Grace Chen
asked 11 years ago


I’m just wondering why there does not seem to be a way to get all the section/page templates, menus, etc. without having to do Quickstart Setup. I manually installed the DW One Page Metro theme, but none of the pages have existing templates, the menu editor is blank, and I am just confused as to how to go about customizing the website without these templates.

I have seen many other people ask this same question, and all the DW responses have been to use Quickstart (but then why is Manual an option?) or through private message.

I personally do not have access to my web server, so only Manual Installation works for me. If you could please explain how to get all the page/menu/widget templates in manually, that would be great. Otherwise, I think I will consider asking for a refund.

Thank you.

1 Answers
answered 11 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about your difficulty you are having with our theme.

The only option to install the theme with all the widgets, settings and sample content is to use Quickstart file.

The manual installation is an option for those who wish to build their websites from the start with their own customization.

Can you access to your hosting? If yes, you can follow our instruction here to get the theme going:

  1. Unzip and upload all the files inside to the desired location on your Localhost or Hosting:
    • If you want to integrate WordPress site into the root of your domain (e.g., upload all the files into the root directory of your web server.
    • If you want to have your WordPress site installed in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g., create the blog directory on your server and upload all the files to the subdirectory via FTP.
    • Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert files name to lowercase, make sure it is disabled.
  2. Run the WordPress installation process by accessing the following URL in a web browser:
    • If you install WordPress site in the root directory, you should visit:
    • If you install WordPress site in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit:
  3. Follow the whole process and your WordPress site is ready with sample data.
    – Please find here for the document guide on how to configure the theme:

Also, you can read the user guide here:

Hope this helps !

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