To install this theme you must have a working installation of WordPress on your server. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. In this regard, first unzip the theme package you have downloaded from themeforest.net. In the extracted folder you can see following sub-folders:
Theme — This folder contains original theme in zipped and non-zipped format. It also contains a bare-bone child-theme for you.
Documentation — Inside this folder you will find this same documentation.
Licensing — Licensing details of this theme are contained in this folder.
Now that you've extracted the packaged zip file, you have to upload the theme files to your web server, for this there are two ways:
FTP Upload — Using your FTP program, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the
/wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
WordPress Upload — Navigate to
Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit "Install Now" and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
As soon as you activate the theme the "Theme Wizard" will start. Following this theme wizard is optional but I would recommend following it because it makes it easy for you to setup child theme, install and activate plugins and import demo data (optional).
When you click "Start", at first step of theme wizard it will ask you to "Install Child Theme", this step is optional but it is considered best practice to use a child theme and modify it (if needed) instead of modifying the core theme directly.
In the next step, it will ask you to "Install (required) Plugins", this step is mandatory and you have to install all required plugins listed in this section. It will also "activate" the plugins automatically.
In the last and final step it will ask you to "Import (demo) Content", this step is optional. If you want to start from scratch and don't want any demo data you can skip this step, other wise you can proceed to importing demo data by click of a button.
Once the wizard is finished it will display following message and you can check your newly installed theme by clicking the "View your website" button.
Although core WordPress functionality (blog and standard pages) of the theme will work out of the box (i.e. without installing any plugin) but in order to take full advantage and to extend theme’s functionality (job listings, resume listings, paid listing … etc) the theme asks for installing some plugins when you first activate the theme.
If you have followed the theme wizard, required plugins would have already been installed. However, if you have skipped the theme wizard and want to start from scratch then you should notice a banner notification across the top of your admin dashboard advising you to install specific required & recommended plugins.
Install & activate these plugins by clicking the "Begin installing plugins" link. Check the boxes next to the plugins > select "Install" from the drop-down menu > and click "Apply".
After this, follow the same steps but now select "Activate" from the drop-down menu.
Following are some free plugins which are required by the theme and you won't have to pay any extra money to use their functionality.
Advanced Custom Fields
Used to handle meta boxes and custom fields.
It extends the functionality of core "capstone" theme by providing extra modules for "beaver page builder" and some custom widget(s).
WP Job Manager
It is used to add core "job listing" functionality to the theme.
WP Job Manager - Company Profiles
It is used to add "companies listing" functionality to the theme.
This plugins allows you to add "user registration" as well as "user logging in" functionality to the front-end of you site.
Nav Menu Roles
This plugin lets you hide custom menu items based on user roles.
It allows your site visitors to submit their resumes, you can list those resumes for potential employers.
Allow logged in candidates and employers to bookmark jobs and resumes along with an added note.
Allow registered users to save their job searches and create alerts which send new jobs via email daily, weekly or fortnightly.
Tag jobs with required skills, interests & technologies, show jobs by tag using shortcodes, and add tag filtering to the main jobs shortcode.
Allow job listers to set a closing date via a new field on the job submission form.
Allow candidates to apply to jobs using a form & employers to view and manage the applications from their job dashboard.
It allows you to create submission packages, which limits number of submissions a user can have. Requires the WooCommerce plugin.
In addition to free plugins mentioned above the theme also comes with optimized visual support for following paid plugins with the theme. The theme won't notify to install these paid plugins upon theme installation, so you'll have to upload and activate them separately, as per your requirement.
Allows you to add/edit/delete new/existing fields and show them on relevant page
Allows you to define visibility criteria for any given custom field
allows you to offer packages to limit number of listing views and ability to apply or contact listing owner
enable on-site private message among site users