Download and install a WordPress theme from ThemeForest

Purchasing WordPress theme from ThemeForest is one thing but Download and install a WordPress theme from ThemeForest is second part and this is what we will be talking about today, let’s jump in

#1. Download theme from the ThemeForest

After purchasing an item in the ThemeForest new menu element “Downloads” will appear on your account page. Once we jump in this page we will see all our purchases here. Each item has green drop-down “Download” button so we can choose to download full package or download only installable files. See the image:

Don't forget to login into your account to see "Downloads"
Don’t forget to login into your account to see “Downloads”

#2. Installing theme from ThemeForest

After we downloaded full package from the marketplace (All files & Documentation), we have to unzip it retrieve the only installable folder from inside, folder name usually is the name of the purchased item.

Once we have an installable file (This will be a .zip file), we can head to WordPress and install it, in WordPress dashboard menu > Appearance > themes click “Add new” and then You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you downloaded earlier. Select the file and click Install Now. here is the screenshot:

Wordpress theme install dialog
WordPress theme install dialog
Wordpress theme install dialog
WordPress theme install dialog

Once our theme is installed, we will see a success message along with the link to activate it. Just click Activate link to complete the installation of the theme.

#3. Install required and recommended plugins (optional)

After theme activation, we will see some notifications from the theme. This might be the welcome note, plugin installation warning or even advertisement. Premium themes from Themeforest very often use plugins to extend their functionality and nowadays it’s almost impossible to create a premium theme without third party plugins, (Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, Layer Slider and many others).

plugins installation notice looks like this:

Additional plugin installation notice
Additional plugin installation notice

And once we click on “Begin installing plugins” we will jump on this screen: (We can also go directly in WordPress menu > appearance > install plugins)

Install Required Plugins ‹ Almaak — WordPress

We just need to select all plugins from the list and them from “bulk actions”

Conclusion

That’s all. Now you have your theme and plugins installed. It’s time to discover theme features and setup the theme. For the specific theme, please follow the corresponding documentation of the theme.

Center YouTube video in WordPress

Actually, this comes up quite often with people depending on how your WordPress site is setup and what theme you are using, this might seem like a very small and easy thing, by default iframe will be left aligned because its block level element and its normal if you see it on the left side

Follow this quick steps below on how to center your YouTube videos.

Step 1: 

let’s get iframe code from one of video from youtube, you need to click share button under video and then embed link:

Step 2:  

now, go ahead to your WordPress post/page editor and switch to text mode and past the code:

Iframe code:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V6cNXL2TUIM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

after this your video will be left aligned, like this:

Step 3:  

and finally, if we want to center video on the page we need to wrap it in the div element with css style text aligned to center, final code looks like this:

<div style="text-align: center;"><iframe width="460" height="215" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V6cNXL2TUIM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>

and this is the result:

 

Hopefully, this short little tutorial on how to center YouTube embed is helpful! If so, feel free to comment below.