Hello guys, wellcome!

You’ve probably come here looking for a way to create your own NFT Marketplace using a simple site builder, such as WordPress.

We’re at the beginning of our series on how to deploy your own NFT marketplace using WordPress, our Enefti WordPress theme, the Enefti.core plugin and the NFT related addons that we’ve developed.

Today we’re going to install ModelTheme’s Enefti WordPress theme and then we will import one of our dozen demos to get the ball rolling. 

So let’s go!

Enefti – WordPress NFT Marketplace theme – live demo.

If you’re inexperienced, in order to avoid conflicts and errors, it’s best to start with a fresh WordPress install, which is in fact what we will be doing in this tutorial. We won’t be covering the WordPress installation on your domain as there are literally thousands of tutorials showing this. 

First thing we will do is to install the theme. In order to that we head over to the themes option in the top bar. The same option is available in the sidebar under Appearance.

Next thing to do is to click on the upload theme button, then click “choose file”. We do this because we want to install the theme we downloaded from themeforest.

In the archive from theme forest there are three folders: Documentation, Plugins and Theme.

Go inside the theme folder and choose “enefti.zip”, that is the theme. Hit open and then click the Install Now button. Once we see “Theme installed successfully” we know that the theme is installed correctly. Do a little check to see if all is good with the website and no errors show. If it looks anything like this you’re doing it right.

In order to have a good starting point for your NFT marketplace you’ll have to install the required and recommended plugins, so head over into the dashboard and click on the “Begin Installing plugins” text. So go ahead and check the top box that selects all the plugins in the list and scroll down and uncheck what we don’t need. For the full functionality marketplace we won’t be needing WFCM Marketplace, the wishlist plugin and the advanced filter plugin. Now select Install from the dropdown menu and hit apply. After the install is done click “Return to required plugins installer” and go over to the “TO activate” option. Select all the plugins by checking the top most checkbox and select the Activate option from the dropdown menu. Hit apply and wait. We see that all the plugins were activated successfully so the next step is to do the first configuration of WooCommerce. Whatever tab you click in the dashboard this screen will open. We’re not getting into that at the moment so we just hit skip and then opt in or out of their usage tracking program.

We should check that the site is still functional and no errors appear. The site is now ready to be populated with articles and content.

First we activate the theme to have all the functions active. In the  newly appeared “theme panel”  head over to the License Manager. Paste the license code from your themeforest downloads section and then click activate. Once the theme is activated, the page will reload and you’ll see the message confirming it. It’s mandatory to activate your theme to install a demo page. So to do that head over to the “demo importer” option. You can see the dozen or so demos available using the WordPress Bakery builder. THe theme is also compatible with Elementor and you have the instructions on how to get it here.

I’m going to import the main demo, which is using WordPress Bakery. Click the “import demo” button, then click ok. The demo import can take anywhere between 2 and 10 minutes, depending on the size and your host’s bandwidth allocation for your domain. It’s important to check the documentation to see the server requirements so that the process takes as little as possible and the load times are as low as possible.

So grab a cup of your favorite hot or cold beverage and wait for the process to end. 

Once the progress bar reaches 100 your demo content is imported. Your site should look exactly like the Main demo, so go see it!

It looks great! it has all the menus and sections, all the required plugins are installed, so you’re ready to continue with the rest of the important plugins. We will do this in the next episodes.

Right now you have a great looking website that you are ready to make it your own with your name, logo and content. so see you soon, in the next episode.

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