Version: 3.0+
Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Getting Started

This article will help you set-up your website using Thrive as your WordPress Theme. As a website administrator, you have all the privilege required to install the theme, to install the recommended plugins, and to set-up all configurations.

Installation Tutorial (YouTube Video)
Step by step video showing how to import demo contents

Server Requirements
(WordPress, BuddyPress, and Thrive Combined)

  • Apache2/NGINX
  • PHP 7.3 or Above
  • MySQL 5.6 or Above
  • If you’re using Apache, an extension mod_rewrite is required

Software Requirements

Although the Theme will just work fine without BuddyPress, if you are intending to use Thrive with BuddyPress, you’ll need to have at least version 3.0 or higher.

  • BuddyPress version 3.0 or above
  • WordPress 4.5 or above

Theme Installation

1. Go to your WP-Admin > Appearance > Themes. Click the “Add New” button, and then click “Upload Theme”:

2. Select and upload ‘’. Do not activate the parent theme. Next, select and upload the child theme ‘’. Activate the child theme (Thrive Nouveau Child).
Click here to learn more about child themes.

3. Verify your installation by visiting the url of your website. Assuming you have a fresh install of WordPress, you should be presented with a screen similar to the following screenshot:

4. By now, you’ve successfully uploaded and installed the parent and the child theme and have activated the said child theme.

Click here to learn more about child themes.

Installing Demo Contents


Although demo contents are not required for the Theme to work, having a set of data will help you better understand how the Theme handles the post, pages, and 3rd party plugins.

Before you begin the installation, be sure to adjust the capacity of your server by setting up the following configurations in your PHP.ini:

  • memory_limit (set to 1024M)
  • max_execution_time
  • max_input_time

See this guidelines or contact your hosting provider and let them adjust the server memory for you if you encounter any difficulties by doing so. We are doing this so that our server will have enough memory allocated for PHP to run the import – which we will be discussing later on.

Selecting Demo to Install

After we have installed & activated the child theme, and have made sure that our server configurations are good, we can now proceed to install your favorite demo.

  1. Go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Set-up Wizard. You will be presented with the following screen: