WordPress Themes with True 1-click Demo Installs
After having writing two articles about WordPress demo importing; Not All demo imports are Alike and Why Demo importing is still a challenge, I thought I would try to create a list of themes I’ve used and found to have true 1-click demo installs to help anyone looking for the right theme with this important features to find it with ease.
A lot of theme authors nowadays have started to create their own importer plugins and many of them deliver it pre-installed with the theme that you get to run it right after you install the theme.
And a very good example of that is the Avada Theme Demo Importer which is a true 1-click demo importer.
And although I have a couple of comments on the Avada theme as a whole I find that its demo importer is a great one that does the job perfectly every time.
Another cool demo import I found was the Listify theme demo importer, and this one was so simple to use and it imports everything with just one click.
Sahifa theme from Tielabs was another example of one-click demo installers which gives you everything in just a single click and it won’t affect your current data, I can say it was one of the easiest demo imports I’ve done recently.
Newspaper Theme by TagDiv, this one really stood out for me when I first saw it as it has a very clean and easy to use Demo installer.
First you get a small preview of all demos from the Install screen( not all themes allow this, some just give you a name for the demo and you need to Google it to see how that would look), it also allows the import of the demo content along with theme settings or settings alone.
The whole process takes place on one screen and you even get to uninstall a demo if you didn’t like how it looked after installing it and that was really cool to me.
And once installed the site looks perfectly like the theme demo site with all images, widgets, etc.. and you don’t have to do anything else.
Is a magazine theme from TagDiv which shares the same fabulous demo installer and it really is a breeze to use and you can install and uninstall any demo provided with the theme to try out the different ones.
SEOWP Theme by LumberMan:
This theme installation process was one of the most smooth installations I’ve ever had recently!
- Plugins are installed and activated in just one step.
- Integrate Installed plugins is another one-click step that prepares for the demo import.
- Demo content import was very fast, showed clear progress of what’s happening and didn’t take time or stop at all.
- Images and sliders are included with the demo, so you get a prefect replica of the theme on your site in just a few minutes.
This one was really impressive, thanks LumberMan.
Prolist Theme from Apus:
Another very simple yet effective option from Apus themes, the Prolist theme demo importer.
It worked very nicely and as you can see it has a very simple interface and each step turns blue when it’s being carried out and after all are done you get a simple text confirmation.
That one worked pretty smoothly, although at times I wasn’t sure if it’s still working or it was frozen as there wasn’t a real progress indicator especially with step 2 that took most of the time. Also, I would have expected to see an image next to each demo to know what exactly am I choosing. But in total it worked nicely and everything was looking good on the front-end after the import was successful.
This is not the end of this list but rather the beginning and I will continue adding new themes with true 1-click importers once I know about them.
If you have a theme that you would like to suggest please, feel free to comment below and I will check it out and add it to the list.
All contributions appreciated.