I set up a WordPress blog and chose to upgrade to get a more-business-like domain, the .com instead of the wordpress.com
I looked at the themes available and none were suitable for my needs.
I found this theme:
and I liked all the different options available, so I paid for it and downloaded it.
However - I'm now stuck! This is my first real experience with WordPress and despite coming across so many people who think it's a simple platform to use, I'm really struggling. I don't understand how to upload my theme and the more I search for answers the more confused I'm getting.
Do I need to use some sort of ftp thing, or buy hosting? Or can I do it without? Don't really want to spend any more money to be honest, so if there's a free and easy way of uploading it I would like that, lol! But I am happy to pay if need be.
Also, just so you're aware... I have very little knowledge on this! I don't even know what ftp to use or anything.
Can someone with more experience help me out? Pretty please? This is hard!
Also - below are the instructions the theme came with; I could do them until I reached the Slider and Builder areas, as I can't see those areas anywhere? Also, in my theme options area, there isn't the "content" area it mentions?
Here is the quick step-by-step guide for how this theme’s demo homepage was setup from the WordPress admin panel. You can find much more information on the following steps in great detail by viewing the documentation that came in your theme’s download package. Keep in mind this is only a quick step-by-step for the theme demo’s homepage and you definitely do not have to setup your site in this way if you don’t want to.
Install the theme under Appearance > Themes.
1. Go to Settings > Reading > Frontpage Displays, and make sure you’ve selected “your latest posts”.
2. Go to the Sliders page and create a custom slider.
3. Go to the Builder page and create a new custom layout. Use “Alyeska Homepage” as your layout’s starting point. Configure your element settings, including selecting your custom slider in the slider element, and save the layout.
4. Go to Appearance > Theme Options > Content > Homepage, select to show a custom layout, and select the custom layout you’ve created.