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The web hosting WordPress themes work on the same basic principle as our regular store templates – they connect to our system and get data about the web hosting services, which you have activated via your Reseller Control Panel.
Due to the fact that the web hosting WordPress themes are not an integral part of our reseller hosting system at the moment, they require a bit of fine-tuning in order to function properly. Here you can find all the necessary steps to set up a reseller hosting WordPress theme.
Download and install WordPress
You need to have a working WordPress installation in your web hosting account. If you have a web hosting account with us, you can use our Applications Installer tool to install WordPress. If you have a web hosting account with another provider, you will have to check with them to learn how to install WordPress in your account.
How to install WordPress
Tip: As a web hosting reseller with ResellersPanel, you can get a new web hosting account at a discounted wholesale price.
Note: You can use both domains like “my-hosting-store.com” and subdomains like “hosting.my-domain.com” for your WordPress installation.
Download your chosen theme and the ResellersPanel plugin
Once you have WordPress installed, download our ResellersPanel plugin – it will connect your store with our system. Once you have the .zip archive, upload it to the /plugins/ folder of your WordPress installation and extract it.
Do the same with the theme you have chosen – upload it to the /themes/ folder and extract the archive.
How to download a web hosting WordPress theme
Note: All of our themes and plugin can be downloaded only from our reseller hosting control panel. You will need an free account with ResellersPanel in order to use them.
Note: With our Control Panel, you can easily extract an uploaded .zip archive. If your WordPress installation is hosted with another provider, which does not allow extraction of .zip archives, you will have to extract the files on your local computer and then upload them.
Once the plugin and the theme are extracted, you can activate them both from the WordPress admin area. If you don’t see them in the respective section of the WordPress admin area, check if they are uploaded at the right place. If you are still having problems, contact our support team.
How to activate a web hosting WordPress theme
How to activate the ResellersPanel plugin
Activate the Reseller API
Go to the Reseller Control Panel and navigate to the API Settings menu, located under Reseller Tools. From there, enable Simple Mode and enter the URL of your website, where WordPress is installed. For example – http://my-hosting-store.com/. If WordPress is installed in the /wordpress/ folder, enter http://my-hosting-store.com/wordpress/ in the form.
How to activate the reseller hosting API
Set up the ResellersPanel plugin
Go to the WordPress admin area and navigate to the ResellersPanel menu on the left side. Once there, enter the name of the reseller store you want to use and the password for your reseller account. The plugin will then attempt to connect with our system – if the connection is successful, you will see a list of the web hosting services you are offering listed on the page.
Note: Make sure you have the Outgoing Connections option disabled for your web hosting account. If you can’t disable it, add the following IP address to the exceptions list: 188.8.131.52.
How to connect WordPress with the reseller hosting API
You can now check your WordPress site – it will feature the default index page we have selected and a default menu. From this point on, you can start customizing your website.
Don’t forget to also check out our troubleshooting guide.