Installing Kalium via WordPress

This is the best option to install a WordPress theme, it is a straightforward and allows you to install the theme with a single click without requiring high skills in web development.


Step 1 – Download theme files

Download Kalium theme files from ThemeForest > Downloads tab:


Step 2 – Extract archive

If you have downloaded All files & documentation then extract that archive and there you will see otherwise if you have downloaded only Installable WordPress file then you don’t need to extract it.


Step 3 – Upload theme and activate

Head over Appearance > Themes and click Add New then choose Upload Theme and upload installable WordPress file:

After theme is uploaded and installed click Activate and you will see the Welcome screen of Kalium:

This means Kalium is installed successfully and you are ready to set it up.

If you intend to make changes on theme style or templates (now or in the future) we strongly recommend you to install Kalium child theme.

On this step you may proceed with Product Activation which will allow you get latest theme updates and install theme demo content.


Step 4 – Install required plugins

Install and activate required/recommended plugins based on your primary usage of the theme. For example, if you are going to use Kalium for shop, then you need to install WooCommerce and other related WooCommerce plugins (optional).


Step 5 – Import demo content (Optional)

Import a demo content pack to get started. This is an optional step however most of the users do it.


Missing style sheet error when installing the theme

A common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes is a “Broken theme or style.css missing” error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme. This error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken, it simply means it has been uploaded incorrectly. Luckily, there is a very easy fix.


Errors and troubleshooting

Not always this option works for you, there are some hosting companies that do not meet the suggested maximum upload file size, thus this process fails. Here are the alternatives for you:

  1. Increasing upload_max_filesize var may solve this issue
  2. Installing Kalium via FTP

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