How to Install & Activate Startup Blog

Startup Blog can be installed and activated in three ways on your site.

Installing from your WordPress Dashboard is the easiest and recommended method.

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Install from your WordPress Dashboard

To install Startup Blog from your WordPress admin dashboard:

  1. Visit the Appearance menu in your dashboard
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the screen
  3. Use the search bar on the right-side of the screen to search for "Startup Blog"
  4. Hover over Startup Blog in the search results, and click the Install button
  5. Once the page reloads, click the Activate link to activate Startup Blog

Startup Blog is now the active theme on your site.

Install from your WordPress Dashboard via zip file

Startup Blog can also be installed from your WordPress dashboard by uploading a zip file. To install Startup Blog with a zip file:

  1. Download a new copy of Startup Blog from its WordPress.org page
  2. Visit the Appearance menu in your dashboard
  3. Click the Add New button at the top of the screen
  4. Click the Upload Theme button at the top of the screen
  5. Click the Choose File button and select the startup-blog.zip file you just downloaded
  6. Click the Install Now button
  7. Once the page reloads, click the Activate link to activate Startup Blog

Startup Blog is now the active theme on your site.

Install via FTP

To install Startup Blog via FTP:

  1. Download a new copy of Startup Blog from its WordPress.org page
  2. Unzip the startup-blog.zip file on your computer
  3. Connect to your server with an FTP client (like Filezilla )
  4. Navigate to the themes directory on your server (wordpress/wp-content/themes)
  5. Upload the "startup-blog" folder to the themes directory
  6. Visit your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the Appearance menu
  7. Hover over Startup Blog and click the Activate button

Startup Blog is now the active theme on your site.

Additional Resources

  • Startup Blog WordPress Theme

    Download a copy of the latest version of Startup Blog.

  • Support forum

    Ask questions and find existing solutions in the support forum.

  • Changelog

    Review recent and past updates to Startup Blog.

  • Startup Blog on Github

    Review Startup Blog's commit history and project files on Github.

  • WordPress Resources

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  • Codeable.io

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