Setting up your theme if you have content already.

It might be the case that you don’t want to import the entire demo content data, this might be the case if you:

1 – Don’t want to import all content and attachments to your WordPress database and admin because you fear some of your current content might be overwritten, even if the importing process should not overwrite any of your data, there is always a certain degree of risk of something being overwritten when you import data to a database and filesystem.

2 – You simply want to setup your theme at your own pace and way, and create along the necessary pages you need and no more.

Assembly allows you to import only the template pages without importing all the pages and images from demo content data, we will explain in detail how to proceed to setup your theme if you decide to manually do it this way:


Step 1: Install and activate the required Assembly plugins.


1 – Make sure you have installed the required plugins that the theme needs in order to import the demo content and work. The theme will alert and ask you to install the plugins, as in the image below, click on the “Begin installing plugins” button.



2 – Click on the “Check all”checkbox in order to check all items in the list, select “Install” in the drop down and click on the “Apply” button. This will install all  the required plugins to start importing the demo content.



Step 2: Importing the demo content with the “Import page templates only” option checked.


1 – Go to “Assembly” -> “Import” once you have installed the required plugins.



2 – Uncheck “Import media”, check “Import page templates only” and check the “I have read the terms…” checkbox if you agree, and click the “Import Demo Content”, as in the image below:



3 – Don’t refresh or close this page until the process is done. If it all went ok, you will see a message saying something like “Templates were successfully imported”:



Now all your page templates are ready to be manually set up into actual WordPress pages.


Step 3: Create a page and load a template


1 – Go to “Pages” and click on “Add New” to start creating a new page.



2 – In the new page add your page title and click on the “Page Settings” button (highlighted in yellow in the image below):



3 – Within the new popup window, you have to click on the “Templates” tab and then click on the “Load” button next to the page template you want to load into your page. i.e.: If you are creating an “About” page you would click on the option highlighted in the image below:

load template


4 – Click “Done” and you will see your template loaded into your page builder.


5 – Click “Publish” and your page will be already visible on your site:



Step 4: Set your “Page state” for your page(s)


This action will synchronize your pages with the  WordPress URL locations, in most cases you will not need to do anything here, however if you are setting up a page which is for instance: homepage, archive, search, 404, blog, blog posts page products page or shop, you will need to do this, (please make sure you have selected the “Static page” setting for the “Front page displays” option under “Settings” -> “Reading”).

1 – Go to “Assembly” -> “General”, and scroll all the way down to the “Page States” bottom section:



2 – If you are, for instance setting up a home page, you will need to select your recently created page in the dropdown that says “Home Page”, this will tell to WordPress that this is your home page and will treat it correspondingly.



3 – Scroll all the way up, and click on the “Save Options” button.


Step 5: Setting up your WooCommerce shop.

This step is only required, if you are setting up a shop on your site. (if your theme doesn’t have a WooCommerce integration you can skip this step).


You now should have your page up and running. If you have followed all the steps and you are still experiencing issues, please submit a ticket to our support system.