There are two ways to install a UberTheme Magento theme:

  • Manual Installation: Applicable if your store is full with content that you don’t want to overwrite.
  • QuickStart Installation: Applicable if you want to get a whole new fresh site as per Demo.

Provided that you have installed the Magento base already, decide which way to install and follow steps as below.

1. Manual Installation

Step 1: BaseTheme Installation

Kindly install Magento extension BaseTheme in advance of any other installations to avoid unexpected conficts that may occur.

To install, copy the BaseTheme folder in the extracted folder mage_ext to your site root folder.

For more about BaseTheme, visit its detailed documentation.

Step 2: Theme Installation

1. Copy the folders skin and app to your site root folder. The overwritten folders should have a directory layout like this:

        {docroot} /magento/app/

2. Log in to your Admin Panel e.g. // Log out and log in back.

3. Navigate to System >> Cache Manakidstoreent, Sellect All the cache types, take Action as Refresh and Submit.

Magento Guide: Cache Manakidstoreent

4. Navigate to System >> Configuration >> Design.

5. In Themes tab, input Default field with the actual theme name e.g. “kidstore” instead of “purity”.

Magento Guide: Packages and Themes Settings

6. You can also change the settings for Kidstore Header.

Magento Guide: Header Settings

7. Click Save Config button to finish.

Step 3: Extension Installation

1. Copy all the folders of each extension folder in mage_ext to the your site root folder.

2. In your Admin Panel, navigate to System >> Configuration.

3. To enable any extension, enter this one’s tab and set Enable to “Yes”.

Magento Guide: Extension Enable Settings

4. Click Save Config button to finish.

2. QuickStart Installation

Quickstart package is to minimize time and effort in installing the theme as per Demo site. Kindly note that, with Quickstart, all your existing data will be overwritten. Thus, we recommend using Quickstart for your first installation or just in case you want to refresh your site to the very beginning.

1. Upload the folder quickstart to your server. In Quickstart folder you will see the extracted folder that includes all sample data.

2. Create a database for your Magento store using phpMyAdmin.

Magento Guide: phpMyAdmin

3. To install, open a browser and navigate to your URL (where the Quickstart package uploaded) to load the default Magento installer. Kindly follow each step of the Installer so that the installation process can be set.

Magento Guide: lisence

4. In the Configuration step, input the required fields as below.

  • Do not use “localhost” in URL, otherwise you could not log in to your Admin area (you should use your local IP in case of installing on your computer).
  • Leave Tables prefix field blank.
Magento Guide: lisence settings

Take a full backup

Always make a back-up before proceeding to any of the upgrade process. In case there are any problem, you can always restore from the back-up files.

Upgrade Magento core

In case you need to upgrade Magento core for your eCommerce site e.g. upgrading Magento 1.7 to Magento 1.9, head over our detailed guide about this here.