The following tutorial will show you how to install Magento template over existing Magento website.
Important notice! Magento engine versions of your current website and the new Magento template should be compatible. You can check it in the Details tab on the demo preview page.
Upload the app, js, lib, skin folders from template package/themeXXX folder and the media folder from template package/sources/sample_data to your site directory on the server using cPanel or via FTP, your theme folders can be different.
If your FileManager section in the hosting cPanel allows to extract (unzip) files, zipping the folders together to upload and extracting them from the archive will save a lot of time:
At the admin panel go to System > Design, select the new theme as the default and Save the changes:
In order to get the demo sample pages and blocks, please open the Template Settings page on the demo, it is usually in the footer links. There you will find the needed pages/blocks/widgets settings and the location of the codes to add:
We recommend clearing and disabling Magento cache when editing the static pages.
To add sample pages, navigate to CMS > Pages.
This tutorial will show you how to add them: Magento. How to install sample content pages manually.
Go to CMS > Static blocks to add the template blocks.
This tutorial explains how to add them: Magento. How to install sample static blocks manually.
If your template includes widgets, you can configure them in CMS > Widgets.
Please follow this tutorial to add widgets: Magento. What are Magento widgets and how to use them.
Save the changes and refresh your website.
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:Magento. How Install a template over existing store without SQL import,