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Day 1: Set Up WordPress

How To Install And Configure The Astra WordPress Theme

Action Plan

Step 1: Install The Astra WordPress Theme


Why This Step Is Important

Every WordPress website requires a default WordPress “theme”. And for this course we will be using the Astra WordPress theme. We love Astra because it’s lightweight, easy to use, and designed to work well with the Elementor Page Builder (the page builder you will be using to build and design your website).

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to install the Astra WordPress theme.

Video Summary

  • Log into your WordPress admin (0:20)
  • Go to Appearance > Themes (0:38)
  • Current theme is called “Twenty Seventeen” (0:44)
  • Click “Add New” (0:53)
  • Search for “Astra” (0:59)
  • Click “Install” and then “Activate” to make Astra your active theme (1:03)

(I installed the Astra WordPress Theme)

Step 2: Download And Import Our Recommended Settings


Why This Step Is Important

Using our recommended settings for the Astra WordPress theme is going to save you a ton of time and will guarantee that everything is configured correctly.

Download The Settings File

Click the download button below to download the file needed for this step. You will be importing this file into the WordPress customizer using the Customizer Export/Import plugin.

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to import our settings file into the WordPress customizer using the Customizer Export/Import plugin.

Video Summary

  • Go to Plugins > Add New (0:28)
  • Install and activate the “Customizer Import/Export” plugin created by The Beaver Builder Team (0:43)
  • Go to the WordPress customizer (1:03)
  • Make sure to download our Settings File (1:39)
  • Import the Settings File (1:42)
  • Click “Publish” to save changes (2:11)

(I imported the settings file into the WordPress customizer)

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