HVAC Theme Installation

This tutorial explains how to set up the HVAC WordPress theme onto your server and include all demo data that you can see on our demo server. Please follow all the steps explained here to install the theme with all demo data properly.

Table of Contents

  1. Install and Activate Theme
  2. Install and Activate Plugins
  3. Import WordPress XML File
  4. Check Menus and Menu Items
  5. Import Widgets
  6. Configure Home Page
  7. Import Slider
  8. Font Awesome


If you need the theme only and don’t want to copy our demo data onto your server, you don’t need to follow this tutorial. There are 2 ZIP archives that you should download from our site before we start:

  • HVAC – WordPress Theme (hot-hvac-wp-theme.zip)
  • HVAC – Demo Data (hot-hvac-wp-demo.zip)

1. Install and Activate Theme

From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes. Click Add New button.

Add new theme

Click Upload Theme button. New dialog will ask you to upload theme in .zip format. So, click Choose File button and select file hot-hvac-wp-theme.zip from your computer. Finally click Install Now button.

HVAC Theme Upload

You should receive the message “Theme installed successfully.” and the next step is to activate it. Click Activate link to activate the theme.

HVAC Theme Activate

2. Install and Activate Plugins

You are ready to start the installation of required and recommended plugins after theme activation. A yellow message box will appear after theme activation. Click Begin installing plugins link from this message box.

HVAC Theme Begin Installing Plugins

A list of all required and recommended plugins for the theme will be displayed. The first step is to install plugins. Select all plugins (you can skip some of the Recommended plugins) and from the Bulk Actions menu, select Install option. Click Apply button. Please wait until all the plugins are downloaded and installed.

HVAC Theme Install Plugins

When it’s done, you can click Return to Required Plugins Installer link.

Install plugins done

You will see the list of plugins again. It’s time to activate them now. You can select all the plugins, from the menu select Activate and click Apply.

HVAC Theme Activate Plugins

When it’s done, you can click Return to the Dashboard link. You will see the Elementor’s plugin splash page. Please close this screen.

3. Import WordPress XML File

Make sure you installed and activated WordPress Importer plugin in the step 2.

Extract the archive hot-hvac-wp-demo.zip you downloaded from our site and locate file demo-data.xml

From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Tools > Import. You will see a list of various importers. Locate one that’s marked with WordPress and click Run Importer link below it.

Run WordPress importer

You will see a page with heading “Import WordPress”. Click Choose File button and select demo-data.xml file from your computer. Click Upload file and import button.

Upload demo data

On the next screen, you will see that the author of all demo data is set to admin. You should assign this demo data to one of your WordPress users. So, either select an existing user from the drop-down menu or create a new user by entering its username.

Under “Import Attachments” heading, make sure you checked Download and import file attachments option. Finally, click Submit button.

Import WordPress content

Please wait until the import procedure is finished. It can take some time because images will be downloaded from our server during the import. How much time it will take it depends on your internet connection speed (if you are installing on the local server) or of your server’s bandwidth (if you are installing on the live server).

When the import procedure is finished, you will get a message “All done. Have fun!”.

Done importing WordPress content

You can delete Hello World! post that’s created when you installed WordPress.

4. Check Menus and Menu Items

Now, when we have the content imported, the menus and menu items should be imported as well. To check this, from WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Menus.

HVAC Theme Check Menus

Now, you can go to Appearance > Import Demo. On this page, click Import Menu Settings button and confirm.

Import menu settings

The last step is to open the Customizer once. From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize. It will open the Customizer and register all default options into the database. You can close it as soon as it’s opened.

HVAC Theme Customizer

5. Import Widgets

Before importing the widgets, you should delete all existing widgets. Go to Appearance > Widgets. Delete all widgets from all widget positions. To do this, first open a widget position (i.e. Right Column, Left Column, Widget1, etc.). If you find any widgets, open the widget settings and click the red Delete button to delete each widget.

From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Import Demo. On this page, click Import Widgets button once and confirm. All widgets will be imported altogether with their settings.

Import widgets

This will import all the demo widgets for this theme.

6. Configure Home Page

On our demo, for the home page, we selected the page “Home Page”. You can do the same for your installation if you go to Settings > Reading, select A static page option and select the Home Page from the Homepage list.

HVAC Theme Set Home Page

7. Import Slider

Extract the archive hot-hvac-wp-demo.zip you downloaded from our site and locate the file 1-HVACSlider.ss3.

From WordPress Dashboard, click Smart Slider to open the slider plugin’s main page. On this page, click the Import Slider button (top right).

On the next screen, from the Import file upload field, click Choose File and select file HVACSlider.ss3. Also, enable option Restore Slider. Finally, click Import button.

HVAC Theme Import Slider Data

If you receive message Success, the demo slider is imported. Click Save button to confirm the changes of the slider.

8. Activate Font Awesome icons

You can load the Font Awesome icons collection from the Elementor plugin. To enable that for all pages and widgets (even those you don’t edit with Elementor), from WordPress Dashboard go to Elementor > Settings and select Advanced tab. Find option Load Font Awesome 4 Support and select Yes. Finally, click Save Changes button.