Installing Largo

Largo is a WordPress theme, so if you’re familiar with theme installation you should have no trouble. Largo requires a minimum PHP version of 5.3 and has been tested thoroughly on PHP 5.5. Contact your hosting provider if you are unsure which version of PHP your site uses.

Here are the basic steps for installing the Largo theme:

Download and Install WordPress

The Largo parent theme and plugins have been tested with the latest version of WordPress. Some hosting providers offer one-click installation of WordPress and that should get you the latest version. If that does not work for you, download the latest version from the WordPress downloads page and follow their instructions to set it up.

Download and Install Largo

The latest stable version of the Largo parent theme is available for download from the project repository on github. The master branch (download link) is always the latest stable release, although you may also want to keep an eye on the develop branch which contains our work on the next release of Largo.

Note that we do not recommend using the develop branch on a production site.

Once you have downloaded the Largo theme:

  1. Unzip the downloaded file.
  2. Rename the resulting folder from “largo-master” to just “largo”. (GitHub uses the name of the branch in the download file, but renaming it to “largo” will make your life easier.)
  3. Upload the “largo” theme folder to your hosting provider in the /wp-content/themes/ folder of your WordPress installation.

In your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes and select the Largo theme for activation.