You’ll first need to download the BuddyApp theme files from your ThemeForest account. Navigate to your Downloads tab on ThemeForest and find BuddyApp. Click the Download button and then click All Files and documentation.
Once you have installed WordPress and logged in to admin panel, you can install the theme.
This theme also contains a child theme. It is recommended to activate and use the child theme for easier future theme upgrades.
1. Install via WordPress Admin
To install the theme correctly, you MUST UNZIP the file downloaded from ThemeForest. If you do not unzip this file you will receive the error ‘no stylesheet found‘ and the install will fail.
When you download BuddyApp from ThemeForest, you get an archive which includes documentation, demo content, theme files and other resources.
Step 1. Go to WP Admin > Appearance > Themes to upload theme.
Step 2. Go to “Install Theme” tab and click “Upload”. Choose, from “WordPress theme” folder, the file named buddyapp.zip
Step 3. Do the same upload process for buddyapp-child.zip. Once the installation process is finished, click “Activate”.
2. Install using FTP
Step 1. Log into your hosting server via an FTP software
Step 2. Unzip the buddyapp.zip file and ONLY use the extracted buddyapp theme folder
Step 3. Upload the extracted buddyapp theme folder into wp-content > themes folder
Step 4. Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.