HotStart Installation

Once you finish this installation method, you should get exactly the same copy of this Demo site on your server. Let’s start!

  1. Unzip file “wp_hot_sportal_hotstart.zip” from the archive you downloaded after purchase. Unzip this archive to your computer.
  2. Using FTP software (such as FileZilla) upload all files and folders to your hosting space. Make sure that folder where you uploaded files is writable (chmod 755 for folders and 644 for files).
  3. In browser, open address http://www.your_site_address.com/wordpress/index.php (change “your_site_address.com” with your URL, change “wordpress” with folder name where you uploaded files).
  4. Click “Create a Configuration File” button.
  5. Make sure that you have created an emply MySQL database on your server. Use your hosting control panel to do that (or ask hosting support for assistance). Click “Let’s Go” button.
  6. Enter empty Database Name, Database’s User Name, Database User’s Password, Database Host. Click Submit button.
  7. If all database parameters were OK, you will see “Run the Install” button, so click it now.
  8. On the next page, you will see some parameters that you can’t edit now, but you can edit them later in WordPress. Please click Install WordPress button.
  9. Click Log In button to login to WordPress admin’s dashboard. Your temporary administrator’s username and password will be “admin” and “admin”.
  10. Under Users, click Your Profile. Change your email address and password. Click Update Profile button.

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About Hot Carousel Pro

Hot WordPress Carousel Pro is an advanced version of our popular plugin. Led by the popularity of this plugin, we created an advanced version with many new features. In addition to the image rotation mode, we've added an option for the rotation of posts that plugin can take over from the categories.

This plugin is sold separately for $15, but if you buy Hot Sportal theme, you get it FREE!

About Hot Scroller (new!)

This plugin will create a WordPress Scroller of your posts. You can select a category of posts, or pick separate pages. This is a perfect WordPress News Ticker for all kind of news portals powered by WordPress!

It can be purchased separately ($15), but you will get it FREE with WordPress Sports Theme Hot Sporta!.

About Hot Lightbox (new!)

Hot Lightbox plugin ($15 value) allows you to include series of images from any directory on your server. This plugin automatically creates thumbnails from your images, as per given parameters. All you need to do is to select a directory with your images.

Our members or buyers of the Hot Sportal theme will get this plugin FREE!

4 in 1

That's true! With purchase of the Hot Sportal theme, you will get not the theme only, but all plugins we used to build this demo! You can copy this demo site on your server easily, just follow the HotStart instructions from the theme documentation

Hot Sportal theme, plus Hot WordPress Carousel Pro, plus Hot Scroller, plus Hot Lightbox, altogether for just $29 (or $39 including PSD)!