Right after Rey theme is activated, you should be redirected to its setup wizard, eg:
The first step is all about activating Rey theme with the purchase code generated from Envato. To get the purchase code simply access ThemeForest’s Rey theme page and access the support tab. You should find the purchase code listed there.
After the purchase code was added, you can just hit Next. The Email addres field & Subscribe to newsletter are optional.
I do however recommend adding your email address so that we keep an open communication channel for important announcements. Unless a buyer contacts us, we cannot reach you, so if there’s an important announcement we might not communicate it to you.
You can also skip registration, however it’s definitely not recommended because you won’t be able to be notified of new updates, download Rey bundled plugins or import demos.
You can deactivate at any time. No URL is stored, so you can use the same purchase code on a different website, but not simultaneously. Please be aware of Envato License permissions which is limits use of a single theme license on a single domain. I appreciate for playing fair!
In the second step you will need to install the plugin requirements. All these plugins extend the theme, for example:
- Rey Core plugin is the theme extender. It contains the functionality that makes Rey a powerful tool. Rey theme can work without Rey Core plugin however it’ll be just an absolutely non customisable theme relying on defaults.
- Kirki Customizer framework is used for the Customizer options. Without it all the panels in Customizer won’t be shown, therefore customisations won’t be possible.
- Advanced Custom Fields PRO is a framework that adds custom page/post/taxonomies custom fields options that extend a page’s looks. Also ACF is used for Rey’s Theme Settings page.
- One Click Demo Import is used for importing demos. Can be disabled after you import a demo as it’s not needed any more.
You can also install a child theme so you can safely customize through code without worrying that you might lose your customisations in case Rey theme is updated. Highly recommended to be installed.
So to put it simply, without these plugins, Rey will work, however extremely limited in options and features.
That’s about it. You can now import demos.
If you reached this step and all plugins were installed, the wizard shouldn’t be shown any more.