Setup Wizard

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Right after Rey theme is activated, you should be redirected to its setup wizard, eg:

First step.

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!

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2nd Step to install dependencies and recommendations.

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.
  • 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.

Last step.

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.

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10 Replies to “Setup Wizard”

  1. Marcel

    I tried to customize based on the Milano template. However, after Demo Data Import it does not display as in the preview. Can you please have a look on my site and provide me with a solution?
    Thanks.

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]

      Hi Marcel,

      Please submit a new support ticket here https://support.reytheme.com/new/ and send me the URL of your site, along with admin credentials so i can verify what’s going on exactly.

      Thanks!

  2. Roy

    Is it possible not to import demo ?
    I should activate rey parent theme or rey child theme?
    I should edit the child theme becoming my main theme, am i correct ?

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]

      Hi Roy,

      Yes, sure! Importing demos serves mostly as a getting start point, but def. not mandatory. Using a child theme is also not mandatory, but if you’re planning on adding code customisations, it’s best to add them into the child theme so that when Rey (parent theme) gets an update, the custom codes won’t be overwritten.

      A suggestion if you’re not going to import any demo. Try using Rey’s template library eg: https://support.reytheme.com/kb/template-library-faqs/ .

      Marius

  3. Marita Atkins

    Hi, I’m about to purchase & install Rey to re-build my site. I’m building on local then will use a backup plugin to go live. My question is what is the correct time to deregister on the local site ? I’m assuming after I upload to live I just go back into the local site & hit the deregister button there? TIA

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]

      Hi Marita,

      Yes, exactly, that’s the easiest way to do this. Thanks!!

      Marius

  4. Miro Vaz

    Hello Marius, great theme,
    Can I use Rey without WooCommerce in mind?
    How would you recommend to install in this case? No demo theme install I am guessing…
    Any demo theme without WooCommerce?
    Thanks

    1. mariushoria[ Post Author ]

      Hey! Thanks! Sure, when trying to import a demo, you can deselect which plugins you want to install. Deselecting WooCommerce (or WooCommerce related plugins) should do the trick not to import those plugin’s contents.

  5. rGweyo

    Question: I do have a big, big woocommerce website running for the last 10 years with a theme that I will replace with yours. I’ve been reluctant to get a new theme precisely for the following concerns:

    1. I don’t want to use the demo data because I have plenty of pics and products already (400+ prods, 4300+ images) and I really don’t need anything else
    2. I would like to keep all the info I already added to my site

    so,
    1. if I update to your theme, should I add the demo data in order to get the site as one of your demos, or are the templates pre-loaded and I just choose the ones I like as I go?
    2. do you have a recommendation on how to keep all the info used on the soon-to-be old theme? usually when one changes the theme sections are no longer available for the new theme to be used…

    Many thanks in advance!

    1. Marius[ Post Author ]

      Hey there!

      I see! It’s optional to import demo data, and it will be a bit harder to setup some things, however not that hard. What i mean is that i developed an internal library of page and section templates from each demo (more here https://support.reytheme.com/kb/template-library-faqs/ ) and basically whatever is built with Elementor page builder (generally individual pages, not product categories or product pages) are importable.

      For product archives and product pages, there are various settings in the Customizer that shouldn’t be so hard to setup.

      Unfortunately if the previous theme had a built-in page builder through which the data was added, then i’m afraid it will need to be manually moved.

      I usually recommend cloning the site into a dev location with a plugin such as All in One Migration, or WP Migrate DB (and manually move files), and work on that development location as much as needed to complete it.

      Hope this helps!
      Marius

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