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First of all, you will need a working WordPress installation. To install WordPress CMS, please
see the WordPress Codex. If you are new to WordPress these links can help later on the road:

Theme Installation via WordPress

This installation is the easiest and recommended way to install the direo theme. Follow these steps below:

When you download the .zip file at first unzip it to show all content. In this theme following items are Included.

  • direo.zip
  • direo-child.zip

These particular .zip files should remain zipped.

direo.zip is the main theme file that should be uploaded to your site and if you want to use a child theme, then you can also upload the direo-child.zip.

Within your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Themes.

Click the “Add New” button at the top-left of the page > Click the “Upload Theme” button at the top.

Click “Choose File” > find your zipped “direo.zip” > Click the “Install Now” button.


Once the theme is successfully installed on your WordPress, you can “Activate” it via the
installation page.

Theme Installation via FTP

If you want to upload the direo theme through FTP client then Follow these steps below:

  • Step 1 – Log in to your hosting server via FTP client (like FileZilla)
  • Step 2 – Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  • Step 3 – Upload “direo.zip” extracted content
  • Step 4 – Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 5 – Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Step 6 – Find the direo theme and activate it

Installing Required/Recommended Plugins

After you have activated direo, you will see a notice at the top of the screen. This notice warns you about 7 plugins that are required and recommended to be installed along with the theme. Click on Begin installing plugins to install/active the plugins one by one.

  • Directorist – Business Directory Plugin (required)
  • Direo Extension (required)
  • Direo Core (required)
  • Kirki (required)
  • KingComposer (required)
  • Contact Form 7 (optional)
  • One Click Demo Import (optional)

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