Congratulations on your purchase of a Vynilla theme!
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Magento files structure
The theme package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:
- contains documentation files.
- a main documentation file you are reading at the moment.
- contains the theme screenshots. Not for production.
- contains the theme source files.
- contains the theme Adobe Photoshop source files [.psd].
- contains additional pages and custom blocks provided with the theme.
- contains Magento theme sample data files.
- contains files and directories that should be uploaded to the root directory of your Magento installation.
- the database backup file. Contains the theme sample content.
contains Magento theme files and directories that should be uploaded to the root directory of your Magento installation.
contains the complete Magento installation package with engine files, theme and sample content [sample images].
- the file used to extract files from the fullpackage.zip when uploaded to the hosting server.
- contains the links where the template custom fonts can be downloaded.
- contains instructions on how to extract source files.
Before you proceed to set up your Magento store, please make sure you are fully prepared. Please complete the following preparation steps:
To feel comfortable working with Magento template, we recommend you to download all the applications required. You can see the list of all required software on the template preview page.
Requirements can vary significantly depending upon the template, the common ones will be defined only:
- You need to use WinZip 9+ (for Windows) or Stuffit Expander 10+ (for Mac) to extract the password protected sources_#########.zip archive.
- You may also need the Adobe Photoshop application. It can be used to edit .psd source files and is necessary, in case, you want to change the template graphics and images.
- To edit template source code files, you need the code editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Notepad++, Sublime Text, etc.
- To upload files to the hosting server, you may need an FTP Manager like Total Commander, FileZilla, CuteFTP, etc.
As Magento Commerce is a PHP/MySQL based application, you need to prepare a hosting environment to run Magento.
If you have a live hosting, please make sure it matches the Magento requirements:
- Apache 2.2 or 2.4 with mod_rewrite, mod_version or nginx 1.x
- MySQL 5.6, 5.7
- Supported versions: PHP 7.1.3+, PHP 7.2.x
- PHP extensions: bc-math, ctype, curl, dom, gd, intl, mbstring, hash, openssl, PDO/MySQL, SimpleXML, soap, spl, libxml, xsl, azip, json, iconv.
NOT SUPPORTED: PHP 5.4, PHP 7.0.0, 7.0.1, PHP 7.0.2 - 7.0.5, PHP 7.0.6 - 7.0.x, PHP 7.1
You can run Magento locally (on your computer) using the local server. To create a local hosting server please use the localhost applications, such as WAMP, AppServ, MAMP etc. Any of those can be easily installed as any other software and used to run Magento.