Meet Laurel! Our latest Blog & Shop WordPress theme.


How do I import the demo content?

Important to note: To ensure all content is imported correctly, please be sure to have installed all of the required plugins that are noted at the top of your WP Dashboard when you first installed & activated the theme.

A theme's demo content XML file can be found in the theme package you downloaded from ThemeForest or Creative Market. It will be in a folder titled "demo" or "demo content".

Note: For Hickory users using an older version of the theme, please shoot us a support ticket requesting the demo content file and we will be sure to send it along to you!

  • On your WordPress dashboard in the left-hand menu, select Tools > Import.
  • Select the "WordPress" option. If you haven't used the WP Importer before, you may need to first install it and activate it (it will give you this option on the spot if required).

  • Click the "Browse" button and find the theme's demo content XML file.
  • You will be given the option of choosing which "author" name will be assigned to the imported content. Otherwise, click "Submit".

This will import the demo site's images, posts, pages, etc. Please note that while the XML file can import the demo site's content, it cannot import the Customizer settings. You will then need to select your homepage layout, preferred colors, enable/disable sidebar, etc. within the theme's Customizer section.