How do I install the Allure Blesta Theme?

1. Install the SwiftModders Blesta Theme Installer

Before installing the Allure Blesta Theme, you must first install the SwiftModders Blesta Theme Installer. The Theme Installer handles the licensing checks and activation of the theme. Please follow the linked article for instructions on how to install.

2. Download the latest version of the Allure Blesta Theme

Now that the Theme Installer has been installed, you're prepped and ready to install the theme. Log into your account and navigate to "My Services"> "Downloads." You should see a list of all your theme purchases and click on the Allure Blesta Theme download link.

3. Copy your theme license key

While you're in your account section, you will also need to grab your license key. This will come in handy later after we've installed the theme! Click on "My Services"> "Licenses" to view all of your available license keys.

Once loaded you will see a list of all your products and their license keys. Locate the license key for your Allure Blesta Theme license and click the "Copy" button to quickly copy it. Save the key somewhere secure for use later!

4. Unzip the download to your local machine

After downloading the Theme Installer, you will need to unzip the compressed file onto your local machine. You can use many different tools to handle this, and both Windows and Macs have built-in uncompression tools. My preference for Windows machines would WinRAR, but you're free to use the tool you feel most comfortable with.

For more information on how to unzip a file, please read this tutorial on WikiHow.

5. Upload the files to your Blesta installation

Once your ZIP file has been extracted, you can upload the theme files to your Blesta installation. The best way to do this would be to use your favorite FTP program. I use WinSCP to regularly handle my FTP uploads, but more modern control panels like cPanel and DirectAdmin have File Managers available.

In the Allure Blesta Theme folder, look for the "upload" folder. Upload the contents of the "upload" directory, not the folder itself, to the root directory of your Blesta installation (only the contents of the "upload" directory). This will add the necessary plugin files into the appropriate folders so that the Theme Installer will recognize the theme is available for installation.

Notice: If you do not see the Allure Blesta Theme listed, then that means you have uploaded the files to the wrong location. Please double-check that your files have been uploaded properly.

6. Access the Theme Installer and install the theme

Once your upload has been completed, you will need to log in to your Blesta admin account and click on the "Theme Installer" menu item. You should see the theme you downloaded available in the plugin and an "Install" option present. If you do not see this option, make sure you have uploaded the theme folder to the correct location. If you continue to have problems, please open a support request.

Click on the "Install" button, and the process will start immediately. The Theme Installer will add a table to your Blesta MySQL database used to house your customization settings. Once completed, you will be presented with a success message. Now we will need to activate your Allure Blesta Theme license.

7. Activate your theme license

To begin the activation process, you will need to click on the "Customize" button. Once loaded, you will see a form that asks for your license key. In step 3, you copied that license key, so let's use that here and click "Activate." If your activation were successful, see a message stating that your license is now active. If your license does not activate, please make sure your license key did not contain any whitespace. If that is not the issue, please be sure to open a support request and include any error message you get back.

8. Change your template and order form template settings

The last step will involve changing your Blesta company settings to use the appropriate templates. Head to your Blesta admin account and navigate to "Settings"> "Company"> "Look and Feel"> "Templates". You will see an option called "Client Template," In the dropdown, select "Allure Blesta Theme" and click "Save.

Next, click on the "Packages" in the primary admin menu and select "Order Forms". You should see a list of the Order Forms you've created for your products. Select one of the Order Forms and click on "Edit".

Under the "Template" section you can choose from a wide range of templates, but it's important to choose one of the "Allure" order form templates for maximum compatibility. Once you've selected a template, click on "Edit Form".

Congrats! You have successfully installed the Allure Blesta Theme! As always, if you have any issues during the installation process, please be sure to open a support request.

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