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Adding a Free Theme

You can add a free theme using Appsero. Here are the steps.

Basic Information

To add a new theme, click on the Add New button. There you will find two options “Add Plugin” and “Add Theme“. Click on the “Add Theme” button.

Adding a theme

As you are adding a free theme, click on the “No, it’s Free Theme” button.

select theme

If you have the plugin on the WordPress repository already, just add the Slug/URL of that plugin. Click on Submit to finish. Appsero will automatically fetch all the information.

But, there is also an alternative way. Hit the Manual Entry button to enter all the details manually.

Add your slug

Next, there two things. If you add the slug of your theme then Appsero will automatically fetch all the details from WordPress.org.

But, if you hit the Manual Entry button, then you will have to enter all the details by yourself.

Theme details

Now, below are listed all the fields that will be filled up. You can find what is the required field and what is not.

Available fields

NameRequiredDescription
Theme NameYesThe name of the theme.
SlugYesThe slug of the theme. It will be generated automatically but if you want you can change it. Note that you will not be able to update it later.|
VersionYesThe version of the theme. You will be able to add a new version at the time of release.
Homepage URLNoWebsite URL of the theme. Put Website URL based on the hosted store. Put WordPress.org URL of the theme if it is hosted on WordPress.org.
Demo URLNoDemo site URL of the theme.
DescriptionNoGive a description of the theme. This field is markdown supported.

Licensing

Now onto the Licensing part. You need to add your theme. There are three options to add your theme.

  • GitHub
  • BitBucket
  • Gitlab (Upcoming)

You can choose to connect your account with GitHub or Bitbucket.

Connect your GIt account

When you click on the Github’s “Connect“, you will get a pop-up. There you can Enable push to Deploy, and fill up your Git Repository and the Branch.

Pop up window for Github

Then, if you want you can connect your WordPress.org account. It will enable you to deploy to WordPress.org from Appsero directly from Git.

Connect your WordPress.org account

You are done with your Licensing.

If you skip or forget to connect to any of these platforms, you can easily do that from the Integrations section.

Get Started

After, Adding a plugin and Licensing now it is your turn to get started.

You will find an Installation Method section. You need to install an Appsero-Client plugin. You can do that in two ways.

  • Composer
  • Manual Installation

In the case of Composer, you need to use these below commands.

Composer Install

But in the case of Manual Installation, you need to download or clone the latest Appsero client.

Manual Installation

Download or clone the Git repository from Github. Remember to save and extract the folder in your root folder of plugin/theme

Download Appsero-client

Lastly, copy the Code Snippet into your main plugin/theme’s file. Click Done to finish.

Code Snippet

If you follow the on-screen instructions, you will be successfully adding your theme to Appsero.

Theme section

You have added a free plugin!

Congratulations 🎉 the plugin has been successfully added to Appsero. Read more about the Appsero Client documentation

Lastly, you can read the Push to Deploy documentation to deploy your plugin directly from your command line.

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