You may run into issues during the import process in case you decide to use the WordPress Importer plugin for importing demo content. Namely there is a conflict between the latest version of WordPress Importer, which is WordPress Importer 0.7, and the Elementor Page Builder plugin – this may cause a layout of an imported page to appear broken, with only the textual content and the images stacked on top of each other. Luckily, there is a fairly easy fix for this problem. You should first open the WordPress Importer plugin folder and locate the wp-content\plugins\wordpress-importer\class-wp-import.php file. Once you open the file, look for the add_post_meta string inside the file (there should be only one string named this way). Now simply remove the wp_slash_strings_only function from the string. The next time over you run the WordPress Importer, the process should go just fine and the imported content will look as intended.
Step 1 －Make sure that your server resources are configured properly and that you’ve deactivated plugins as explained in one-click import, in steps 1-3.
Step 2 － Navigate to Tools > Import > WordPress and click on Run Importer.
Step 3 － Open up the extracted folder containing theme files & documentation which you downloaded from ThemeForest. Navigate to XML export, and upload the XML file.
With some of our themes, you’ll see one XML file:
The name of your XML file might differ from the one pictured
This is the file to upload.
This XML file contains all the pages from our demo site. After completing the demo import, you can set your page of choice as your home page. We’ll explain this later on.
With other themes, you’ll see several XML files. The number in the file name corresponds to the demo site’s URL.
The names of your XML files might differ from the ones pictured
For Stockholm, if the URL starts with stockholm instead of demo (for example, http://stockholm21.select-themes.com/), then this is a new demo and you will find its XML file in xml export\new demos.
Click on Upload file and import.
Step 4 － Next, you’ll be asked to assign authors. Check the Import Attachments box and click Submit.
The import process might take a while. Please be patient.
Step 5 － If the connection times out, repeat steps 2 – 4 until you receive the message that the import has completed.
During the import, you might get redirected to a 404 page, or you might receive the message, “Sorry, there has been an error. The file is empty. Please upload something more substantial.” This means that your server resources are low and that the import wasn’t able to be completed. In that case, keep repeating steps 2 – 4 until you receive the completion message.
Step 6 － Navigate to Theme Import from your admin panel.
In some of our themes, Theme Import is in Theme Options > Import.
Select your demo site of choice. If you see only one demo in the dropdown, then select that demo.
Perform an import type for Widgets. Refresh your page and perform an import type for Options.
There is no need to import Content because this was imported with the XML file.
Step 7 － Perform steps 5 – 9 in one-click import
With XML import, menus won’t import, so you’ll need to create your own menu from scratch and assign it to a menu location. See step 10 in one-click import for more information.
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