Release Notes]]
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* [http://ithemes.com/forum/topic/25652-plugins-that-conflict-with-builder Plugins that Conflict with Builder]
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* [http://ithemes.com/support Support Forum]
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Latest revision as of 13:50, October 14, 2013

Contents

Step 1: Install Builder Theme Core

  1. Download the latest Builder zip file (Builder) after logging in to the iThemes Member Panel.
  2. Log in to the WordPress admin area of your site. From there, go to Appearance > Themes. Click Install Themes, then Upload. Select the Builder.zip and click Install Now. Note: there is no need to activate Builder Core.

Step 2: Install Your Builder Child Theme

We highly recommended using a Builder child theme as the active theme and not Builder Core. This protects theme customizations from being erased during Builder version updates.

  1. Download a child theme of your choice like Builder Child Theme - Default from the iThemes Member Panel. In the steps below, "Builder Child Theme - Default" is merely used as an example. You are free to use any child theme (that appears in the Member Panel) of your choice.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes'. Click on Install Themes, then Upload. Browse to the folder where you have downloaded BuilderChild-Default.zip (or whichever child theme you have chosen), select it and click Install Now.
  3. Activate your child theme.

Step 3: Check Available and Current Theme Configuration

Once you've installed Builder Theme - Core and your child theme, make sure the child theme is the Current theme and Builder Theme - Core is listed as an Available theme.


Builder-installation.jpg

Advanced Installation Notes

  1. Ensure that there are no spaces in the name of your child theme's directory. For example, BuilderChild-Default is fine, but not Builder Child - Default
  2. Contents of the theme must be directly inside the theme's directory and not nested i.e., inside another directory. This applies both to Builder and Builder's child theme.


Videos

Downloading iThemes Builder

Downloading iThemes Builder

Installing iThemes Builder

Installing iThemes Builder

Installing iThemes Builder Child Themes

Installing iThemes Builder Child Themes

See also


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