WordPress Installation

Log into the WordPress Administration Panel.
Navigate to the Appearance Themes page.
Click on the Add New link at the top of the page.
Click on the Upload Theme link at the top of the page.
Choose the file from your computer that you previously downloaded. If you downloaded the entire package and not the install file, make sure to use the theme zip found within the download.
Activate the theme on the Appearance Themes page by locating the theme and pressing Activate

FTP Installation

Unzip the Intensity ZIP file. Make sure to use only the installation ZIP file and not the entire download package.
Using an FTP client connected to your hosting account, upload the unzipped theme folder to the wp-content/themes folder within your WordPress installation.
Activate the theme on the Appearance Themes page by locating the theme and pressing Activate

Plugin Installation

Intensity includes multiple plugins. Some of the plugins are optional but there are a few that need to be installed and activated for certain functionality to work correctly. Below is a list of the plugins used by Intensity. Once Intensity is activated you will be prompted to install the additional plugins.

Core Plugins

PluginDescriptionUse
IntenseProvides core functionality required by the theme. Intense includes shortcodes, custom post types, snippets, templates, widgets, icons, and more.Required
SMK Sidebar GeneratorGenerate as many sidebars as needed. Intensity has options letting you control the display of the sidebars on the left, right, top, and bottom of content.Required
LayerSliderA premium multi-purpose slider including many 2D and 3D effects.Optional
Revolution SliderAn innovative, responsive, WordPress slider plugin.Optional
Visual ComposerA drag and drop WordPress page builder. Easily layout your pages and posts. Most shortcodes found in Intense are also mapped in Visual ComposerOptional
Advanced Custom Fields ProAdds custom post types and custom fields within WordPress. Included as part of the Intense plugin.Required
Redux FrameworkUsed for creating the admin options for both Intensity and Intense. Included as part of the Intense plugin.Required
Device MockupsUsed to create device mockups for popular devices. This is not required as part of the theme but needs to be installed if you wish to use the device mockups shortcode.Optional

Additional Plugins

PluginDescriptionUse
bbPress Plugin A popular plugin used to create online forums for user communities.Optional
Contact Form 7Used to create online forms. Often used for contact forms, email signups, etc.Optional
Max Mega MenuEasy to use drag & drop WordPress Mega Menu Plugin.Optional
UberMenuA user-friendly, highly customizable, responsive Mega Menu WordPress plugin.Optional
WooCommerceThe most popular plugin used to create e-commerce websites.Optional

Plugin Installation and Updates

All of the core plugins are included with Intensity. Updates are handled through theme updates. When you update the theme, you will be prompted to update the applicable plugins. Updates to the premium plugins are only available as part of a theme update. If you wish to update them independently, you will need to purchase them separately.

Updating the Theme

Automatic updates will be available soon – look for this in the near future. In the meantime, please follow the instructions below for manually updating the theme.

Downloading the Update from ThemeForest

Log into ThemeForest.net and navigate to the Downloads Page.
Click on the download button for Intensity and select the Installable WordPress file only item. If you select the All files & documents option, you will need to unzip the downloaded file and use the intensity.zip file within the download.

Updating Over FTP

Unzip the Intensity ZIP file. Make sure to use only the installation ZIP file and not the entire download package.
Delete the current theme files from the remote server. If preferred, make a backup of the currently installed theme files prior to removing the theme.
Using an FTP client connected to your hosting account, upload the unzipped theme folder to the wp-content/themes folder within your WordPress installation.
When prompted, update any applicable plugin files included with Intensity.

Updating Within WordPress

Log into the WordPress Administration Panel.
Navigate to the Appearance Themes page.
Switch from Intensity to a different installed theme.
Delete the currently installed Intensity theme.
Click on the Upload Theme link at the top of the page.
Choose the file from your computer that you previously downloaded. If you downloaded the entire package and not the install file, make sure to use the theme zip found within the download.
Activate the theme on the Appearance Themes page by locating the theme and pressing Activate
When prompted, update any applicable plugin files included with Intensity.

Common Issues

An “Are You Sure You Want To Do This?” error message while uploading the theme installation files in WordPress.

This error is due to the upload size limit configuration for your server. To fix this, you can either increase the PHP limit or upload the theme using over FTP.

Site crashing during plugin activation.

If your site is crashing when you try to activate the plugins included with Intensity, the issue is most likely related to your server configuration. Check to see if your configuration meets the recommended requirements.

A “Destination folder already exists” message when installing the theme.

When installing or updating the theme, only one theme folder with the same name can exist at once. This message is shown when the Intensity theme already exists on your server. If you are trying to update, follow the update instructions found within the documentation.