Once you have uploaded and activated the theme, install and activate the ‘DesignThemes Core Features Plugin’, ‘WPBakery Visual Composer’ as next step. All promoted features will work only after activating this plugin.
The Layer and Revolution Slider are recommended plugins. When you install “DesignThemes”, you will get a notification message in your WordPress admin telling you to install the required and recommended plugins.
Included Plugins With The DesignThemes Theme
- DesignThemes Core Features Plugin – This is our companion plugin that is required to use DesignThemes. Please make sure this is always installed and activated.
- WPBakery Visual Composer – This is a premium plugin created by WPBakery.
- Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer – This is a premium plugin created by BrainstormForce.
- Layer Slider – This is a premium slider plugin created by Kreatura.
- Revolution Slider – This is a premium slider plugin created by ThemePunch.
- Responsive Styled Google Maps – This is a premium slider plugin created by greenline.
Required Plugins Used in Various Demos
- WooCommerce Plugin – This plugin is free. If creating an online shop, we recommend using WooCommerce. DesignThemes has full integration with this plugin.
- Instagram Feed– This plugin is free. Display beautifully clean, customizable, and responsive Instagram feeds
- Unyson – This plugin is free created by ThemeFuse. A free drag & drop framework that comes with a bunch of built in extensions that will help you develop premium themes fast & easy
- WP Store Locator – This plugin is free. WP Store Locator is a powerful and easy to use location management system. we recommend using WP Store Locator. DesignThemes has full integration with this plugin.
- The Events Calendar Plugin – This plugin is free but also has a Pro version. If creating a site that showcases events, we recommend using The Events Calendar plugin.
- Contact Form 7 – This plugin is free. If needing to use forms on various pages, we recommend using Contact Form 7. DesignThemes has full integration with this plugin.