Importing demos

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LinkWhat exactly is “demo data”?

Demo data is just content that’s pre-defined already in one of our demos. It’s helpful when you don’t want to start working from scratch.

Importing demos is pretty straightforward and simple, and requires the One Click Demo Import plugin to be installed and activated. This plugin should already be installed if you followed the Setup wizard. Read more on how to install One Click Demo Import (if you don’t have it installed already).

LinkAutomatic import

To import demos, you need to register Rey with purchase code generated by ThemeForest. To register, either follow the Setup wizard or simply access the theme’ dashboard in WordPress backend > Rey Theme.

Access Rey Theme > Import Demo Data submenu item. Here you will find all the demos listed, eg:

Import Demo Data page.

Simply click on one of the demo data’s Import button and a popup confirmation should display, asking to choose what plugins to install with that particular demo.

Example of plugins prompt of Paris demo.

When you import the data, the following things might happen:

  • Please click on the Import button only once and wait, it can take a couple of minutes for the import to be finished.
  • No existing posts, pages, categories, images, custom post types or any other data will be deleted or modified.
  • Posts, pages, images, widgets, menus and other theme settings will get imported.
  • If you import the same demo, the content will be duplicated.

LinkManual Importing

In normal situations this is not needed, however if you’re encountering issues with the automatic demo import, this might come in handy.

Access Import demo data page and on the right side, click on Switch to theme predefined imports button.

You should be able to see 4 upload fields, each for the content data (content.xml, widgets, customizer and Rey config JSON).

For the moment, the only way of getting the demo data is dropping us a message and requesting the demo data for the one that you want (or all). I will create an automatic solution in the future versions.

LinkHow to install “One Click Demo Import” plugin

Follow the Setup wizard which requires a few mandatory plugins to be installed and activated in 2nd step. Do know that the setup wizard is shown only after Rey was activated, or when the wizard hasn’t been finished.


Access Rey theme > Plugins Manager and you should find the plugin listed there.


Access Plugins > Add new, search for “One Click Demo Import” and install & activate it.

LinkImporting a demo (after you previously imported another one)

First off, you’ll need to re-enable the One Click Demo Import plugin. Second, decide if you want to keep the existing data or not.

If you want to keep the existing site data, you can access Rey theme > Import Demo Data and just import the other demo. This method might cause some issues in the sense there might be duplicated pages and content and sadly there’s no way of an automatic cleanup, just manual.

If you want to start completely from scratch, you can use WP Reset plugin and wipe off everything (database only, files remain) and start again by activating Rey theme and following the wizard steps as well as importing the other demo eventually.

LinkImporting parts of another demo (without importing a new demo)

Here’s a quick video here importing a Header, Footer and Homepage in another demo eg: Tokyo > Athens .

As you can see Rey’s template library is being used to import Elementor built parts of the site.


If you’re encountering issues importing demos, please follow this article.

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10 Replies to “Importing demos”

  1. Ola

    Hello, I guess i have installed multiple demos in error as I presently have 2 “home buttons, and shop in my header. All I wasn’t is the Milano demo. The site is:

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]

      Hey there! Could you please use the support form and create an admin account for me so i can also take a closer look? Thanks!

  2. David Abad

    Hello, I just imported the Milano demo but had a problem with the widget files…. i want to import it again to see if the file downloads correctly. How can I do so without causing this: “If you import the same demo, the content will be duplicated.”

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]

      Hi there!

      Unfortunately there’s no way around this. The One Click Demo Import plugin requires sites to be clean before importing a new demo. You can try using the WP Reset plugin which resets your site’s DB, but keeps all files intact.


  3. pete

    I try clicking on import demo files and nothing happens, i’m sure this is not a “rey template” issue… i was just wondering if this is common????

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]


      Is there any notice above the demos? Something like outdated PHP version or requiring to disable a certain plugin? If not, please create a new support request here and create a temporary admin account for me so i can investigate what’s going on.


  4. Sven Budak

    The more interesting question is, is the database and the storage full of demo data? if so, how do you get rid of it completely and cleanly?

    1. Marius[ Post Author ]

      Hey Sven,

      If you imported multiple times without using WP Reset, unfortunately the only way to do it is manually. If however you want to start over and import a new demo, WP Reset plugin is the best plugin for that.

  5. Edgar Andres Troya

    Hello, I found a message today that said,

    This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled.

    I would like to know how I can delete this message,
    Thanks a lot.

    1. Marius H[ Post Author ]

      Hey Edgar! Please try accessing Customizer > WooCommerce > Store notice and make sure to disable it.

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