For a number of reasons, I decided to look at the Avada theme by Theme Fusion

Here are the steps to install the theme:

  • Configure WordPress on a web hosting account.
  • Purchase the theme
  • Download the theme only zip file – Avada.zip
  • Login into WordPress as an admin
    • Appearance –> Themes
    • Click Add New
    • Click Upload Theme
    • Click Browse and find the file
    • Click Install Now
    • If that gives an error message, install theme via FTP
      • extract the contents of the ZIP file
      • copy the folder via FTP to the wp-content/themes
    • Activate the theme
    • Click Begin installing plugins
      • Install all three
      • Activate all three
    • Plugins
      • Dismiss message to activate Revolution Slider

 

The next step was to install the demo content:

  • Login into WordPress as an admin
    • Appearance –> Theme Options –> General
    • Click Import Demo Content

 

After the demo content is installed, there is a message to install and run Regenerate Thumbnails plugin once.