Demo Installation

After completion of Brando WordPress Theme installation, you can start building your awesome WordPress site. It would be easier if you use our demo pages/content/settings instead of start working from scratch. If you wish to use our demo pages/content/settings then you will have to install demo data and settings as per installed theme version demo content and configurations.

Import demo content data including posts, pages, portfolio, theme options, widgets, images, sliders etc… It may take several minutes, so please have some patience.


Importing demo content will import sliders, pages, posts, portfolio, theme options, widgets, sidebars and other settings. Your existing setup will be replaced with new demo data and settings from the installed theme version demo content and configurations. So we recommend you take the backup of your existing WordPress setup and database for your safety.

Demo Import Requirements

  • Brando Addon must be activated for Custom post type and Shortcodes to import.
  • Visual Composer must be activated for content and sliders to import.
  • Contact Form 7 must be activated for form data to import.
  • Newsletter Manager must be activated for newsletter form data to import.

Recommended PHP Settings

We recommend below PHP configurations to avoid errors like blank screen, demo content import fails or theme installation error. You can do below configuration changes yourself or contact your hosting provider and ask them to set below configurations.

  • upload_max_filesize 30M
  • post_max_size 128M
  • max_execution_time 180 (This needs to be increased if your server is slow and cannot import data.)
  • memory_limit 256M
  • max_input_vars 1000

You can check PHP configuration settings by installing WordPress phpinfo() extension in WordPress. You can also contact your hosting provider if you don’t know much more about it.

Import Demo Data: Please follow below steps to import demo data and settings.


  1. Login to WordPress admin section.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Settings from admin panel’s sidebar.
  3. Click on the Import/Export.
  4. Click on “Import” button from indivisuals.
  5. Click on “OK” button to start importing demo data.
  6. Now you can start changing dummy text/image/pages etc…

NoteIf you are getting permission error like below then please set permission to 755 or 777 for directory “sample-data” (wp-content/themes/brando/lib/importer/sample-data)

Error Message:
Warning: file_get_contents(/var/www/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/brando/lib/importer/sample-data/demo_files.xml): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/brando/lib/importer/parsers.php on line 67

Note If you see import doesn’t respond error in the black import progress screen, then please deactivate WP importer or any other import related plugin you have installed and then again try to import demo data.